Latest Update Matt Adams homered off Zack Greinke Saturday Sun Jul, 20, 02:05 AM
This behemoth has prodigious power, run-producing qualities and pretty good plate discipline & patience. Can also hit for average.
Flaws: : Needs more work on his defense at first base. Doesn't have any base-stealing speed. Must prove himself against lefties in the bigs.
Any critics left hating on Adams are beginning to just look silly as his .324 season average is second in the National League to only Troy Tulowitzki's MLB leading .340 average and for someone who is supposed to be fat how do you explain three triples and 22 doubles. Oh, and the 12 home runs on the year looks even better if you consider he had only went yard three times before landing on the DL back on May 29th.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Adams has been on fire, going 13-for-26 with five extra-base hits (1 HR), five RBI and three runs scored over his last seven games. He is now sporting a .336 average with 10 home runs and 38 RBI over 286 at-bats and remains one of the top young first basemen to own heading into the second half of the season. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Adams walk-off home run was the first by a Cardinal since David Freese's dramatic Game 6 one in the 2011 World Series and the first ever by Adams at any level of play. Adams now leads the NL in slugging at .679 and is third in OPS behind Goldschmidt and McCutchen, which is pretty solid company to be in.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Manager Mike Matheny is trying to stack right-handed bats against southpaw Andrew Heaney. Allen Craig will handled the work at first base for the day.Analyst: Howard Bender