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If all pitchers could be right-handed pitchers, than Adam Lind would be a superstar; unfortunately, that isn’t the case.

Adam Lind had been an integral piece of Toronto’s offence since finally cracking the lineup in 2009. Before 2009, Lind struggled to stick in 2007 and 2008. In 9 years with the Jays Lind would hit 146 long balls, driving in 519 RBI.

The decision to trade Adam Lind to the Brewers for RP Marco Estrada was an easy one. Lind became a one-dimensional player with the Jays. He couldn’t hit LHP, he couldn’t play the field because of bad back, and he was snail on the base paths.

In 4 games with the Brewers, Lind has one home run with 4 RBI, 4 BB, a strike out and a .615 batting average. Insert disclaimer here… is a very small sample size. Pecota Projections project Lind to hit .261 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 118 games. If the Brewers learn from Lind’s past they will limit his AB’s versus LHP which will raise his BA.