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Matt Adams

Matthew James Adams (Big City)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 260 lb.

Born: August 31, 1988 in Philipsburg, PA
High School: Philipsburg-Osceola HS (Philipsburg, PA)
School: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (Slippery Rock, PA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 23rd round of the 2009 amateur draft.
Signed June 16, 2009. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 20, 2012 (Age 23.263, 17,793rd in MLB history)   vs. LAD 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2013 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2012-2016
2017 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 4.033, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Wasserman Media Group [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2012 23 STL NL 27 91 86 8 21 6 0 2 13 0 0 5 24 .244 .286 .384 .669 82 33 3 0 0 0 0 3
2013 24 STL NL 108 319 296 46 84 14 0 17 51 0 1 23 80 .284 .335 .503 .839 129 149 9 0 0 0 0 3
2014 25 STL NL 142 563 527 55 152 34 5 15 68 3 2 26 114 .288 .321 .457 .779 116 241 9 3 0 7 5 *3
2015 26 STL NL 60 186 175 14 42 9 0 5 24 1 0 10 41 .240 .280 .377 .657 78 66 1 0 0 1 1 3
2016 27 STL NL 118 327 297 37 74 18 0 16 54 0 1 25 81 .249 .309 .471 .780 105 140 5 2 0 3 1 3
5 Yrs 455 1486 1381 160 373 81 5 55 210 4 4 89 340 .270 .314 .455 .770 109 629 27 5 0 11 7
162 Game Avg. 162 529 492 57 133 29 2 20 75 1 1 32 121 .270 .314 .455 .770 109 224 10 2 0 4 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2012 23 STL NL 27 91 -3 -0 -0 1 -1 -3 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .486 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 3
2013 24 STL NL 108 319 11 -2 -1 -2 -4 2 0.1 10 13 1.2 .502 .502 1.5 -0.8 15 $490,000 3
2014 25 STL NL 142 563 7 -2 0 8 -7 6 0.4 18 24 2.2 .505 .504 1.4 -0.1 16 $516,000 *3
2015 26 STL NL 60 186 -6 -1 2 5 -2 -2 -0.3 6 4 0.3 .496 .499 -0.2 0.3 -1 $534,000 3
2016 27 STL NL 118 327 2 -2 -0 1 -4 -2 -0.3 11 8 0.7 .498 .498 0.6 -0.3 7 3
5 Seasons 455 1486 11 -7 1 13 -18 0 -0.4 48 48 4.3 .500 .501 3.0 -0.9 36 $1,540,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2012 23 STL NL 91 68 9 3.5 99 .317 .244 .259 .286 .324 .384 .410 .669 .734 82 .391 -2.3 -0.2 .559 .198 .140 .0
2013 24 STL NL 319 222 47 5.7 97 .337 .284 .259 .335 .324 .503 .402 .839 .727 129 .625 10.3 1.0 .770 .294 .220 .0
2014 25 STL NL 563 393 76 5.2 94 .338 .288 .256 .321 .320 .457 .396 .779 .716 116 .595 10.4 1.1 .702 .220 .169 5.0
2015 26 STL NL 186 135 19 3.8 100 .285 .240 .261 .280 .325 .377 .412 .657 .737 78 .429 -5.8 -0.6 .575 .200 .137 1.7
2016 27 STL NL 327 232 43 5.0 104 .286 .249 .259 .309 .329 .471 .424 .780 .752 105 .526 1.8 0.2 .725 .303 .222 .0
5 Yrs 1486 1050 194 5.0 98 .319 .270 .258 .314 .324 .455 .406 .770 .730 109 .556 14.4 1.5 .696 .250 .185 7.5
162 Game Avg. 529 374 69 5.0 98 .319 .270 .258 .314 .324 .455 .406 .770 .730 109 .556 5 1 .696 .250 .185 3

