Adam Lind’s bat is heating up as injuries abound at all positions in baseball right now.
Analysis: Adam Lind amassed 8 hits, 1 HR and 3 runs in three games against the San Diego Padres over the weekend. Two of those games were extra inning games but he has his batting average up to .323 now which is all that really matters. His strikeout rate this year is the lowest of his career. Lind is also walking at a career high 13.5% clip. His .410 OBP is 8th in baseball among batters with at least 150 plate appearances. He is a power bat but he only has 5 bombs so far in 44 games this year which isn’t that bad for a guy with first base and DH position eligibility.
At the moment Lind is available in 70-90% of fantasy leagues. He is just a few years removed from a 35 home run campaign and has hit at least 23 home runs in three of the last four years. We must acknowledge that his high BABIP has inflated his batting average and that he should hit in the .270-280 range going forward but his power should be on its way.