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Adam Lind 1BBlue Jays

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
4 .271 0 0 1 0 .282 0.0
Birth Date7-17-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age31 years, 3 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-1.22010
0.12011
-0.32012
2.32013
1.92014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 TOR 22 18 65 60 8 22 8 0 2 36 5 12 0 0 0 8 0 0 .367 .415 .600 .335 5.1 -0.0 0.5
2007 TOR 23 89 311 290 34 69 14 0 11 116 16 65 1 2 2 46 1 2 .238 .278 .400 .242 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2008 TOR 24 88 349 326 48 92 16 4 9 143 16 59 2 4 1 40 2 0 .282 .316 .439 .263 13.2 -2.2 1.1
2009 TOR 25 151 654 587 93 179 46 0 35 330 58 110 5 4 0 114 1 1 .305 .370 .562 .307 42.6 -6.2 3.7
2010 TOR 26 150 613 569 57 135 32 3 23 242 38 144 3 3 0 72 0 0 .237 .287 .425 .237 -11.5 -0.2 -1.2
2011 TOR 27 125 542 499 56 125 16 0 26 219 32 107 3 8 0 87 1 1 .251 .295 .439 .260 5.7 -4.6 0.1
2012 TOR 28 93 353 321 28 82 14 2 11 133 29 61 0 3 0 45 0 0 .256 .314 .414 .256 0.8 -4.0 -0.3
2013 TOR 29 143 521 465 67 134 26 1 23 231 51 103 1 4 0 67 1 0 .288 .357 .497 .301 22.3 -1.3 2.3
2014 TOR 30 96 318 290 38 93 24 2 6 139 28 48 0 0 0 40 0 0 .321 .381 .479 .301 18.0 -0.8 1.9
Career953372634074299311961214615892737091528351964.273.327.466.27395.4-19.37.9

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2004 AUB A- 70 295 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 126 554 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TOR MLB 18 65 .335 .272 .338 .446 .261 .435 105 5.5 2.0 -1.1 -0.0 -1.4 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2006 NHP AA 91 378 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 34 137 .361 .253 .328 .379 .253 .442 107 14.6 3.9 -0.9 5.5 1.0 19.3 2.5 19.3 2.5
2007 TOR MLB 89 311 .242 .273 .343 .426 .267 .269 94 -6.1 9.2 -2.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2007 SYR AAA 46 190 .278 .267 .337 .410 .267 .365 96 3.8 5.7 -1.7 -1.4 -0.1 7.7 0.6 7.7 0.6
2008 TOR MLB 88 349 .263 .266 .330 .421 .259 .317 99 1.3 10.1 -3.2 -2.2 4.9 13.2 1.1 13.2 1.1
2008 SYR AAA 51 213 .331 .268 .337 .416 .270 .381 90 17.1 6.5 -2.1 -2.0 1.3 22.7 2.0 22.7 2.0
2009 TOR MLB 151 654 .307 .265 .331 .423 .259 .323 105 32.6 18.8 -9.2 -6.2 1.9 42.6 3.7 42.6 3.7
2010 TOR MLB 150 613 .237 .259 .326 .409 .257 .277 112 -14.1 16.9 -10.1 -0.2 -2.6 -11.5 -1.2 -11.5 -1.2
2011 TOR MLB 125 542 .260 .254 .317 .404 .259 .265 108 -0.1 14.6 -9.4 -4.6 2.0 5.7 0.1 5.7 0.1
2011 DUN A+ 3 12 .467 .270 .348 .398 .271 .667 114 2.8 0.4 -0.2 -0.0 0.2 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2012 TOR MLB 93 353 .256 .250 .315 .401 .258 .282 107 -1.4 9.7 -6.1 -4.0 -0.1 0.8 -0.3 0.8 -0.3
2012 NHP AA 3 13 .464 .268 .329 .408 .269 .833 102 2.7 0.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2012 LVG AAA 32 143 .356 .291 .354 .446 .273 .436 109 15.4 4.3 -2.7 -1.4 -3.7 12.4 1.1 12.4 1.1
2013 TOR MLB 143 521 .301 .252 .315 .402 .264 .324 101 20.3 13.7 -8.6 -1.3 -3.2 22.3 2.3 22.3 2.3
2014 TOR MLB 96 318 .301 .252 .314 .385 .262 .369 106 12.3 8.2 -5 -0.8 2.9 18.0 1.9 18.0 1.9
