KEY PROSPECTS WE’RE WATCHING – Matt Adams (1b | Cardinals) | Jake Odorizzi (RHP | Royals) | Patrick Keating (RHP | Royals) | Kevin Chapman (LHP | Royals) | Joe Gardner (RHP | Rockies) | Casey Weathers (RHP | Rockies)
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Not a great deal of attention has been paid to Cardinals first base prospect Matt Adams, and it’s understandable why. It takes a lot for a 22nd round draft pick who plays first base, is not all that projectable, and isn’t really young for his level to get noticed. But since entering the league in 2009, all he’s done is rake and he’s ascended through the system at a fairly rapid pace, skipping over the Florida State League this season to play in Double-A, where he hasn’t missed a beat, and has actually improved on his numbers from last season, when he played in the Midwest League.
On film, the first thing you notice is Adams’ size. He’s a large, imposing figure and he comes equipped with a lot of strength. This is evident on the first pitch of the video below. On a pitch down and on the outside corner, Adams just goes down and gets it, going the other way, and rocketing the ball out of the ballpark for a home run.
Adams’ numbers accurately portray what he looks like on video. He’s very aggressive at the…
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