Cards' Adams to play in Rising Stars Game

Cards' Adams to play in Rising Stars Game

ST. LOUIS -- First baseman Matt Adams, who spent the 2011 regular season at Double-A Springfield, will be the Cardinals' representative in the annual Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game. The Rising Stars Game is a showcase of some of the league's most exciting prospects, and it takes place on Saturday.

Adams, who turned 23 in August, had a huge year for Springfield. He batted .300 with a .357 on-base percentage, a .566 slugging percentage, 32 home runs, 101 RBIs and 80 runs. Entering Wednesday, he had a .240/.250/.440 line in AFL play with three homers and 18 RBIs in 18 games.

Adams was a 23rd-round Draft pick in 2009 and has hit at every level of his Minor League career, with a lifetime .316/.365/.552 line over three seasons and four levels.