by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/16/2013) Blue Jays first baseman/DH Adam Lind homered for the seventh time and third time in June Saturday against the Rangers. Lind also collected his seventh multi-hit game this month.
Lind is batting .423 (22 for 52) with a .673 slugging percentage, 1.109 OPS three home runs, four doubles, nine runs and 10 RBI in 12 June games. Lind has been on a roll offensively since early May, producing a .392/.422/.648/1.070 OPS in his last 33 games. His batting average has risen from .220 to .343 in that span.
Adam Lind making a convincing case
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com (6/12/2013) Owned in less than 60 percent of CBSSports.com leagues, Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind is starting to get more attention thanks to a scorching hot bat. His .344 average has Fantasy owners giving him a second look.
One person he’s convinced is our Scott White, who said on Fantasy Baseball Today that he’s picking Lind up in his leagues. Nando Di Fino chimed in by saying he’s buying more into Lind than he is Matt Joyce.
Adam Lind stays red-hot
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/12/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind recorded three more hits Tuesday night in Chicago.
Lind's bat remained absolutely on fire in the extra-inning win. He went 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored and has his average up to .344.
The 29-year-old has at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games and is 21 for 47 over that stretch with four doubles, two homers and seven RBI.
Patience driving Adam Lind's hot start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (6/10/2013) Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Adam Lind has been more selective at the plate during his hot start.
Lind is currently walking at a career-high 12.8 percent of his plate appearances, despite seeing a higher percentage of first pitch strikes this year. Lind has been more patient than usual at the plate, swinging less often this year. Overall, Lind's swing percentage is down to a career-low 37.4 percent, according to FanGraphs.com. Lind appears to be waiting for exactly the right pitch before he swings, and making solid contact once he gets something in his zone.
Lind has never been a high-average candidate for Fantasy owners, and his current success in that area is driven by a .387 BABIP. But even if his average drops considerably, he's still showing improved skills and could continue to post solid numbers in other categories.
Lind is only owned in 51 percent of CBSSports.com leagues, and is a solid pickup at first base.
Adam Lind hits three-run blast
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/9/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind continued swinging a hot bat Sunday during a loss at home against the Rangers. Lind hit a three-run homer off Justin Grimm in the third inning with two outs.
Lind's sixth HR of the season put the Blue Jays ahead 4-0 at the time in the 6-4 loss. He finished 1 for 4 and is batting .340 on the year.
Lind went 4 for 7 on Saturday in the extra-inning win over Texas and is on a four-game hitting streak in which he's gone 9 for 17 with four RBI.
Adam Lind keeps swinging a hot bat
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/5/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind collected two more hits than any other player in Wednesday's game in San Francisco. Lind recorded three hits in the 4-0 win.
He went 3 for 4 with three singles and did not score or drive in a run in the contest. Lind is now batting .329 for the year. He's gone 11 for 24 (.458) with two doubles, a homer and three RBI over his last five games.
Adam Lind raises average more than 100 points
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/3/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind managed three hits Sunday against the Padres for the second time in three games and for the fourth time in his last 10 games (eight starts). Lind is batting .475 (19 for 40) with two home runs, five doubles, five RBI and 10 runs in his last 10 games.
Lind, who has five three-hit games and 11 multi-hit games since May 3, is batting .386 (32 for 83) in his last 23 games (19 starts), sending his batting average soaring from .220 to .323. He also has a .422 on-base percentage, .675 slugging percentage, 1.097 OPS, five home runs, nine doubles, 11 RBI and 18 runs in his last 23 games.
Adam Lind hits home run No. 5
by Jeff Tobin | CBSSports.com (6/2/2013) Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/DH Adam Lind hit his fifth home run of the season Saturday in a loss at San Diego.
Lind, who's hitting .471 over his last nine games, was 2 for 4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored.
He has a .315 average on the season, but just 12 RBI. The 21 walks have helped him to a .407 OBP and a .926 OPS.
Adam Lind continues hot hitting
by Jeff Tobin | CBSSports.com (6/1/2013) Wth three hits in a loss Friday night to the Padres, Toronto first baseman/DH Adam Lind has 14 hits in last 30 at-bats for a .467 average. The power hasn't been there this season, though, as he has four home runs and 11 RBI.
Lind is hitting .309 and has an .892 OPS, helped by his walk rate. He has 21 walks compared to 23 strikeouts.
Adam Lind back in cleanup spot
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind is back in the cleanup spot Tuesday.