2014 DUN A+ 4 16 .263 .259 .336 .362 .257 .364 117 0 0.5 -0.3 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2014 BLJ Rk 1 2 .892 .259 .353 .449 .297 1.000 110 1.4 0.1 0 0.0 -0.3 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2004 AUB A- 295 43 82 23 0 7 50 24 36 1 0 .308 .369 .474 .165 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 554 80 155 42 4 12 84 49 77 2 1 .313 .380 .487 .174 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 137 20 43 7 0 5 18 23 18 1 0 .394 .507 .596 .202 .361 19.3 5.5 2.5
2006 TOR MLB 65 8 22 8 0 2 8 5 12 0 0 .367 .415 .600 .233 .335 5.1 -0.0 0.5
2006 NHP AA 378 43 108 24 0 19 71 25 87 2 1 .310 .360 .543 .233 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SYR AAA 190 20 52 8 2 6 28 14 42 0 0 .299 .354 .471 .172 .278 7.7 -1.4 0.6
2007 TOR MLB 311 34 69 14 0 11 46 16 65 1 2 .238 .278 .400 .162 .242 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2008 SYR AAA 213 24 62 17 2 6 50 19 36 1 1 .328 .398 .534 .206 .331 22.7 -2.0 2.0
2008 TOR MLB 349 48 92 16 4 9 40 16 59 2 0 .282 .316 .439 .156 .263 13.2 -2.2 1.1
2009 TOR MLB 654 93 179 46 0 35 114 58 110 1 1 .305 .370 .562 .257 .307 42.6 -6.2 3.7
2010 TOR MLB 613 57 135 32 3 23 72 38 144 0 0 .237 .287 .425 .188 .237 -11.5 -0.2 -1.2
2011 TOR MLB 542 56 125 16 0 26 87 32 107 1 1 .251 .295 .439 .188 .260 5.7 -4.6 0.1
2011 DUN A+ 12 2 6 3 0 0 4 2 1 2 0 .600 .667 .900 .300 .467 3.1 -0.0 0.3
2012 TOR MLB 353 28 82 14 2 11 45 29 61 0 0 .256 .314 .414 .159 .256 0.8 -4.0 -0.3
2012 NHP AA 13 2 6 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 .545 .615 .818 .273 .464 2.8 0.0 0.3
2012 LVG AAA 143 24 49 10 0 8 29 15 26 1 0 .392 .448 .664 .272 .356 12.4 -1.4 1.1
2013 TOR MLB 521 67 134 26 1 23 67 51 103 1 0 .288 .357 .497 .209 .301 22.3 -1.3 2.3
2014 DUN A+ 16 5 4 2 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .143 .263 0.6 0.1 0.1
2014 TOR MLB 318 38 93 24 2 6 40 28 48 0 0 .321 .381 .479 .159 .301 18.0 -0.8 1.9
2014 BLJ Rk 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 1.000 .892 1.1 0.0 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1238 0.5129 0.4976 0.8442 0.6220 0.3665 0.8987 0.7466 0.1558
2009 2599 0.4886 0.4329 0.8320 0.5858 0.2867 0.8723 0.7533 0.1680
2010 2283 0.4980 0.4899 0.7809 0.6447 0.3360 0.8322 0.6831 0.2191
2011 1896 0.4715 0.5005 0.7850 0.6633 0.3553 0.8617 0.6573 0.2150
2012 1389 0.4802 0.4398 0.8426 0.5922 0.2978 0.9038 0.7302 0.1574
2013 2110 0.4735 0.4114 0.7961 0.5536 0.2835 0.8716 0.6635 0.2039
2014 1257 0.4495 0.4375 0.8182 0.6018 0.3035 0.8794 0.7190 0.1818
Career127720.48280.4570.81090.60830.31580.87010.70510.1891

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-08 2014-08-12 15-DL 35 29 Right Foot Fracture -
2014-06-15 2014-06-19 DTD 4 3 Right Foot Contusion -
2014-04-16 2014-05-08 15-DL 22 20 - Low Back Tightness - -
2013-09-29 2013-09-30 DTD 1 1 - Mid Back Soreness - -
2013-09-26 2013-09-28 DTD 2 2 - Back Soreness - -
2013-07-01 2013-07-03 DTD 2 2 - Mid Back Soreness - -
2012-07-26 2012-08-26 15-DL 31 29 - Mid Back Strain - -
2012-03-26 2012-04-01 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2011-05-08 2011-06-04 15-DL 27 24 Low Back Spasms -
2010-09-19 2010-09-22 DTD 3 2 Face Dental -
2009-09-30 2009-10-05 DTD 5 4 Right Elbow Contusion HBP -
2009-09-12 2009-09-13 DTD 1 1 Lower Leg Contusion HBP -
2007-03-07 2007-03-14 Camp 7 0 Right Fingers Sprain Ring Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $7,000,000
2013 TOR $5,150,000
2012 TOR $5,150,000
