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Matt Adams: 2016 VEB Projections

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VEB Projections project

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Editor's Note: Two years ago, Site Manager Ben Humphrey asked readers to provide predictions for Cardinals baseball players. Last year, he renewed that request, and although Ben is in blogger retirement, we at VEB are re-renewing the request to predict how the Cardinals will do.

We will not get to every player on the 40-man roster, but we will get to most. There will not be a defined order for the players, but players most assured of playing time will go first so we can let some of Spring Training play out. We will ask for standard stats. For hitters: Plate Appearances, Home Runs, RBI (gasp!), Runs, Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, Slugging Percentage, and WAR. As trying to figure wOBA on is very difficult, we will use a rough approximation based on OBP and SLG ((1.7*OBP+SLG)/3). For pitchers: Starts, Games, Innings Pitched, K/9, BB/9, ERA, FIP, WAR, and Saves.

Up next: Matt Adams

Yesterday, we asked for predictions on Matt Adams main competition for playing time in Brandon Moss. Given that we do not know how the two of them will look as Spring Training moves forward, it could be tough to predict, but at the moment, the job looks like it will be Brandon Moss' to lose, but if Adams hits, he is likely to see plenty of time. The problem for Adams is that he has not hit well in quite some time.

Here is how he did last season.

Matt Adams PA HR R RBI SB AVG OBP SLG wRC+ WAR
2015 186 5 14 24 1 0.240 0.280 0.377 78 0.2

If he is going to get playing time, those numbers will have to go way up. You can find his Steamer, ZiPS and FanGraphs Depth Chart projections on his FanGraphs player page.

So how will Matt Adams do this year?

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