Community Projections: Adam Lind

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Adam Lind has been a member of the Blue Jays for a long time now. He was a September call up in 2006. Bounced up and down, between Toronto and  Syracuse in 2007. He had a few unsuccessful at bats at the end of April 2007, after the team released Frank Thomas and before they added Brad Wilkerson and Kevin Mench, then, when Cito took over as manager, he finally came up to stay, minus a trip to the minors to fix up his swing.

With Adam, we know what we have, someone that can hit right-handers, and shouldn't ever swing against lefties. I'm hoping that Gibby has figured that out too. Last year Adam hit .308/9/.385/.539 in 421 plate appearances and just .208/.240/.333 in 100 PA against lefties. We had a more detailed look at Lind's 2012 stats back here.

His last three seasons:

Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2011 27 TOR 125 499 56 125 16 0 26 87 1 1 32 107 .251 .295 .439 .734 95
2012 28 TOR 93 321 28 82 14 2 11 45 0 0 29 61 .255 .314 .414 .729 97
2013 29 TOR 143 465 67 134 26 1 23 67 1 0 51 103 .288 .357 .497 .854 132
8 Yrs 857 3117 391 838 172 10 140 479 6 4 245 661 .269 .322 .465 .788 109
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/23/2014.

Bill James figures Lind will hit .276/.339/.473 with 21 home runs in 134 games.

Adam's season depends on us figuring on a right-handed bat to platoon with him. I'm ok with it being Moises Sierra, but I have a feeling that the Jays are going to look for an old guy going into his last season.

I'm a fan, I like Adam. I think James' numbers are likely pretty close. I'll say .285/.350/.500, with 22 home runs.

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