2011 TOR $5,150,000
2010 TOR $550,000
2009 TOR $411,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$16,411,800
2011Current$7,000,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$23,411,800
6 yrTotal$23,411,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 58 dJohn Courtright4 years/$18M (2010-13), options

Details
  • 4 years/$18M (2010-13), plus 2014-16 club options. Signed extension with Toronto 4/3/10 (replacing 1 year/$0.41M contract signed 3/10). $0.6M signing bonus. 10:$0.4M, 11-13:$5M/year. 14:$7M club option, $2M buyout, 15:$7.5M club option, $1M buyout, 16:$8M club option, $0.5M buyout. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 5/31/12. Contract purchased 6/25/12. Toronto exercised 2014 option 11/1/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4118M (2009). Re-signed 2/13/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Optioned to Triple-A 3/15/08. Optioned to Triple-A 5/7/08. Recalled 6/21/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Toronto 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/6/07. Recalled 9/1/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Toronto 9/06.
  • Drafted 2004 (3-83). $0.44M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 589 77 155 32 1 27 90 52 113 1 0 .294 .358 .511 .307 33.3 1B -3 3.2
80o 573 73 146 30 1 25 85 49 112 1 0 .283 .346 .492 .297 26.7 1B -3 2.5
70o 561 69 140 29 1 24 81 47 111 1 0 .275 .338 .479 .290 22.2 1B -3 2.0
60o 551 67 134 28 1 23 78 45 111 1 0 .269 .330 .467 .283 18.4 1B -3 1.6
50o 542 64 129 27 1 22 76 43 110 1 0 .263 .324 .457 .277 15.0 1B -3 1.3
40o 533 62 124 26 1 21 73 42 109 1 0 .257 .317 .446 .271 11.7 1B -3 0.9
30o 523 59 119 25 1 20 70 40 108 1 0 .250 .309 .435 .265 8.3 1B -3 0.6
20o 511 56 113 23 1 19 67 38 107 1 0 .243 .301 .421 .258 4.5 1B -3 0.2
10o 495 52 106 22 1 18 63 35 106 1 0 .232 .289 .403 .247 -0.5 1B -3 -0.4
Weighted Mean5446513027122764411010.264.325.459.27815.61B -31.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 48% 4% 16% 93%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2015313023866130113826620.246.312.420.2661.213.1-0.4-2.312.63.2-1.9
2016322743459130113523590.239.305.422.2641.112.0-0.3-2.112.42.0-1.8
2017332993866130113825650.246.309.421.2661.213.2-0.4-2.312.93.0-1.9
2018343324274160124228730.247.311.422.2661.515.8-0.4-2.614.93.8-2.1
20193544756100201175737990.246.311.423.2651.214.1-0.6-3.514.93.2-2.9
2020363234069150114029710.240.309.410.2611.112.6-0.4-2.514.90.6-2.1
202137250315511083020560.243.306.402.2590.66.7-0.3-1.99.5-0.6-1.6
202238250305210082920550.230.295.380.2480.23.7-0.3-1.911.2-5.3-1.6
202339250295311072820560.236.299.380.2490.56.1-0.3-1.914.9-6.6-1.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4844.927.129.719.58.5169.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 88 Adam LaRoche 2010 .281
2 88 Orlando Cepeda 1968 .281
3 88 Glenn Davis 1991 .292
4 88 Eddie Williams 1995 .250
5 87 Will Clark 1994 .316
6 86 Chad Tracy 2010 .229
7 86 Ted Kluszewski 1955 .323
8 86 Rafael Palmeiro 1995 .319
9 85 Benny Ayala 1981 .315
10 85 Don Mincher 1968 .268
11 84 Kent Hrbek 1990 .295
12 84 Oscar Gamble 1980 .340
13 83 Bob Watson 1976 .329
14 83 Jack Clark 1986 .288
15 83 Boog Powell 1972 .301
16 83 Kevin Youkilis 2009 .316
17 83 Jason Giambi 2001 .381
18 82 Kendrys Morales 2013 .290
