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Matt AdamsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: St. Louis Cardinals MLB Years: 2012-2018
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

Positions1B-763, LF-19, DH-2Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew James Adams
Height6-3Weight230BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 31,1988 [30.020]PlacePhillipsburg,Pennsylvania
High SchoolPhilipsburg-Osceola (Philipsburg,PA)
CollegeSlippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (Slippery Rock,PA)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 23rd round (699th overall) of the 2009 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 50th round (1494th overall) of the 2006 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsBrian HopkinsService Time5.033 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2012-SLN-#9 ... 2013-SLN-#7
MLB DebutMay 20,2012 [23.262]
OrganizationsSLN [10] ATL [1] WAS [1] Awards5
TBC Player ID123162Retrosheet IDadamm002MLBAM ID571431
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (1B) in 2013
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed31Power84Contact47XBH78RBIs92Runs51Hitting73Durability50Team.520Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Slippery Rock University PSACNCAA Div 21b1847171367224154010231811204.421.487.6611.14811330198.447.240.380.48911.629.090.782.5334.2041.67
2008Slippery Rock University PSACNCAA Div 21b193913033579184410241900302.438.516.7081.2249218157.462.270.462.51615.2912.100.795.1016.2531.58
2009Slippery Rock University PSACNCAA Div 21b20511846491240146400311730303.495.566.8531.41915738221.494.358.527.58914.037.690.556.3313.1441.76
2009Johnson City CardinalsAppRksln-1b20321151542606250092010303.365.406.574.9806612128.391.209.287.4197.0315.632.224.6919.1728.57
2009Batavia MuckdogsNYPLA-sln411b2031130164511042700112100134.346.394.523.9176815142.387.177.262.3927.7514.791.912.8232.5033.33
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         632453187170105200204110437.355.400.547.94713427270.389.192.273.4057.4115.192.053.7024.5031.03
2010Quad Cities River BanditsMidwAsln311b21121464711444102288513378409311.310.355.541.89625163510.327.231.310.3836.4715.292.364.3121.0943.75
2011Springfield CardinalsTexAAsln251b221154638013923232101014090406712.300.357.566.92326257513.308.266.350.3917.8017.542.256.2414.4741.01
2012Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln321b23672584185220185031155700315.329.362.624.98616140276.360.295.360.4155.4320.653.806.5214.3347.06
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln531b232786821602130052400003.244.286.384.67033891.317.140.198.2925.4926.374.802.2043.0038.10
2013Springfield CardinalsTexAAsln1b24312131002000400001.250.250.333.5834112.375.083.083.2540.0033.330.000.000.0033.33
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln531b241082964684140175101238000009.284.335.503.83814931319.337.219.294.3657.2125.083.485.3317.4136.90
2014Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln251b25415131002000200001.200.200.267.4674115.231.067.067.2040.0013.330.000.000.0033.33
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln321b25142527551523451568322611430759.288.321.457.77824154563.338.169.220.3374.6220.254.382.6635.1335.53
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln321b266017514429052410104100111.240.280.377.6576614186.285.137.200.2845.3822.044.102.6935.0033.33
2016Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln521b27516431012004300000.188.350.438.7887220.167.250.500.34520.0015.000.755.0016.0066.67
2016St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln321b271182973774180165401258123015.249.312.471.78314034327.290.222.303.3347.6524.773.244.8918.5645.95
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32lf28314841420170041700100.292.340.396.73619353.419.104.188.3187.5532.084.251.8948.0021.43
2017Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl181b281002914279201195800197110355.271.315.543.85815840314.294.272.337.3516.0522.613.746.0515.3250.63
2017Totals for NL-NL         1313394693221206500238810455.274.319.522.84117743367.311.248.316.3466.2723.983.835.4516.9546.24
2018Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAwas1b2913000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2018Washington NationalsNLMLBwas1b2994249376490184800245540026.257.332.510.84212727277.261.253.349.3588.6619.862.296.5013.8342.19
2018St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1b2922535800370031700010.151.196.321.51717356.152.170.226.2165.3630.365.675.3617.6737.50
2018Totals for NL-NL         116302427290215500277240036.238.309.477.78614430333.244.239.328.3348.1121.622.676.3114.3841.67
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter702202224853811269633044139500103121538.266.315.470.7859502142186.307.204.273.0006.3622.873.604.3921.0639.78
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter37914762294641062832978311227790221437.314.361.558.9198231911619.335.244.322.0006.9217.112.475.1317.7841.16
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter762894691240195431196200316.315.354.595.94917243311.341.280.353.0006.1119.943.266.1115.2147.25
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1194788114224232103014096406713.297.352.556.90826658528.309.259.341.0007.5818.182.406.0614.9440.85
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter121464711444102288513378409311.310.355.541.89625163510.327.231.310.0006.4715.292.364.3121.0943.75
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter31130164511042700112100134.346.394.523.9176815142.387.177.262.0007.7514.791.912.8232.5033.33
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter321151542606250092010303.365.406.574.9806612128.391.209.287.0007.0315.632.224.6919.1728.57
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1374851332205722714820785441809.454.525.7461.27136286576.468.292.458.00013.549.380.694.6917.9639.09
