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Francisco Lindor | Shortstop | #12

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (8) / CLE
Contract: view contract details
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Francisco Lindor is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.
It's a rare day off for the star shortstop. Erik Gonzalez is filling in. May 28 - 11:45 AM

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Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

Lindor took Royals starter Jason Vargas deep as the second batter the southpaw faced, his 11th homer of the season. He also attempted to start a rally in the ninth inning with a two-out double, but he was stranded on second base to end the game. Lindor quietly has a 12-game hitting streak going, leaving him with a .283/.346/.545 line, 11 homers, 24 RBI and 33 runs scored overall.
May 27 - 8:55 PM

Francisco Lindor hit his ninth home run of the season on Monday night against the Rays.

Lindor's solo shot in the bottom of the eighth extended Cleveland's lead to 8-6 in the eventual 8-7 victory. He finished the night 1-for-5 with two runs scored.
May 15 - 9:54 PM

Francisco Lindor had a rough night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Twins, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

Lindor left four men stranded in the contest. As a club, the Indians were only able to muster three total hits against Ervin Santana and a trio of relievers. After a fast start to the season, Lindor is hitting just .238 (15-for-63) over his last 16 games.
May 12 - 9:45 PM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 and hit his seventh homer Sunday as the Indians routed the Mariners 12-4.

Lindor is almost halfway to his total of 15 homers in 158 games last year. If the power outburst is for real, then he might be the AL's second-best player while still at the tender age of 23.
Apr 30 - 5:12 PM

Francisco Lindor clubbed his fifth home run of the season in a losing effort against the White Sox on Sunday.

The Tribe was unable to complete their three-game sweep of the White Sox but Lindor continued his hot-hitting. His fourth-inning blast off of Derek Holland was the only offense they were able to generate against the White Sox' starter. Lindor also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4. He's now hitting .315/.373/.616 with five homers and 12 RBI. He didn't hit his fifth home run of 2016 until June 4.
Apr 23 - 5:27 PM

SI.com's Tom Verducci reports that Francisco Lindor turned down a contract extension offer worth around $100 million prior to Opening Day.

Brody Chernof, the son of Indians' general manager Mike Chernof, let the cat out of the bag in a radio interview toward the end of spring training that the club was trying to sign Lindor to a seven-year extension, but this is the first dollar amount we've seen attached to it. $100 million would be an unprecedented commitment for a guy who's not even arbitration-eligible until after 2018, but it would allow the Indians to buy out a couple free agent years for one of the best players in the game. Lindor and his camp didn't take the bait, however, and Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says there are currently no active extension talks between the Indians and any player, Lindor included. Perhaps the two sides will try again next winter.
Source: SI.com
Apr 21 - 8:32 AM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.

That was half the hits his team would accumulate for the game. His first double broke up Derek Holland's bid for a no-hitter in the sixth inning. The 23-year-old Lindor is off to a great start in 2017, now with a .333 batting average, four home runs, and eight RBI through eight games.
Apr 12 - 9:28 PM

Francisco Lindor slugged his fourth home run of the season and drew two walks as the Indians topped the White Sox 2-1 in their home opener on Tuesday.

Lindor opened the game's scoring with a solo shot off White Sox starter James Shields in the bottom of the first inning and he scored the winning run (all the way from first base) when Michael Brantley poked a ball into the left-field corner in the bottom of the 10th. The 23-year-old shortstop is batting .308/.406/.808 with four home runs, eight RBI, and seven runs scored through seven regular-season games. He's going to be a monster all year.
Apr 11 - 8:06 PM

Francisco Lindor had a solo homer in the sixth and a grand slam in the ninth to lead the Indians to a 9-6 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

Lindor also singled and walked in this one. His first homer came off Cole Hamels. The second came off closer Sam Dyson with the Indians down one in the ninth. It's his second career two-homer game and first ever with five RBI. He's one of the game's very best players, and he's only getting better.
Apr 6 - 12:04 AM

Brody Chernof, the son of Indians' general manager Mike Chernof, told Tom Hamilton during Sunday's broadcast that his father is trying to lock up Francisco Lindor for seven years.

Chernof was a guest in the booth and was asked by the veteran announcer if the elder Chernof was working on any deals at the moment. The Indians just finalized a contract extension with Jose Ramirez, and locking up Lindor would certainly be high on their list of priorities.
Mar 26 - 8:40 PM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Sunday in the Indians' 8-2 Cactus League victory over the Padres.

Lindor smacked RBI doubles in the first and second off San Diego starter Clayton Richard, who was charged with six earned runs in his short outing. Lindor carries massive fantasy upside into the 2017 season as a 22-year-old shortstop with a .306/.356/.454 batting line, 27 home runs, and 31 stolen bases through his first 257 major league games.
Mar 5 - 5:50 PM

Francisco Lindor was named as the 2016 winner of the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award in the American League.

The award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the top defender of all the Gold Glove winners in each league. This is done by combining votes based on the adjusted SABR Defensive Index as well as fan voting. The 22-year-old shortstop is the youngest player to ever receive the award.
Source: MLB.com
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 08:46:00 AM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the Indians win over the Blue Jays Saturday in Game 2 of the ALCS.

Fueled by his mom’s homemade lasagna, Lindor has had a postseason for the ages. One night after tallying a game-winning two-run homer, Lindor was back at it with two hits including an RBI single that broke a 1-1 tie in the third inning. He also made a fine defensive play to rob Jose Bautista of a base hit. The 22-year-old has hit .500 with three RBI over his last three games. The Indians are now two wins away from reaching the World Series. They haven’t been there since 1997.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 07:23:00 PM

Francisco Lindor blasted a two-run homer in the sixth inning on Friday, powering the Indians to a 2-0 victory over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALCS.

In what had been an exceptional pitcher's duel between Corey Kluber and Marco Estrada, Lindor finally broke through with a towering two-run drive to right field that plated Jason Kipnis who had drawn a one-out walk. Lindor also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4. He's hitting .313/.313/.750 with a pair of long balls and three RBI through his first four postseason games. With his home run, Lindor became the second youngest player (Derek Jeter) to homer in the history of the ALCS.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
3Bradley Zimmer
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Shawn Armstrong
9Danny Salazar