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MAR 27, 1:04p ET | Stan McNeal
Rotowire: Mar 5 / 7:52a ET
News: Adams is batting cleanup in the Cardinals' first spring game Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.
Impact: The potential is certainly there for Adams to easily exceed his draft day value, but he'll need to improve his hitting against lefties to become more of a full-time player. Hitting cleanup in what should be an improved Cardinals offense would certainly boost his counting stats.
Rotowire: Feb 26 / 10:42a ET
News: Adams should expect to be pushed by Mark Reynolds for playing time this year, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said that Reynolds is an accomplished MLB player and the team expects him to offer legitimate competition at first base. While it's safe to assume that Adams will be the primary first baseman, his value could fluctuate wildly depending on his and Reynolds' performances this spring. Reynolds is expected to get most of the at-bats against left-handed pitchers, but it's possible a strong spring from Adams could get him nearly full-time duty. On the other hand, a poor spring from Adams could give Reynolds an opportunity to see some time against righties as well as lefties.