19 82 Edwin Encarnacion 2013 .319
20 82 Stan Musial 1951 .362
21 82 Tim Salmon 1999 .286
22 82 Ryan Klesko 2001 .313
23 82 Vic Wertz 1955 .278
24 81 Todd Helton 2004 .333
25 81 Mike Jacobs 2011 .000 DNP
26 81 Jason Kubel 2012 .287
27 81 Tino Martinez 1998 .292
28 80 Xavier Nady 2009 .225
29 80 Reggie Smith 1975 .310
30 80 Jorge Cantu 2012 .000 DNP
31 80 Adrian Beltre 2009 .238
32 80 Eddie Murray 1986 .306
33 80 Rocky Colavito 1964 .310
34 80 Tony Oliva 1969 .307
35 80 Keith Hernandez 1984 .317
36 80 Cody Ross 2011 .275
37 80 Billy Williams 1968 .303
38 80 Bobby Bonilla 1993 .303
39 80 Lyle Overbay 2007 .244
40 79 Andre Thornton 1980 .000 DNP
41 79 Ben Broussard 2007 .259
42 79 Eric Chavez 2008 .246
43 79 Hank Blalock 2011 .000 DNP
44 79 Curtis Granderson 2011 .308
45 79 Willie Aikens 1985 .244
46 79 Norm Cash 1965 .328
47 79 Jose Bautista 2011 .357
48 79 Seth Smith 2013 .265
49 79 Dave Winfield 1982 .311
50 78 Don Pavletich 1969 .271
51 78 Justin Morneau 2011 .218
52 78 Kelly Johnson 2012 .246
53 78 Don Baylor 1979 .322
54 78 Juan Rivera 2009 .276
55 78 Jim Gentile 1964 .304
56 78 Josh Hamilton 2011 .299
57 78 Corey Hart 2012 .278
58 78 Bob Allison 1965 .293
59 78 Milton Bradley 2008 .325
60 78 Matt Stairs 1998 .303
61 78 Kevin Kouzmanoff 2012 .000 DNP
62 78 Eric Hinske 2008 .263
63 78 Scott Rolen 2005 .249
64 78 Rico Carty 1970 .355
65 78 Ken Harrelson 1972 .000 DNP
66 78 Carlos Delgado 2002 .319
67 77 Larry Walker 1997 .346
68 77 Kevin Mitchell 1992 .287
69 77 Hoot Evers 1951 .266
70 77 Jay Gibbons 2007 .215
71 77 Olmedo Saenz 2001 .247
72 77 Shawn Green 2003 .293
73 77 Ty Wigginton 2008 .290
74 77 Bobby Murcer 1976 .296
75 77 Aramis Ramirez 2008 .297
76 77 Chase Utley 2009 .319
77 77 Roger Maris 1965 .307
78 77 Magglio Ordonez 2004 .285
79 77 Harold Baines 1989 .314
80 77 David Justice 1996 .322
81 77 Vladimir Guerrero 2005 .330
82 77 Jhonny Peralta 2012 .240
83 77 Alex Rios 2011 .215
84 77 Jason Thompson 1985 .281
85 77 George Brett 1983 .327
86 77 Gil Hodges 1954 .322
87 77 George Bell 1990 .262
88 77 Ryan Doumit 2011 .296
89 77 Randy Milligan 1992 .282
90 77 Johnny Blanchard 1963 .285
91 76 Norm Siebern 1964 .298
92 76 Ken Griffey 2000 .300
93 76 Cliff Floyd 2003 .307
94 76 Mike Easler 1981 .275
95 76 David Freese 2013 .252
96 76 Ernie Banks 1961 .294
97 76 Andre Ethier 2012 .307
98 76 Gene Tenace 1977 .310
99 76 Carlos Beltran 2007 .297
100 76 Mike Ivie 1983 .206

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .209 .246 .327 .201
11 vs R (Multi) .293 .361 .513 .305
18 Split (Multi) .084 .114 .187 .103
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .208 .240 .333 .197
31 vs R (2013) .309 .385 .539 .318
38 Split (2013) .101 .145 .206 .122
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Lindís 2008, when he hit 35 homers with an OPS over 900, set the world afire and heralded the coming of a new star in Toronto. In the 1,508 plate appearances since, he has hit .246/.296/.428. As you can see, Lindís problems are beautiful multifaceted gemstones, highly prized by the aristocracy for their richness and complexity. Put bluntly, dude canít hit lefties, play defense, or get on base. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln . . . ? His four-year, $18 million deal expires after this season. Hereís hoping he invested wisely.