Lind has been off to a strong start this season, hitting .279/.396/.465 in 86 at-bats this year. Lind went 0 for 2 in his first game in the leadoff spot Monday. He'll face Rays starter Alex Cobb.
Blue Jays reward Adam Lind for strong play
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Blue Jays DH Adam Lind moved into the cleanup spot Monday against the Rays for the first time this season. Lind is batting .382 (13 for 34) with three home runs, four doubles, five RBI and eight runs in his last 10 games (eight starts).
"He's definitely been one of our hotter hitters," manager John Gibbons said to MLB.com. "We've had him in the five spot when (J.P.) Arencibia's playing, and Arencibia's not playing today."
Adam Lind takes a break
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) The Blue Jays gave first baseman/designated hitter Adam Lind a day off Sunday in New York against CC Sabathia. Lind had started the previous three games and five of six as the No. 5 batter in the lineup for Toronto.
Lind went 2 for 4 with two doubles Saturday against the Yankees. He's gone 9 for 21 (.429) with two homers and four RBI over his last six games.
Adam Lind getting it done vs. righties
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) The Blue Jays continue to hide first baseman Adam Lind against left-handed pitchers, and their strategy is starting to pay dividends.
Lind hit his third home run of the season Wednesday against the Giants, and it was also his third in the last six games. Lind has a hit in seven of the last eight games, while raising his batting average from .220 to .286.
For Fantasy owners in daily leagues, it might be worth getting Lind active for games in which the Blue Jays are set to face a right-handed starter. Owners in all other deeper formats should consider starting him if the Blue Jays are facing a righty-heavy schedule during the course of a week.
Adam Lind hits two-run blast
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind went deep on Wednesday in an 11-3 win over the Giants. Lind took starter Ryan Vogelsong the distance for his third homer of the season in the first inning for a two-run shot.
Lind finished 2 for 4 with two RBI. He added a walk and is batting .286.
The 29-year-old Lind has hit in four straight games. He's gone 11 for 27 (.407) over his last eight games with three homers and five RBI.
Adam Lind becoming more selective
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (5/13/2013) After hitting 35 home runs in 2009, Adam Lind has been slowly slipping off the radar of Fantasy owners. He has yet to rediscover his 30-homer power or the ability to hit .300, but so far this season, Lind has found a new way to establish some Fantasy value.
Stretching his plate appearances out to 4.25 pitches on average, Lind has been very selective, and he has a .393 on-base percentage to show for it. He is swinging far less often, and he has been especially averse to going after pitches outside the strike zone. Lind's 16 walks in 89 plate appearances aren't glamorous, but they're giving him value in points and OBP leagues.
Maybe Lind will eventually revert to the less patient version of himself, but in deeper leagues, he is worth a pickup on the chance that he maintains his current pace. With Rajai Davis (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list, Lind should also get plenty of playing time for the Blue Jays, at least in the short term.
Adam Lind hits go-ahead home run
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind displayed his offensive prowess Saturday in Boston. Lind homered among three base hits in a 3-2 win.
Lind went deep in the ninth inning off Junichi Tazawa to give the Jays the go-ahead run they needed to win. It was his second homer of the season and second in his last three games.
Batting fifth, Lind went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and is batting .269. He's gone 7 for 17 (.412) over his last five games with two doubles, two homers and two RBI.
"I feel comfortable in the box right now," Lind said. "The whole spray chart thing kind of gets you because I've hit a lot of balls hard right at people but that's just good scouting and good coaching and that's the way the game is now."
Lind said he's not frustrated by his low production.
"I'm not frustrated. I'm kind of used to it because they've been playing me in certain spots on the field for the last three years," he said. "I know if I could hit it where I usually don't, I'd get a lot more hits instead of where my tendencies are. I've felt good all season. I know I started off statistically poor and I'm still really not that great, but I have felt as good as I've felt in my entire career this first month and a half."
Adam Lind hits first home run
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind connected for his first home run of the season on Tuesday during a win in Tampa Bay.
Lind went deep in the second inning off starter Roberto Hernandez for his first homer since Sept. 28 of last year against the Yankees.
He added a double and went 2 for 4 with two runs scored. He's batting .246. Lind has struggled, but he's starting to pick it up with hits in three straight games. He only has four RBI over 61 at-bats.
Patience paying off for Adam Lind
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind returned to the lineup Monday following a two-game absence and finished 1 for 4 with a run scored during Toronto's 8-7 victory over Tampa Bay. Lind also walked once, the 12th time in his past 10 games he has drawn a free pass as his on-base percentage (.392) continues to overwhelm his batting average (.228).
