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Adam Lind
Birthdate: 7/17/1983 (33 y, 8 m, 6 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-1/220     Position: 1B/DH
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 12, Overall: 83, Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Contract: $1.5M / 1 Years (2017) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Lind says his struggles at the plate last season came from stubbornly trying to pull the ball through infield shifts rather than going the other way, The Washington Post reports. "He said he's gotten a little pull happy, so perhaps we can get him back to the center of the field, the big part of the ballpark," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Friday. (2/18/2017)
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Profile: Lind struggled mightily in his first season in the Emerald City. Even accounting for the normal dip in production hitters see when coming over to Safeco, Lind disappointed. For the first time since 2012, a season in which he was demoted to the minors, Lind's park-adjusted offense dropped below league average. He doesn't hit lefties, and his defense is better left unmentioned, making him a platoon player at best. The good news is that despite ranking near the bottom in average exit velocity, he ranked towards the top of the league in average fly ball/line drive exit velocity and barrel frequency. He also cut his line drive-to-fly ball ratio to its lowest since 2011, suggesting that if he could regain some semblance of his plate discipline, he could still be viable in deeper leagues if given a starting gig. How many plate appearances he will be able to wrest from Ryan Zimmerman remains to be seen. (Rylan Edwards)

The Quick Opinion: 2016 was a rough year for the former Blue Jay and Brewer. He'll need to chase pitches out of the zone less often while maintaining his promising Statcast readings in order to have any relevance in standard leagues.

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