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 24 STL NL NLDS PIT W 5 21 19 3 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 3 .316 .381 .526 .907 10 0 1 0 0 0
2013 24 STL NL NLCS LAD W 6 24 22 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 9 .227 .292 .273 .564 6 0 0 0 0 0
2013 24 STL NL WS BOS L 6 22 22 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .136 .136 .182 .318 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 STL NL NLDS LAD W 4 15 12 2 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 2 .250 .400 .500 .900 6 1 0 0 0 2
2014 25 STL NL NLCS SFG L 5 20 18 3 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 3 .222 .300 .556 .856 10 1 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (5 Series) 26 102 93 10 21 3 0 4 11 0 0 8 24 .226 .294 .387 .681 36 2 1 0 0 2
2 NLDS 9 36 31 5 9 1 0 2 6 0 0 4 5 .290 .389 .516 .905 16 1 1 0 0 2
2 NLCS 11 44 40 5 9 1 0 2 5 0 0 4 12 .225 .295 .400 .695 16 1 0 0 0 0
1 WS 6 22 22 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .136 .136 .182 .318 4 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2012 23 STL NL 91 2.2% 26.4% 5.5% 8.8% 38% 4.80 3.6 43.0 6.6 0.77 0.85 66% 15% 6.9% 17%
2013 24 STL NL 319 5.3% 25.1% 7.2% 9.7% 37% 3.48 3.7 17.4 5.8 0.83 1.22 62% 23% 15.6% 8%
2014 25 STL NL 563 2.7% 20.3% 4.6% 9.6% 36% 4.38 4.6 35.1 7.8 0.56 0.72 72% 33% 6.3% 11%
2015 26 STL NL 186 2.7% 22.0% 5.4% 7.5% 33% 4.10 4.3 35.0 7.3 0.72 0.92 70% 30% 7.1% 10%
2016 27 STL NL 327 4.9% 24.8% 7.7% 10.4% 46% 3.24 3.7 18.6 5.5 0.48 0.63 62% 26% 12.2% 11%
5 Yrs 1486 3.7% 22.9% 6.0% 9.5% 38% 3.82 4.1 25.1 6.6 0.62 0.82 67% 28% 9.5% 11%
MLB Averages 2.6% 20.3% 7.9% 7.6% 33% 2.58 4.4 34.1 8.4 0.84 1.11 68% 24% 8.0% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2012 23 STL NL -2.3 -0.2 91 -0.8 1.1 -1.9 1.01 -0.4 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3 1.02 -5.0 0.82 3
2013 24 STL NL 10.3 1.0 323 1.9 6.9 -5.0 .91 1.5 0.6 17.6 1.8 0.99 15.3 1.27 35
2014 25 STL NL 10.4 1.1 575 1.5 11.2 -9.7 1.04 1.1 0.4 10.7 1.1 1.00 12.0 1.21 9
2015 26 STL NL -6.0 -0.6 187 -0.8 3.0 -3.8 1.09 -0.4 -0.3 -5.1 -0.5 1.02 -4.0 0.97 16
2016 27 STL NL 1.8 0.2 333 0.1 6.1 -6.1 1.01 0.5 -0.4 7.2 0.7 0.98 5.4 1.09 37
5 Yrs 14.1 1.4 1509 1.9 28.5 -26.6 1.01 2.2 -0.3 27.7 2.8 0.99 23.8 1.13 100

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2012 23 STL NL 0 0 25% 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 22% 6 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 2
2013 24 STL NL 1 0 32% 110 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 32% 17 16 1 8 4 4 16 8 8
2014 25 STL NL 3 0 24% 188 3 2 60% 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 1 3 3 14 32% 23 19 4 6 4 2 18 9 9
2015 26 STL NL 1 0 19% 51 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 13% 11 10 1 1 1 0 3 2 1
2016 27 STL NL 3 0 25% 101 0 1 0% 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 21% 10 9 1 6 5 0 8 4 4
5 Yrs 8 0 26% 488 4 4 50% 3 3 1 1 0 0 4 1 10 0 2 3 5 29 27% 67 60 7 21 14 6 48 23 24

