Matt Adams, First Base, Atlanta Braves


Date of Birth: 8/31/1988
Birthplace: Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
College: Slippery Rock University

Matt Adams, first baseman for the Atlanta Braves, was first drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals 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.

The Cardinals traded Adams to the Braves on May 20, 2017. He finished the season with 93 hits, 22 doubles, 20 home runs, 65 RBIs, 88 strikeouts to 23 walks, and a .274 batting average in 31 games with the Cardinals and 100 games with the Braves. Defensively, he played 62 games at first base and 19 games in left field.

Career batting statistics for Adams through 2017 include:

  • 586 games played
  • 466 hits
  • 103 doubles
  • 275 RBIs
  • 428 strikeouts to 112 walks
  • .271 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Adams at first base through 2017 include:

  • 425 games played
  • 277 assists
  • 329 double plays
  • 3,360 putouts
  • 29 errors
  • .992 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Matt Adams
ESPN - Matt Adams