Matt Adams is an American who has become popular as a professional baseball player who has made a name for himself in the Major Baseball League by playing for the Washington Nationals both as a first baseman and as a left fielder. Before settling in at the Nationals, he has also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves since his debut in 2012. Here is everything there is to know about him.
Matt Adams’ Biography
The MLB star was born as Matthew James Adams on 31 August 1988 in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. Here he was raised by his parents, Jamie Adams and Lisa Adams.
He started playing baseball as a small child even before he was 5 years old. His home was a place known for his love of baseball, and his parents also loved him, so it was easy for him to make a name for himself.
He attended Philipsburg-Osceola High School and from there he moved to Slippery Rock University, popularly known as the “Big City”.
Like many other players, he practiced the sports for which he would later become very popular both in high school and college, where he was a very important player and still holds records with a batting average of 0.473 and a batting average of 0.754.
Professional Career and Stats
He started his professional career in 2009 after he had made the MBL Draft of the Year and was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals. In his days as a minor-league player, Matt Adams had remained a very important player. In fact, he was the 2011 Minor League Player of the Year for the Cardinals, just as he was the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the Texas League.
He made his Major League debut in 2012 after Lance Berkman was placed on the disabled list. However, with less than 30 games to his name, he later returned to the Minor League to play for the Memphis Redbirds. While playing for the team in the Pacific Coast League, he also played for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Having remained with the Cardinals since 2012, he was transferred to the Atlanta Braves in 2017 for Juan Yepez, who will play in the Minor League as an infielder in 2017. Adams was not allowed to play for the Braves for a long time as he soon moved to the Washington Nationals after signing a contract that would keep him on the team for a year.
Looking at his statistics, Matt Adams played 639 games in his 7 years in the Major Baseball League in the second half of 2018, with record games in 2017. He has recorded 1,866 hits, 229 runs, and 505 goals. He also has 311 runs, 128 walks, and 462 strikeouts, as well as 88 home runs, 4 stolen bases, and a batting average of 0.271.
Contract and Salary
Based on his contract with the Washington Nationals, Adams signed a $4 million contract in 2018, taking home a salary of $2.8 million in his single year with the Atlanta Braves and $1.65 million in his final year with the St. Louis Cardinals. Between 2012 and 2015 his highest salary was 534 thousand dollars, while the lowest in 2013 was 490 thousand dollars.
- The nickname “Big City” was given to the first baseman when he was with the St. Louis Cardinals after his teammates had been looking for a name for him before someone yelled at him during a game.
- In 2015 he married his then-girlfriend Carina Josephine Struble (now Carina Adams). She earned a law degree from Widener University, which she completed as a paralegal.
- Not many people were invited to the wedding, which was a very private event, and there are no pictures of it in public.
- As mentioned above, Adams was given the name Big City because of his height. He is a man of greatness and thanks to his training he is athletically built. Expressed in numbers, he stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches with a bodyweight of 245lb (190cm, 111kg).
- In order to lose weight, the man, who has been referred to as Fat Adams by opposing teams, has been training and exercising seriously, which helped him lose almost 30 pounds in early 2017. Nevertheless, the routine that included the use of Pilates began in 2016.