Skin Blues wrote:He's really not doing anything other than his career averages, except with a better BABIP. FB% is the same, HR/FB is the same, K% is the same, BB% is the same. The only difference is a .381 BABIP. He's a .270 hitter that is on pace for 25 HR and has absolutely no speed. I also don't think he'll be any good against lefties despite his high BABIP in a small sample size this year. He only has one HR against them and his career indicates that he's a .250 hitter with very little power against LHP. It won't be long before DeRosa/Bonifacio are platooning with Lind once Lawrie and Reyes return. So yeah, the power is for real, but it's really nothing special. If somebody wants to buy high thinking they're getting a .300 hitter with 35 HR power then I would recommend to sell him ASAP.
i get the high babip contributing to the high average, but if you watch his hits they're all line drives over the IF or hitting it hard to the OF. not your typical squeakers just through the IF, these are clean hits. I hated on lind as much as anyone else for the past 3 seasons but he's clearly shown up and has found his swing this year.