Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
Adam Lind has a long track record of success in the big leagues, and he was acquired to be a run producer in the middle of the Mariners order in 2016. However, that has been more of a hypothetical theory through the first week of the season.
The 32-year-old first baseman has gone 1 for his first 15 in 2016, good (or bad) for a .067 batting average. Lind has yet to drive in a run this season for Seattle. Worst of all, he has struck out 6 times and has not nursed any walks, meaning his OBP is a disturbing .067.
Lind is a career .273 hitter, and I fully expect him to get it going. There is a mythical curse about Safeco Field killing good hitters, but I don’t think Adam buys into that too much. He is in a contract year, and there are millions of reasons for Lind to be motivated in 2016.
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