2012 The chief virtue of Lindís campaign was that it was better than his 2010. The chief vice of Lindís campaign that it was only slightly so. Only through the magic of arbitrary endpoints is the similarity of his two seasons obscured. It looked, during a first half in which he hit .300/.349/.515, that perhaps the Adam Lind that made a four-year, $17 million contract look like a steal was back. By the All-Star break, it seemed like he was picking up where he left off after a stronger (.267/.309/.498) second half in 2010. He did suffer a back injury that sidelined him for several weeks in the first half, but he came back before the All-Star break and went on a small tear. That isnít decisive, but it suggests the back injury was not to blame for his moribund second half (.197/.233/.356). There is no longer much reason to think that Lind will wind up any better than a league-average hitter.
2011 Just as the season began, Lind signed one of those option-laden multi-year deals that are all the rage these days. A 25-year-old who hit 35 home runs in 2009 looked like someone in whom one might invest $7 million four years down the road. After a supremely disappointing season, thatís no longer the case. Lind's plate discipline, already marginal, evaporated entirely, his power declined sharply, and at times he looked lost at the plate. He was consistently beaten to the outside part of the plate, and pitchers learned to exploit that weakness. On top of that, with the trade of Brett Wallace to Houston, Lind suddenly had newfound duties as the first baseman of the future. His favorable second-half split and the ability of even dead cats to bounce temper the pessimism to a degree.
2010 Lind was by far the Jaysí best hitter in 2009, finally delivering in full on the potential he showed in the minors and in his cup of coffee in 2006. Though he shed more than 200 points of OPS against his fellow lefties and was awful in his limited opportunities afield, Lind battered righties enough to remain valuable, and his split against lefties was hardly disastrous (.275/.318/.461). Still, itís damning that the only two hitters under 27 that J.P. Ricciardi left the Jays to build around (Lind and Travis Snider) barely register on the defensive spectrum.
2009 Ticketed for stardom after his brief, blazing introductions to Triple-A and the majors in his age-22 season, Lind failed to seize his opportunity in 2007, but didnít miss when the chance came again last year. Installed in left in late June, Lind hit .355/.377/.626 through the end of July to secure the job, but then cooled off over the final two months of the season. Beyond somewhat limited power potential (his ISOs aren't solid for a corner), Lindís plate approach in the bigs seems to be an issue; his K/UIBB was 2.1 at Triple-A last year and is a similar 2.2 over his minor league career, but in the majors his career rate swells to 4.0, and during his poor August and September last year it was up to an even six strikeouts for every unintentional walk.
2008 Lind didn't have an argument for holding onto his playing time after Johnson's return. He was batting .230/.274/.383 as Johnson's replacement in left. The obvious solution-a platoon-was problematic within the parameters of a 12-man pitching staff, the lack of an everyday shortstop, and the need to spot Troy Glaus a day or two a week. All that, and Matt Stairs, too! Lind should be the regular left fielder this year, but both Johnson and Stairs are still around, so he's not going to be handed the job. His lousy September (.273/.298/.473) didn't help his case
2007 Adam Lind is as low-risk a prospect as you`ll find. He has nothing left to prove after demolishing his way through two minor league levels last season and has the sort of natural left-handed swing that scouts love. He`s an instinct hitter who doesn`t get cute at the plate, but he knows how to distinguish balls from strikes and his walk rate should improve. The question is whether he`ll be great or merely good. His secondary traits such as speed and defense aren`t particularly impressive, which may be what leads PECOTA to conclude that he`ll have an early peak.