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter5081482169395835592244496374539827.267.312.449.7616651471595.318.182.247.0006.0223.453.903.7025.1237.22
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1002914279201195800197110355.271.315.543.85815840314.294.272.337.0006.0522.613.746.0515.3250.63
Washington Nationals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter94249376490184800245540026.257.332.510.84212727277.261.253.349.0008.6619.862.296.5013.8342.19
Average MLB - Per 162 games162467571242612276113211521339.266.315.470.78521949504.307.204.273.0006.3622.873.604.3921.0639.78
Average Minor - Per 162 games16263198198451351273148118409616.314.361.558.91935282692.335.244.322.0006.9217.112.475.1317.7841.16

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2009Johnson City Cardinals AppRksln201B29--22614211242240.9928.28------3290.643.3
2009Batavia Muckdogs NYPLA-sln201B19--1731149188184.9799.68------3161.325.0
2010Quad Cities River Bandits MidwAsln211B110--101666108110921082.9919.84------12190.979.7
2011Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln221B111--10326088511001092.9939.84------11596.579.3
2012Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln231B59--48637446527523.9928.86------6788.141.0
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln231B242319421012313225222.9879.251.14-----2788.914.8
2013Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln241B3--273-230301.00010.00------3100.02.2
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln241B746359759850270650648.9978.761.09-----10868.545.7
2014Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln251B3--255-430301.00010.00------475.02.1
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln251B1331321163111580911112041195.9938.981.03-----14293.782.1
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln261B464235232132330356353.9927.671.00-----6076.728.4
2016Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln271B4--255-430301.0007.50------580.02.8
2016St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln271B866960161771762695688.9908.001.14-----11872.953.1
2017Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl281B595650248829542522517.9908.761.03-----10059.036.4
2017Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28LF13139518-2-2018.9001.380.19-----10013.08.0
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28LF65347---771.0001.170.21-----3119.43.7
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln281B3213113-114141.0004.671.08-----319.71.9
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28DH2---------------316.51.2
MLB Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B425387342233602772932936663637.9928.561.06-----4250.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF191812925-2-2725.9261.320.19-----190.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH2---------------20.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B66--53647454587583.9938.83------660.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B114--10596388711301122.9939.84------1140.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B110--101666108110921082.9919.84------1100.00.0
A- Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B19--1731149188184.9799.68------190.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B29--22614211242240.9928.28------290.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2009Johnson City Cardinals AppRksln20--29--------
2009Batavia Muckdogs NYPLA-sln20--19--------
2010Quad Cities River Bandits MidwAsln21--110--------
2011Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln22--111--------
2012Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln23--59--------
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23--24--------
2013Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln24--3--------
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24--74--------
2014Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln25--3--------
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25--133--------
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26--46--------
2016Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln27--4--------
2016St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27--86--------
2017Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28--59---13----
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28--3---6---2

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2011Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor2220801520604191032800000.250.277.475.752381083.333.225.2753.6133.739.334.8220.0050.00
2011St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2244021000000000000.500.500.7501.250314.500.250.2500.000.000.000.000.0050.00
2012St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB23143641011280011000001.278.297.528.82519437.333.250.2782.7027.0310.005.4118.0040.00
2013St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB242866719503170051400102.288.333.500.83333872.320.212.2886.9419.442.804.1722.0042.11
2013St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB24519361012001310000.316.381.526.90710221.333.210.2634.7614.293.004.7619.0033.33
2013St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB24622251002002900000.227.292.273.5656124.385.046.1368.3337.504.500.000.0020.00
2013St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB24622031000000700000.136.136.182.3184122.200.046.0450.0031.820.000.000.0033.33
2014St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB252053715204111021100000.283.309.547.85629655.289.264.3213.6420.005.507.2713.2540.00
2014St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB25412230014003200021.250.400.500.9006115.222.250.50020.0013.330.676.6712.0033.33
2014St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB25518340023002300001.222.300.556.85610220.154.334.44410.0015.001.5010.009.0050.00
