Selling High- Lind

Adam Lind is hitting .349 this season with 3 home runs and 18 RBI in 34 games played.

Analysis: Lind is now thirty years old and is a career .271 hitter. His BABIP is .400 this year which is 100 points above his career average. His BABIP is 5th highest in baseball among players with at least 100 plate appearances. Drew Stubbs is first on that list. Stubbs is a career .243 hitter who is magically hitting .317 this season.

There are a few positives to take away.  Lind’s strikeouts are down to a 16% clip… his lowest since his 35 home run campaign in 2009. Lind is also drawing walks at a career high clip and he is also swinging at the fewest amount of pitches outside the strike zone since his 2009 breakout season. Although Lind is slugging .566, the 3 home runs in 34 games played isn’t the power many fantasy owners are expecting. His power is a bit overrated- he hit 23 bombs last year in 143 games and had 11 homers in 93 games in 2012. For a DH/1B he is a fine addition off the wire… just don’t expect 25 home runs by the end of the year or a .300 plus batting average either.

Adam Lind is available in 20-50% of fantasy leagues.