Originally written on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Don’t get me wrong. I like Matt Adams as a player. In fact, he is The Cardinal Nation’s ninth-ranked prospect in 2012. On the other hand, the 22-year-old is not going to continue to produce as he has over the first four games of spring. Sure, let’s give him credit for the grand slam against the Mets and the bases-clearing triple to help sink the Red Sox on Thursday. On the other hand, no one should be mistaking him for Ted Williams, so that .417 batting average is just not sustainable. Still, the internet is exploding over Adams’s feats, with some already penciling his name onto their projected opening day roster for St. Louis. Calm down, please. I never say “never,” but I give it less than five percent odds of actually happening. Even that would require an avalanche of injuries to others. Some folks seem to have short memories. Just one year ago, there was another reigning organizational Player of the Year in major-league camp garnering similar attention for unexpected standout pl...
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