Starting off the first base section of the free agents available, is power hitting left handed hitter Matt Adams, who is entering his age 32 season, after spending a well below average season with the Atlanta Braves in 2020. In that 2020 season, Adams in 16 games hit .184/.216/.347 with a .563 OPS, and struggled, seeing his strikeout numbers reach a career high of 35.3 percent. In his limited chances in 2020, he still showed that he can make solid contact when touching the ball, averaging a 90.1 Exit Velocity on average of all his batted balls. Adams has managed just a .211 batting average against left handed pitchers in his career, so it is in his best interest moving forward to find a platoon role, where he faces right handed pitching on a regular basis.
With the glove, despite his profile as being a bat first player, he has been a pretty suitable player in his career, totaling 12 DRS in his career, and 1 OAA in 2019, which ranks him 19th among all qualified first baseman. Also, Adams has kept his UZR (which measures a fielders ability to save or give up runs) in the positive for his career, being 1.8 runs above replacement level.
While Adams is not a premier player, the 23rd round pick out of DII Slippery Rock University, has has a good career thus far, and is a bat that comes with postseason experiences, and can be a valuable piece off the bench or in a platoon role.
These are the teams I believe are in contention to sign Adams: Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins
Final Landing Spot Prediction: Matt Adams signs a 1yr/2 million dollar deal with the Philadelphia Phillies
2021 Stat Line Prediction: .229/.304/.479 .783 OPS 9 HR 29 RBI