Adam Lind getting day off
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) The Blue Jays gave outfielder Adam Lind a break by not starting him Saturday against Seattle. The 29-year-old Lind has gone 4 for 17 (.235) over his last nine games with only one RBI. But he's walked 11 times and has a .536 on-base percentage.
Adam Lind back for Blue Jays
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) The Blue Jays reinstated Adam Lind off of paternity leave Sunday and reinserted him into the starting lineup at first base against the Yankees, MLB.com reports.
Lind, who has eight walks over his last seven games, entered Sunday batting 7 for 16 (.438) over that stretch. He's hitting .244 overall on the season with two RBI.
Adam Lind coming back Sunday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) The Blue Jays expected to get back the services of outfielder Adam Lind off the paternity leave list Sunday, the National Post reports.
Lind went on paternity leave Thursday. Lind is batting .381 over his last nine games with two doubles, two RBI and nine walks.
Adam Lind placed on paternity list
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) The Blue Jays placed DH Adam Lind on the paternity list Thursday. Lind can spend 24-72 hours on the list.
After batting .100 through his first eight games, Lind is batting .381 (8 for 21) with two doubles, two RBI and nine walks in his last nine games.
Adam Lind on personal leave
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Blue Jays DH Adam Lind left the team Wednesday as his wife was expected to give birth to the couple's second child. Melky Cabrera served as the team's DH Wednesday against the Orioles.
Lind has yet to hit a home run in 17 games and is batting .244. He has managed a walk in four straight games, totaling seven in that span.
Adam Lind in table-setting role
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) The Blue Jays wanted to change the lineup a bit so batted Adam Lind second against the Orioles Tuesday night. Lind had been batting fifth for most of the season. Manager John Gibbons wants to see how Lind handles the role of table setter, MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old is batting .231 but has six walks in his last three games. He has a .380 on-base percentage and has gone 6 for 14 (.429) over his last five appearances.
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Blue Jays outfielder/designated hitter Adam Lind returned to the lineup Sunday against the Yankees while Jose Bautista moved back in the outfield, MLB.com reports.
Bautista had returned to action as the DH in recent games, keeping Lind on the bench. That said, Lind entered Sunday having five hits in his previous 11 at-bats.
"That way we can get Lind in there, too," manager John Gibbons said of starting Bautista in right. "He was the guy that was getting short-changed. He was swinging it pretty good before."
Adam Lind drives in two
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind enjoyed a productive night at the plate as he reached base twice during Friday's series opener against the Royals.
Lind doubled in a run in the first and drove another in with a sacrifice fly in the third. He finished 1 for 2 with a walk and two RBI in an 8-4 victory.
Lind is hitting .136/.231/.227 with no home runs and two RBI through his first nine games.
Adam Lind off to slow start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind got two at-bats Wednesday in Detroit before being pinch-hit for in the sixth inning by Mark DeRosa. Lind went 0 for 2 in the game.
The 29-year-old Lind has struggled to begin the year as he's gone just 2 for 19 (.105) with one double and no RBI. He's stolen a base, but his slugging percentage sits at .158.
Adam Lind begins season slowly
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind, like most of his teammates, struggled against Justin Masterson and the Indians in the home opener Tuesday.
Lind went 0 for 4 in the game with a strikeout as the No. 5 hitter behind Edwin Encarnacion. Lind also grounded into a double play in the game and was 0 for 2 with runners in scoring position.
The 29-year-old Lind, who hit .365 this spring in a resurgence for Toronto, is hoping to perform better than he has over his last three seasons in which he has a combined batting average of .246.
Lind to regain '09 form?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) Through March 10, Blue Jays DH Adam Lind ranks among the top 10 hitters in batting average. Through 11 spring games, Lind is batting .440 (11 for 25). He also has one homer, three doubles, three runs and four RBI.
Lind getting mixed messages?
(2/17/2013) MLB.com reports Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind said Sunday that he has received mixed messages in hitting philosophy over the last few seasons. Former manager John Farrell told Lind to be more patient, while former hitting coach Dwayne Murphy promoted a more aggressive approach. General manager Alex Anthopoulos shared his take on the situation. "I like Adam a lot, but I don't necessarily entirely agree," Anthopoulos said. "The organization wanted him to be more selective. That's on me as well. I told Adam, 'You have an on-base percentage below .300 two years in a row.'