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2012 23 STL NL 91 77% 21 3 0 3 1 0 1 0.82 2 0 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 24 3 13% 13 2 15% 68 11 16% 7 1 14% 3 1 33% 0
2013 24 STL NL 319 84% 84 3 0 35 11 3 6 1.27 17 0 8 14 3 10 7 0 0 0 70 9 13% 27 6 22% 222 36 16% 20 8 40% 18 12 67% 0
2014 25 STL NL 563 77% 152 12 0 9 3 0 1 1.21 15 0 13 12 3 8 7 0 0 0 123 9 7% 51 15 29% 388 57 15% 35 19 54% 26 14 54% 0
2015 26 STL NL 186 85% 42 3 1 16 6 1 2 0.97 5 0 5 5 0 1 4 0 0 0 37 1 3% 22 6 27% 151 19 13% 11 6 55% 7 4 57% 0
2016 27 STL NL 327 85% 74 6 1 37 12 3 8 1.09 16 0 9 13 3 11 5 0 0 0 72 5 7% 30 7 23% 222 39 18% 22 13 59% 18 13 72% 0
5 Yrs 1486 81% 373 27 2 100 33 7 18 1.13 55 0 39 46 9 31 24 0 0 0 326 27 8% 143 36 25% 1051 162 15% 95 47 49% 72 44 61% 0
MLB Averages 54% 66% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2012 23 STL NL 93 322 3.46 212 65.8% 23.1% 21.7% 25.9% 29.2% 76.9% 0.0% 50.6% 71.8% 29.0% 4.3% 4 1 10.8% 10 6 5.4% 5 4 3 21 12.5% 0 0 0
2013 24 STL NL 319 1343 4.21 822 61.2% 28.3% 18.4% 27.0% 26.3% 71.7% 0.0% 43.9% 74.4% 15.4% 4.7% 15 2 16.9% 54 29 9.4% 30 21 21 59 26.3% 0 0 0
2014 25 STL NL 567 2050 3.62 1383 68.1% 22.3% 16.8% 30.5% 30.4% 77.7% 2.7% 52.9% 78.4% 26.5% 2.8% 16 2 11.8% 67 41 4.2% 24 19 25 89 21.9% 0 0 0
2015 26 STL NL 186 693 3.73 460 66.8% 20.9% 18.5% 31.3% 29.3% 79.1% 1.7% 52.8% 76.6% 29.6% 1.6% 3 1 11.3% 21 17 7.0% 13 8 11 30 26.8% 0 0 0
2016 27 STL NL 327 1337 4.09 867 64.9% 21.5% 21.1% 32.2% 25.3% 78.5% 0.2% 51.0% 73.1% 30.9% 4.6% 15 2 13.8% 45 22 7.6% 25 19 14 67 17.3% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 1492 5745 3.85 3744 65.4% 23.3% 18.6% 30.0% 28.1% 76.7% 1.1% 50.2% 75.7% 25.6% 3.6% 53 8 13.2% 197 115 6.5% 97 71 74 266 21.8% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.2% 16.5% 27.3% 29.0% 72.8% 1.3% 46.6% 77.3% 27.6% 4.5% 13.7% 8.3% 23.8%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 23 27 91 86 8 21 6 0 2 13 0 0 5 24 .244 .286 .384 .669 82 33 3 0 0 0 0
2013 24 135 410 382 54 105 20 0 19 64 0 1 28 104 .275 .324 .476 .801 118 182 12 0 0 0 0
2014 25 277 973 909 109 257 54 5 34 132 3 3 54 218 .283 .323 .465 .788 117 423 21 3 0 7 5
2015 26 337 1159 1084 123 299 63 5 39 156 4 3 64 259 .276 .316 .451 .767 110 489 22 3 0 8 6
2016 27 455 1486 1381 160 373 81 5 55 210 4 4 89 340 .270 .314 .455 .770 109 629 27 5 0 11 7

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2012 23 27 92 87 8 22 6 0 2 14 0 5 24 .253 .293 .391 .684 10 27
2013 24 108 323 299 49 87 14 0 18 54 0 24 80 .291 .344 .518 .862 53 108
2014 25 142 570 533 59 158 35 5 16 73 3 27 114 .296 .330 .471 .801 83 142
2015 26 60 187 176 14 43 9 0 5 25 1 10 41 .244 .283 .381 .664 19 60
2016 27 118 326 296 36 73 18 0 16 53 0 25 81 .247 .307 .470 .776 42 118
5 Yrs 455 1498 1391 166 383 82 5 57 219 4 91 340 .275 .320 .464 .784 207 455
162 Game Avg. 162 533 495 59 136 29 2 20 78 1 32 121 .275 .320 .464 .784 74 455



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2014 NL  7 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1880), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (277th), 4.3 career WAR/4.3 7yr-peak WAR/4.3 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.5 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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