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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
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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

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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

Francisco Lindor busted out a slump by going 2-for-2 with a three-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored in a 7-2 win over the Royals.

Lindor snapped an 0-for-29 hitless streak with a double off Yordano Ventura in a four-run third inning. He celebrated the double and Ventura apparently didn’t like it, as he hit him with a pitch in his next at-bat in the fifth inning. Lindor responded by slugging a three-run homer off Brian Flynn in his next at-bat. Even with the quiet September, the 22-year-old shortstop is batting .303/.359/.436 with 15 homers, 75 RBI, and 19 steals.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 12:25:00 AM

Francisco Lindor is absent from the Indians' lineup Sunday.

It appears that he's just getting a day off. Michael Martinez is filling in at shortstop.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Francisco Lindor is absent from the Indians' lineup on Thursday afternoon against the White Sox.

This looks to be a routine day of rest for the young shortstop. Michael Martinez will start in his place and bat ninth Thursday versus White Sox right-hander James Shields.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Francisco Lindor went 0-for-4 and drove in the Indians' only run with a sacrifice fly in an extra-inning loss to the Twins on Saturday.

He produced the run in the first inning and then his team was shut out for the next 11 frames before losing in the 12th. Lindor couldn't do much at the plate tonight but is batting .320/.365/.456 with 14 home runs, 70 RBI, 91 runs scored and 17 steals on the season. He is still only 22 years old.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 11:01:00 PM

Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 -- all singles -- scored two runs and stole a base versus the Astros on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old is having a highly productive fantasy season. He has a .320 batting average with 14 homers, 66 RBI, 89 runs and 17 stolen bases. He is one of the best among a stellar crop of young shortstops in the majors right now.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 11:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

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