Adam Lind

Hitter Breakdown – Adam Lind

Published On August 15, 2013 | By Daily Fantasy Source | Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Strategy

Adam Lind, 1B/DH/LF, Toronto Blue Jays

Height:  6’2” Weight:  220 lbs.

Bats:  Left

29 Years Old

MLB Debut:  September 2, 2006

 

Profile:

Adam Lind is a first baseman, DH, and outfielder for the Blue Jays.  He was selected in the 3rd round of the 2004 MLB amateur draft.

For his career, Lind is batting .269, with 128 home runs and 446 RBIs.  He has a .304 average this season, with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs.

His best season came in 2009.  He hit .305, with 35 home runs and 114 RBIs, finishing 15th in MVP voting.

He has had an up and down career with the Jays, alternating between success and minor league demotions.

He is a career .284 hitter vs. righties, including .303 this season.

He is a free agent after the season, with an option the Jays can pick up.

Fantasy:

Lind is having a good season with the Jays, but his performance over time is unpredictable.  Utilize him this year while he is playing well, but be wary of overvaluing him.  He is a second rate option at 1st base and tends to be sat against lefties, though he is hitting over .300 vs. them this season.

Lind is a good play vs. a weak right-hander, especially at home.  The Jays knock the ball around at the Rogers Centre.  He has a solid supporting cast that can reach base, including Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista.

Favorable Matchups:

He is batting .366 vs. Jeremy Guthrie, with a home run and 2 RBIs.

He has 5 home runs off of James Shields in 49 ABs.

Unfavorable Matchups:

He is a career .103 hitter vs. Jon Lester.

He is 7-36 against David Price with 9 strikeouts.

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