2006 The rare player on the organizational depth chart who might turn into that elusive "impact bat," Lind had a nice season in the Florida State League, hitting for power and showing just enough patience. The Jays think he made a significant jump last year, and he`ll start the season in Double-A. There are significant defensive concerns, but even if he ends up at DH, by 2007 he might be the homegrown source of the lefty power that Koskie and Hinske have failed to provide.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)R.J. - Can you explain Adam Lind? No power, all patience. Both are unprecedented. Can it last and can it be valuable? Thanks
(R.A. Wagman from Toronto)
Lind does have a weird stat line: 21 percent walks, nine percent strikeouts, and a .068 ISO. We all know the walk rate s going to deflate as the year goes on. Frankly I don't buy into high-walk, low-everything else guys until they prove they can do it multiple times. It's hard to take a lot of walks without burning pitchers now and again. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Delmon Young is a fit for the Blue Jays as a platoon partner for Adam Lind?
(Cam from Waterloo)
I'm not even sure if Delmon is good enough to be an asset as the short half of a platoon. Last year he had a .271 TAv against lefties, with a multi-year weighted TAv against them of .281. (You can see that in the "Splits" section of his player card.) Compare that to say, Scott Hairston, whom I'd rather have (.315 last year, .300 multi-year). Even if .281 is Delmon's true talent against southpaws, once you subtract his defense, his baserunning, and the fact that he'd be taking up a roster spot in a limited role, there's just not a lot of value left there. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-03-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Of the Jays three failed players in 2011 Travis Snider, Colby Rasmus, Kyle Drabek, and Adam Lind, who do you think will put out the most production in 2012?
(Steve from Canada)
I was surprised to see Snider go down this week, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Drabek this week, as he looked really good. I'll go with Drabek. I see little reason to be optimistic about Rasmus or Lind. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat) Can the Jays get up there with the Yankees/Sox/Rays? Lawrie looks great, but they're still short pitching, would Darvish get them there?
(Steve R from Waterloo, ON)
It depends if you believe that Darvish is a #1, or that they'll be up for spending Darvish money. I have doubts about both. Either way, he's not enough. They still need additional help for the rotation, the bullpen, and the lineup. You would, in particular, like them to figure out whether Adam Lind and Travis Snider are ever going to join the first ranks of offensive players. (Steven Goldman)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)I fantasize of trading Yunel Escobar for Adam Lind...should I try to make it a reality or is it too far fetched of a dream?
(Justin from Tinley Park)
Unless I'm really desperate for a shortstop, I am not making that deal. The worse the guy can say is no, but that's a run production drop-off he/she might not want to take in the stats at this point of the season. (Jason Collette)
2011-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Adam Lind return to his 2009 form?
(Tony from Albuquerque)
It just wouldn't be a BP chat without an Adam Lind question. No, probably not, but stranger things have happened, and 25 is pretty early to peak. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Marc, 2 Scoresheet keeper league questions. Team 1: Protect Tim Hudson or Sean Marshall? Team 2: Pick one from among Vernon Wells, Travis Snider, Adam Lind and Felix Pie. Thanks for the chat!
(rrydelek from Maryland)
You might want to ask Rob McQuown for help on this one. I'm still just learning Scoresheet and I expect to get destroyed this year. Rob knows what he's doing. (Marc Normandin)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Eric, I drafted Adam Lind this year in my fantasy league. Coming off a 36 hr run year, I was expecting a top 15-of performance from him (so was ESPN). What happened? 22 hrs and a 229 avg is not what I had in mind when i laid down a high pick on him.
(bill from fargo, north dakota)
Well, for starters, his strikeout rate has increased substantially and he isn't walking as frequently. He isn't being as patient this year, and despite hitting more flyballs, his HR/FB has dropped off significantly. I don't know much about his batting mechanics, admittedly, but Lind's statistical line this season suggests to me that he is having problems seeing the ball, and is trying to compensate for it in the wrong ways. He isn't this bad but he probably isn't as good as he was last year. If he can be a bit more patient at the plate and cut back on swings out of the zone, he should be able to get into the .350 OBP/.480 SLG range, which is where expectations should stay moving forward. (Eric Seidman)
2010-08-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)What can you do with Aaorn Hill and Adam Lind between now and the end of the season? Is it better for them to sit or do they just have to keep flailing in the hope that something will suddenly click?
