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Is Matt Adams a worthy fantasy fill-in for Freddie Freeman?

The newest Atlanta Brave, Matt Adams, owns a .284 career batting average against right-handed pitchers. AP Photo/David Goldman

New Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Adams has yet to show up on the ESPN most-added list and perhaps that will not occur anytime soon, but my experience in deeper leagues this weekend showed a modest scramble to pick up the Freddie Freeman fill-in. Adams was acquired in trade from the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday for a low-level minor leaguer and debuted Sunday in the No. 5 lineup spot, striking out in his first three at-bats, albeit facing Washington’s Stephen Strasburg. In his final at-bat, Adams lined into a double play to first base.