Latest Update Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Sunday. Sun Aug, 31, 12:03 PM
This behemoth has prodigious power, run-producing qualities and pretty good plate coverage. Can also hit for a very solid average.
Flaws: : Needs more work on his defense at first base. Doesn't have much base-stealing speed. Could stand to draw a few more walks in the bigs.
Adams played both ends of the Saturday doubleheader and hasn't had a game off in some time now. Mike Matheny will give him a little rest here and hold him out of the lineup although he could come off the bench if needed. Daniel Descalso will handle the work at first base Sunday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Adams saw his seven-game hit streak come to an end Wednesday, but he picked it back up in style with his 13th home run of the season and first here in August. He's been hitting for average lately with some fairly productive runs and RBI, but obviously for a first baseman, fantasy owners would like to see a little more consistent power. He's still only 25-years old, so his power is still developing. We'd just like to see that development kick into another gear for the final month.Analyst: Howard Bender
Adams now has 28 doubles on the season. His .311 batting average has been a pleasant surprise, though his fantasy owners were likely expecting more than 12 home runs at this point in the season. There is reason to believe the power is still there, and he is a good candidate to top 20 home runs next season.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Adams is off to his worst month of the season in August, hitting .255 with zero extra-base hits and six RBI through 51 at-bats. However, he has now logged multi-hit performances in each of his last two games as it appears he is finally starting to wake up. The Cardinals first baseman is now slashing .307/.326/.482 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI in his first full season with a full-time starting gig. Analyst: Matthew Beck