Adam Lind, First Base, Washington Nationals


Date of Birth: 7/17/1983
Birthplace: Muncie, Indiana
College: University of South Alabama

Adam Lind, first baseman for the Washington Nationals, was first drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004. After just two years in the minor leagues, he made his first appearance with the Blue Jays in 2006. He played in just 18 games in the major leagues that year, 89 games in 2007, and 88 games in 2008.

Lind's best season with the Blue Jays was 2009, his first full season in the major leagues. He won a Silver Slugger award and had career highs in hits with 179, doubles with 46, home runs with 35, and RBIs with 114. He batted .305 in 151 games in 2009.

In April, 2010, the Blue Jays and Lind agreed to a contract extension through 2013 with club options for 2014 through 2016. After a mediocre 2011 season, Lind spent almost half of the 2012 season in the minor leagues. The 2013 season, however, was a much better one for him. In 2013, he batted .288 with 134 hits, 26 doubles, 23 home runs, and 67 RBIs in 143 games.

Lind finished the 2014 season with 93 hits, 24 doubles, and a .321 batting average in 96 games. On November 1, 2014, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished the 2015 season with 139 hits, 32 doubles, 20 home runs, 87 RBIs, and a .277 batting average in 149 games. As a first baseman, he made 82 assists, 124 double plays, 1,098 putouts, and 4 errors in 138 games. He had a .997 fielding percentage.

Lind was traded to the Seattle Mariners on December 9, 2015. In 2016, he batted .239 with 96 hits, 17 doubles, 20 home runs, and 58 RBIs in 126 games. Defensively, as the Mariners' first baseman in 101 games, he made 50 assists, 75 double plays, 731 putouts, and 5 errors.

Lind became a free agent on November 3, 2016. He signed a one-year contract with the Nationals on February 15, 2017. The contract includes a mutual option for 2018.

Statistics for Lind in eleven seasons (2006-2016) in the major leagues include:

  • 3 seasons with over 30 doubles, with a high of 46 in 2009
  • 6 seasons with 20 or more home runs, with a high of 35 in 2009

Career batting statistics for Lind through 2016 include:

  • 1,228 games played
  • 1,166 hits
  • 245 doubles
  • 186 home runs
  • 664 RBIs
  • 898 strikeouts to 365 walks
  • .271 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Lind at first base through 2016 include:

  • 543 games played
  • 316 assists
  • 4,332 putouts
  • 455 double plays
  • 28 errors
  • .994 fielding percentage

Career fielding statistics for Lind in left field through 2016 include:

  • 224 games played
  • 356 putouts
  • 1 error
  • .997 fielding percentage

Personal Life

Lind married his wife Lakeyshia Bertie on November 13, 2010. They have a son and a daughter.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Adam Lind
ESPN - Adam Lind