Coming off his third monster season in the past three years, St Louis Cardinals first base prospect Matt Adams (KEY ROOKIE: 2010 Bowman Chrome) has his sights set on making the big league club out of spring training. The 23 year old batted .300 with 23 Doubles, 32 Home Runs and 101 RBI’s for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals in 2011. In 2010 he hit .310 with 41 Doubles, 22 Home Runs and 88 RBI’s for the Quad Cities River Bandits. Adams who was a 23rd round pick of Cardinals out of Slippery Rock University stands to gain the most should Albert Pujols leave via free agency. In the story link below, Adams talks about his goals for 2012, skipping the High-A level entirely, being blocked by Pujols, and working to re-energize his body in the offseason.
Major talent: Matt Adams returns to work — CentreDaily.com