"I'm pretty sure I'll be in the big leagues come opening day, but I have no idea where that'll be." Adam Lind spoke those words, along with a bunch of others, in an interview with The Herald Bulletin last week. While I don't think too much time should be wasted worrying about his future with the Blue Jays (for obvious reasons), I do think that this would be a good opportunity to take a look back at his career and see how we got to where we are today. Lind was drafted by the Blue Jays in the third round (83rd overall) in the 2004 draft, out of the University of Southern Alabama. He played half the 2004 season in Auburn as a twenty year old, hitting .312/.371/.477 in 295 plate appearances. He spent the entire 2005 season in Dunedin, improving his OPS to .862. In the following year he split time between AA New Hampshire and AAA Syracuse, once again improving his batting line (he had an OPS of 1.093 in 137 plate appearances with Syracuse, and won the AA Eastern League MVP award). On September 2nd, 2006 Adam Lind made his Major League debut against the Boston Red Sox, hitting a double off of Lenny DiNardo. His first home run came eight days later, off (fellow rookie) Jered Weaver.
Adam Lind: A Mostly Disappointing History
Bluebird Banter | Oct 18