After three years of going up and down from the minors to majors, Lind finally spent a full season with the Jays. Running out of options is a good thing sometimes. He was terrific, 35 home runs, 114 RBI, 15th in MVP voting, won the Silver Slugger award.
We took a detailed look at 2009 season here. The split that caught my attention the most was that he hit better playing LF (.316/.386/.605) than he did as a DH (.299/.362/.539). To me that's enough reason to want him to play in the field, even if he isn't very good with the glove. But then he might grow more used to DHing as time goes on. His pull line:
|2009 - Adam Lind||151||587||93||179||46||0||35||114||58||110||1||1||.305||.370||.562|
This year he'll turn 27 in July so there is still time for growth. He should be entering his prime in the next couple of years.
Bill James figures he'll hit .305/..364/.542 in 642 PA, with 31 HR and 113 RBI.
Chone isn't as hopeful .293/.350/.502 in 642 PA with 24 homers and 90 RBI.
So give us your predictions for PA, slash line, homers, RBI and just for fun, how many games he plays in LF.