(garethbluejays2 from Newcastle, UK)
Given that the Jays are out of contention, continued flailing is probably preferable. Lind has actually hit quite well this month. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)When you have a roster that includes aramis ramirez, nate mclouth, gordon beckham, zach grienke and yunel escobar, is there anything you can do but cry a little and wait 'til next year? I mean I don't think you can go negative in roto, but my team is sure trrying.
(Mike from Chicago)
That's rough. I have a team with McLouth and Beckham on it, but thankfully McLouth was my fifth outfielder. It looks like you took a bullet for the rest of the fantasy baseball universe--about the only thing you're missing is Adam Lind. Some years just don't work, or at least they don't from the start. It's getting to that time of year where it's okay to feel antsy though, so make some moves if you can. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the most important thing the Jays need to have happen to sneak into the playoffs?
(dtwhite from Toronto)
Adam Lind needs to raise his batting average, and Vernon Wells needs to keep being halfway decent. Fred Lewis was an inspired pick-up, and Jose Bautista is out of his mind right now.

But it's not gonna happen. Too many ifs, too few nahs, not enough heys. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any BABIP buy low candidates I can target in trades?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Hitters or pitchers? For pitchers, I bow before the wisdom of Seidwartz.

For hitters, I'll say Adam Lind (.260, .307 career). (Tommy Bennett)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What to do with Adam Lind? Snapped his 0-18 streak today (a single!) and looks like the player that was unnecessarily jerked around by Toronto for years before 2009. Thoughts?
(scott from chicago)
I like his bat too much to give up on him, especially after a month. Patience, patience! (Marc Normandin)
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)In re the cover of BP 2010 and the blurb regarding Adam Lind taking a shot at Mike Jacobs: While I love the snarkiness that comes with the analysis found in the book and BP in general, I thought the question posing the aspirational comparison to Bay and the pejorative comparison Jacobs was a little biting. It seems to me it's one thing for your blurb about Jacobs to say that he's underperformed, not met expectactions, etc., and another to ask if one player -- on the cover no less-- "is going to disappoint like Jacobs?" I just thought the comment dipped a little too far into the negative and unnecessarily called out a player by comparing him to another, especially in the context of this being the cover of the book. Thoughts? Was this discussed amongst the staff?
(JDLloyd10 from Biscuits' Stadium, AL)
Let me put it this way: we spend so little time thinking about those blurbs that I had to pull the book out to see what you were talking about. I don't write them, we don't really write them. They're thrown together by a combination of people including the publisher and passed along very quickly. I find it very difficult to think up cover blurbs when I'm desperately trying to edit the book and I haven't seen more than a few chapters. I think your comment is fair, though; in the future we'll try to discourage those comparisons except maybe in a more broad historic sense, like "Is Jayson Heyward the next Dave Winfield?" or something like that. (Steven Goldman)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Adam Lind? Seems to me he is peak Jason Bay without steals no?
(steve from Boston)
That sounds right to me. He's got a great, great bat, but sans steals. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Adam Lind's performance in 2009, career year or is the best yet to come?
(Ron from Vancouver)
I think 2009 is a pretty good indicator of my expectations for him. I was optimistic about him for '09, but he did what I thought he would be capable of later on already. (Marc Normandin)
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it possible we've seen the best of Adam Lind?
(Rob from Alaska)
I don't see why he couldn't be a consistent .290/.360/.530 hitter for the next several seasons. (Eric Seidman)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, if you were JP Ricciardi, or his replacement, who you sign Adam Lind to an extension now, or wait and see 'til next season to see if he can even come close to producing this level of performance again. Ricciardi got burned by signing Hinske up to soon. Thanks.
(Shane from East Coast)
I don't think Lind is someone you need to make that kind of commitment to. DHs aren't building blocks, and he's a bit older, so if you can sign away arb at a reasonable price, fine, but don't sweat buying out FA years. And yeah, I'd probably make him do it twice anyway (I think he can). (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do see Adam Lind putting up all star numbers again next season or do you see him regressing next year?
(Matt from Calgary)
All-Star numbers, I'd suspect. This is the type of hitter many scouts and statheads expected him to be, which is why there was so much screeching about J.P. Ricciardi keeping him on the farm for so long last year. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-08-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Travis Snider have the ability to breakout like his fellow teammate Adam Lind, who experienced many of the same performance issues Snider has faced (K vs. LHP in particular) as a rookie?