2015St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2620512143017003600101.275.309.392.70120455.289.117.1765.4510.912.001.8251.0028.57
2016St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2718482146015004800100.292.340.479.81923753.325.187.2717.5515.092.001.8948.0050.00
2017St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2820471116105111041910101.340.396.6811.07732653.458.341.4477.5535.854.759.439.4037.50
2018Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB29174551411250021200000.311.340.511.85123447.387.200.2444.2625.536.004.2622.5028.57
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs20801520604191032800000.250.277.475.752381083.333.225.2753.6133.739.334.8220.0050.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs14135038104202186420218010405.297.335.520.85518240376.336.223.2895.5921.283.814.7919.4438.46
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs931591026004510021.290.389.516.90516336.292.226.35511.1113.891.255.5615.5033.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs11405910250041200001.225.295.400.69516344.269.175.2759.0927.273.004.5520.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs622031000000700000.136.136.182.3184122.200.046.0450.0031.820.000.000.0033.33

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2010Midwest League All-Star Team (1B)1
2011Texas League All-Star (1B) ... Texas League Player of the Year2
2013MLB All-Rookie Team (1B) ... MLB All-Rookie Team (Baseball America) (1B)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-08-211BSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActive--Claimed off waivers from Nationals by Cardinals29.355Team Roster on 2018-08-21
2018-07-031BWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.306Team Roster on 2018-07-03
2018-07-031BWashington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Harrisburg (AA) for rehab29.306Team Roster on 2018-07-03
2018-06-191BWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Fractured left index finger29.292Team Roster on 2018-06-19
2017-12-221BWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2018-2018 ($4m) [Free Agent]29.113Team Roster on 2017-12-22
2017-12-021BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted Free Agency (non-tendered)29.093  
2017-05-201BAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Cardinals to Braves for Juan Yepez28.262Team Roster on 2017-05-20
2017-01-111BSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($2.8m) [Avoids arbitration]28.133Team Roster on 2017-01-11
2016-09-021BSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.002Team Roster on 2016-09-02
2016-08-111BSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left shoulder inflammation27.345Team Roster on 2016-08-11
2016-01-171BSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($1.65m) [Avoids arbitration]27.139Team Roster on 2016-01-17
2015-09-101BSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL27.010Team Roster on 2015-09-10
2015-06-061bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL26.279Team Roster on 2015-06-06
2015-05-271bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained right quad26.269Team Roster on 2015-05-27
2014-06-131bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL25.286Team Roster on 2014-06-13
2014-05-311bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left calf tightness25.273Team Roster on 2014-05-31
2013-05-071bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL24.249Team Roster on 2013-05-07
2013-05-041bSt. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Springfield (AA) for rehab24.246Team Roster on 2013-05-04
2013-04-261bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained right oblique24.238Team Roster on 2013-04-26
2012-11-121bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Memphis (AAA)24.073Team Roster on 2012-11-12
2012-10-081BSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL24.038Team Roster on 2012-10-08
2012-08-141BSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Injured23.348Team Roster on 2012-08-14
2012-07-161BSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL23.319Team Roster on 2012-07-16
2012-07-031bSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Elbow23.306Team Roster on 2012-07-03
2012-06-221bSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Memphis (AAA)23.295Team Roster on 2012-06-22
2012-05-201bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Memphis (AAA)23.262Team Roster on 2012-05-20
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-06-19ContractSigned by Cardinals 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2012St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll23480,000-76034-2,954,887480,000480,000
2013St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll24490,000-77527-3,023,990490,000970,000
2014St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll25516,000-56825373,256,497500,0001,486,000
2015St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll26534,0003.03355621393,571,283507,5002,020,000
2016St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll271,650,0004.03340316563,498,245507,5003,670,0002016-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($1.65m) [Avoids arbitration]
2017Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll282,800,0005.03334913623,651,709535,0006,470,0002017-01-11 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($2.8m) [Avoids arbitration]
2017St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll282,800,0005.03334915623,651,709535,0006,470,0002017-01-11 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($2.8m) [Avoids arbitration]
2018Washington NationalsTeam Payroll294,000,000-24714694,360,045545,00010,470,0002017-12-22 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2018-2018 ($4m) [Free Agent]
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red