Blue Jays' Travis Snider Could Be 2010's Adam Lind
You have to dig a bit to find some progression here. But we've dug, and we have found. Snider played all of Sept. and Oct. (only three games in Oct.), and put up a line of .261/.370/.446 . That's still quite distant from the numbers he put up during his stint in Las Vegas. But we can see the improvement from earlier in the season. The .370 OBP is what catches our eye.
Snider improved his plate discipline substantially. He managed a walk just seven times in his first 32 pro games. But he walked 22 times over his final 45 games of 2009. It's a start.
Adam Lind, who made his debut back in 2006, finally got a chance to play last year. He put up MVP caliber numbers during his complete breakout season. The lumbering slugger will be the everyday DH this year. He's a below-average defender so he's limited when it comes to fantasy.
Both Lind and Snider warrant significant attention in keeper leagues. Lind has proven that he belongs while Snider is still a very attractive young hitter with loads of potential. We need to see Snider hit consistently at the Major League level before hopping back on the Snider Train.
Just don't completely overlook him in the keeper drafts. He won't be nearly as hyped as he was coming into 2009, so you should be able to get him on the cheap. Plus, he won't clog your DH slot like Lind.
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