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Francisco Lindor | Shortstop

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Francisco Lindor is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.
It looks to be a simple day off. Mike Aviles is at second base with Lindor on the bench. Jul 1 - 3:01 PM

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Francisco Lindor went 2-for-3 and smacked his first major league home run in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.

Lindor turned on a Buck Farmer offering in the fifth inning and put it just over the right-field wall for a solo jack. He also had a single and one of his two walks came with the bases loaded, so we'll forgive him for making a big baserunning mistake in the third. Lindor sports a .243/.275/.324 batting line in his first 10 big league games.
Jun 24 - 3:36 PM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Lindor had an RBI single off Cubs starter Jake Arrieta in the fifth inning, his first major league RBI. He added his first MLB steal later in the inning. Lindor has some speed but doesn't possess the first-class bat that some of his recently promoted peers do. Still, he'll be an exciting player to watch for his defense alone for years to come.
Jun 16 - 11:46 PM

Francisco Lindor is at shortstop and batting second in his first major league start on Monday.

Lindor came off the bench Sunday since he was tardy to the ballpark, although he delivered a single in one of his at-bats late in the game. It would certainly give the young shortstop a better shot at having fantasy value if he remains in the No. 2 spot in the lineup.
Jun 15 - 4:54 PM

Francisco Lindor had a hit and a strikeout in his major league debut Sunday against the Tigers.

Lindor was held out of the starting lineup because he was a little late arriving to Comerica Park in Detroit due to travel delays. He entered as a late substitution for Mike Aviles and singled off Tigers closer Joakim Soria in the top of the ninth inning. Lindor got on base at a decent clip in the minors and he has good speed, giving the 21-year-old shortstop prospect immediate relevance at the shallowest fantasy position.
Jun 15 - 9:12 AM

Francisco Lindor is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

Lindor was late in getting to the ballpark and it appears manager Terry Francona wants him to catch his breath before throwing him into action. Mike Aviles is handling shortstop Sunday.
Jun 14 - 10:55 AM

Indians purchased the contract of SS Francisco Lindor from Triple-A Columbus.

The Indians couldn't wait any longer. Lindor has been spectacular of late, hitting .389. over his last eight games with Triple-A Columbus. He'll join Cleveland Sunday for their series finale against the Tigers. The 21-year-old will immediately assume the starting shortstop role upon his arrival. He projects as an average hitter with great glove work.
Jun 13 - 9:41 PM

Indians GM Chris Antonetti said Monday that Francisco Lindor has been considered for a promotion but is dealing with minor hand and core injuries.

Which could suggest that the 21-year-old shortstop prospect will be brought up as soon as he gets back to 100 percent health. Cleveland demoted Jose Ramirez to the minors on Sunday evening and will roll with Mike Aviles as the primary shortstop for now. Lindor is a .277/.353/.383 career hitter in the minors, but he's terrific defensively and his OBP and ability to steal bases would give him some immediate mixed league fantasy value.
Jun 8 - 11:46 AM

Indians prospect SS Francisco Lindor went 4-for-6 with a home run and three runs scored on Monday in a double header for Triple-A Columbus.

Lindor’s three hits in the first game included his second home run of the season, but it was just his first multi-hit game since May 17. Suffice it to say the 21-year-old hasn’t thrived this season in Triple-A as the Indians surely hoped, as he’s batting .262/.340/.374 with 14 extra-base hits and a 57.1% success rate on the base paths (8-for-14). However, Lindor’s slow start in the minors this minors shouldn’t prevent him from reaching the major leagues in the coming months.
Jun 2 - 2:52 PM

Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor stretched his hitting streak to 10 games Sunday with a three-hit performance for Triple-A Columbus.

He's hit .378 during the streak, raising his average from .235 to .280. This is Lindor's longest hitting streak since July 2012. The 21-year-old doesn't have power (one homer in 143 at-bats) but his contact rate is impressive and he's done a nice job on the basepaths (seven steals). Lindor is almost certain to make his big league debut this season.
Source: MILB.com
May 18 - 3:47 PM

Indians prospect Francisco Lindor finished Sunday's doubleheader with four hits for Triple-A Columbus.

Lindor has raised his average from .191 to .302 during his four-game hitting streak. The 21-year-old has always been a defensive wizard but it's taken a while for his bat to catch up. Lindor's long-awaited big league debut could be coming shortly, especially if he continues to feast on Triple-A pitching.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 27 - 3:00 PM

Indians prospect SS Francisco Lindor enjoyed his best game of the season Thursday, going 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, three RBI and a stolen base for Triple-A Columbus.

Lindor, 21, has gotten off to a rough start back in the International League, batting just .212/.293/.365 through 14 games, but he’s begun to heat up as of late with an .845 OPS and four extra-base hits in the last six games. The Indians don’t appear to be in a hurry to promote the defensively gifted Lindor, though it’d be surprising if he weren’t the Tribe’s starting shortstop by the end of June.
Apr 24 - 2:28 PM

Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor blasted his first homer Saturday for Triple-A Columbus.

It was a solo shot to left field. Lindor hasn't shown us much with the bat, hitting only .212 in his first 33 at-bats. Power is never going to be his strong suit but if Lindor can get that average up, he should get called up to the big leagues.
Apr 19 - 5:46 PM

Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with his first spring home run in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Padres.

Lindor went yard in the third inning against Ian Kennedy, putting the Indians up 2-1 at the time. The 21-year-old impressed last season between Double-A and Triple-A and should begin the season at Triple-A. However, Lindor could take over at shortstop in May or June with a strong start. Once he's in the majors, he'll provide a lot of fantasy value in all formats if he can hit for average.
Mar 15 - 6:54 PM

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians plan to have shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor begin next season at Triple-A Columbus.

It's not surprising after they failed to promote Lindor in September when rosters expanded. Pluto writes that the Indians "believe (Lindor) can use more time" in the minors, and there's also the matter of holding back the start of his arbitration clock. It's possible Lindor can change the team's mind with a strong spring training, but the smart money is on Jose Ramirez starting at short until the Super Two deadline passes in late May/early June, at which point Lindor should take over.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Mike Aviles
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Hagadone
5Zach McAllister
6Ryan Webb
7Josh Tomlin
8Jeff Manship