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
Yes, and maybe even more so. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Help, I'm a Jays fan. Ryan's contract, eaten. Halladay on the block. Entire starting rotation on DL. What are three good reasons I shouldn't permanently renounce baseball for lacrosse?
(jerjapan from Toronto)
1. Cito Gaston (who should have never been let go). 2. Aaron Hill's amazing comeback (underreported in the U.S.), 3. Adam Lind emerging as an offensive force. (John Perrotto)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Obviously Travis Snider has more potential but do you see Adam Lind outperforming him this season? At it's best how does a outfield of Snider, Wells and Rios stack up around the league in 3 years?
(Bill from Toronto)
This year, probably but not certainly, but N+1 through forever belongs to Snider. I think the problem with the proposition is that Wells and Rios aren't going to get any better, so we can probably shelve those Barfield/Bell/Moseby comparisons now. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can we get a one-sentence 2009 Travis Snider preview/prediction?
(mschroeder14 from WI)
He could have enough trouble making contact that he has trouble hitting for average and gets into some frustrating slumps, but he's young enough to make big strides if the Jays show more patience than they have did Adam Lind. ...Switched to Squeeze at random. Does the guitar solo from "In Quintessence" ever get nominated as one of the best ever? (Steven Goldman)
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I had a smoke with Adam Lind outside the Rogers Center just as he arrived from the airport. Not that I'm proud of the smoking part just wanted to point out one major league who does smoke.
(dogtothedog from Toronto)
So there's one. (Will Carroll)
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Adam Lind: buying or selling?
(Rob from Alaska)
If I could buy twice, I would. Lightning round folks, sorry to cut things short early, but I have a list of things to accomplish today. (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whats your two cents on Adam Lind? He was crushing AAA through half a year, and has remained pretty hot in the majors since his callup 6 weeks ago. Will he this good? Or come back to earth as like a .280 20 hr 80rbi guy?
(Chris from Toronto)
I think he'll come back to your earth as you describe it, but that's a pretty good player still, no? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Adam Lind has been raking lately...can he keep it up?
(uptick from St. Louis, MO)
Yes. He's Bobby Higginson or Geoff Jenkins with less defense. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should JP Riccardi be fired with all the problems he has opening his mouth and Toronto's lack of offense to match the greatness that the pitching staff has given the team?
(jlarsen from DRays Bay)
I don't like to suggest that anyone should lose their job - bad karma and all that - but ownership's patience with a team that has been running in place for so long is... impressive. The Jays often have some very nice components - good pitching, some great complimentary players - but they haven't been able to develop or acquire the MVP candidate on offense that they have needed to bring the club together. Maybe Travis Snider will be that guy... Assuming he gets more of a chance than Adam Lind. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Joe, how long do you think the Blue Jays will let Adam Lind crush the ball in AAA before giving him a real shot in the bigs? I know he has struggled when they bring him up and play him once a week, but will he ever get a fair shot? Is there anybody who has been mishandled more than Mr. Lind?
(Steve from Cambridge)
Plenty of guys have been handled worse than Lind has. Willie Greene mocks his pain, for one. I just don't get how a team can choose Shannon Stewart, who's just a terrible baseball player now, over Lind. Or drag in Brad Wilkerson and Kevin Mench. Or play Joe Inglett. It just doesn't make sense. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-02 12:00:00 (link to chat)Would a Adam Lind and David Purcey for Bay deal workout well for both teams? Wouldn't Lind project as a lefthanded Bay with a little less power in his prime?
(Taylor from Toronto)
I think the Pirates would want some higher-end guys than Lind and Purcey. I don't think Lind is in Bay's class and Purcey doesn't excite me. (John Perrotto)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What could JP Ricciardi do to lessen your (and not only your) general invective? He has made mistakes, but he seems to be learning on the job and has shown some ability to correct his mistakes. As long as you don't listen to his purposely misleading explanations, his recent actions have had purpose and make sense. Thanks
(rawagman from Work in Toronto)
You mean like when Adam Lind got 15 minutes to hold a job that he's been the Jay most qualified for since August 2006? Or when he released a player, based on 11 games, who's outhit his entire roster since he was cut? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)If I kidnapped Adam Lind and brought him down to Orlando the Jays would have to play him over Joe Inglett right?
(Taylor from Toronto)
You supply the van, and I'll drive. (Kevin Goldstein)


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