Matt Adams, First Base, St. Louis Cardinals, #32


Date of Birth: 8/31/1988
Birthplace: Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
College: Slippery Rock University
Current Salary: $2,800,000

Matt Adams, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, was first drafted by the team in 2009. He played in the minor leagues until 2012 when he made his first appearance with the Cardinals, playing in 27 games with them that season.

In 2013, his first full season with the Cardinals, Adams batted .284 with 84 hits, 14 doubles, 17 home runs, and 51 RBIs in 108 games. He finished the 2014 season with 152 hits, 34 doubles, 15 home runs, 68 RBIs, and a .288 batting average in 142 games. In the postseason, he had 7 hits, 3 home runs, 7 RBIs, and a .233 batting average in 30 at-bats in 9 games.

Adams spent three months on the DL in 2015 with a torn quadriceps muscle. He finished the season with 42 hits and a .240 batting average in 60 games.

In 2016, Adams batted .249 in 118 games. He finished the season with 74 hits, 16 home runs, and 54 RBIs.

Career batting statistics for Adams through 2016 include:

  • 455 games played
  • 373 hits
  • 81 doubles
  • 210 RBIs
  • 340 strikeouts to 25 walks
  • .270 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Adams at first base through 2016 include:

  • 363 games played
  • 245 assists
  • 286 double plays
  • 2,861 putouts
  • 24 errors
  • .992 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Matt Adams
ESPN - Matt Adams