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Francisco Lindor | Shortstop

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (20) / 11/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor went 2-for-3 with two home runs and a walk for Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.
Lindor has gone 6-for-18 with a double, two home runs, and three walks during his first five games in the Triple-A International League. His timetable is muddled by Asdrubal Cabrera, as many teams would have Lindor in the major leagues right now to take advantage of his defense. Lindor could be promoted immediately if Cabrera is traded, but otherwise he is likely to make his major league debut in early 2015. Jul 27 - 10:53 AM

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Indians prospect SS Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and run scored on Tuesday in his debut with Triple-A Columbus.

He also struck out twice in the game. Lindor, 20, was promoted to Triple-A after batting .278/.352/.389 with 51 runs scored, 22 extra-base hits, 25 stolen bases and a 61-40 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 88 games at Double-A Akron. The slick-fielding shortstop should receive his first taste of the major leagues later this season before taking over for free-agent-to-be Asdrubal Cabrera at the position in 2015.
Jul 23 - 2:33 PM

The Indians have promoted shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor to Triple-A Columbus.

Lindor won't turn 21 until November, but he earned the promotion by batting .281/.356/.393 with six homers, 48 RBI and 25 steals while playing excellent defense at Double-A Akron. The top prospect should get a shot with the big club in September and could open next season as the Opening Day shortstop.
Jul 21 - 10:45 PM

Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor will miss the next 7-10 days at Double-A Akron after sustaining a non-displaced nasal fracture on Wednesday.

The injury occurred when a ball took a bad hop before smacking Lindor in the face. Thankfully, he avoided a serious injury. The Tribe's top prospect, Lindor is batting .283/.362/.409 with six homers, 43 RBI and 19 stolen bases at Akron this season. The 20-year-old could push for a late-season promotion.
Jun 26 - 4:59 PM

Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a home run on Monday for Double-A Akron.

Lindor has collected exactly six extra base hits, which has included two home runs, in each month. With approximately one week left in June, he has a chance to break out of his consistent production in a big way. He has hit .281/.360/.403 for the season.
Jun 24 - 8:41 AM

Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor went 3-for-6 with three runs for Double-A Akron on Tuesday.

Lindor is hitting .280/.366/.377 with seven doubles, three triples, and four home runs this season. His power has yet to burst out, but he has hit for a solid average, shown a good understanding of the strike zone, and played great defense. If the Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera, he would likely get called up to the major leagues. Otherwise, he is in line to be the Indians' starting shortstop in 2015.
Jun 18 - 8:07 AM

Indians prospect SS Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 with a grand slam on Thursday for Double-A Akron.

Lindor has shown improved power in the early going this season, as he's now batting .298/.368/.463 with two doubles, three triples and four home runs in 31 games. He also has nine steals (in 12 attempts), 23 RBI and a 22/13 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The 20-year-old defensive wizard has swung a hot bat in May, hitting safely in seven of eight contests to begin the month to go along with a .344 batting average. With Asdrubal Cabrera set to become a free agent after the season, the Indians could turn to Lindor earlier than expected this summer so long as he stays healthy and continues to produce at the plate.
May 9 - 11:12 AM

Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a triple and a home run on Friday night for Double-A Akron.

Lindor started slowly, and was hitting .234/.310/.375 after the game on April 21. Since then, he has hit a scorching .414/.455/.690 in the intervening eight games to put up a season line of .290/.356/.473 with two doubles, three triples, and three home runs. It's easy to forget that Lindor is the youngest player in the Eastern League by nearly five months, so the fact that he's putting up an OPS over 800 is very impressive. Asdrubal Cabrera, who is hitting .221/.302/.327 for the season, is a free agent after this season and Lindor is squarely in line to take over. He could be up this summer to give him some time to acclimate to major league pitching and life.
May 3 - 11:30 AM

Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor picked up three hits on Friday, raising his line to .263/.333/.421 for the season.

In comparison to every other stop in the minor leagues, Lindor has struggled offensively during his time with Double-A Akron. It is important to remember that Lindor is 20 years old, and he is slugging a career high .421 while playing his consistently elite defense. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .220/.292/.390 for Cleveland, which could open the door for Lindor's promotion.
Apr 19 - 9:06 AM

Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor is off to a quick start for Double-A Akron, hitting .308/.333/.462 through six games.

Lindor already has a home run, which may show development in his power after hitting just two in 2013. He has struck out six times, which is surprising given his 2013 line (46 strikeouts in 464 plate appearances, including just seven strikeouts in 91 plate appearances in Double-A). Lindor could reach Cleveland in 2014.
Apr 10 - 10:11 AM

Indians reassigned SS Francisco Lindor to minor league camp.

"He still has a good chance to reach majors this year," tweeted FOX Sports' Jon Morosi. Baseball Prospectus calls the 20-year-old the No. 6 prospect in all the land. Between High- and Double-A last year he slashed .303/.380/.407 over 464 at-bats.
Mar 12 - 11:39 AM

Francisco Lindor blasted a three-run homer on Sunday, powering the Indians to a 6-3 victory over the Mariners in Cactus League action.

In his only plate appearance of the game, the Tribe's top prospect deposited a Logan Bawcom offering over the wall in right field to break a 3-3 tie and give the Indians a lead they wouldn't relinquish. While he's destined to begin the season in the minor leagues, expect to see Lindor in Cleveland before the regular season closes.
Mar 2 - 9:59 PM

Indians prospect Francisco Lindor has been shut down for the season with a lingering back injury.

The Indians are confident that the injury will heal with rest. Lindor, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, hit .303/.380/.407 with 25 stolen bases in 104 games this season between High-A Carolina and Double-A Akron. He could reach the majors in mid-to-late 2014.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Francisco Lindor has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Double-A Akron due to a lower back strain.

The move is retroactive to August 15. Lindor is batting .289/.407/.395 in 21 games since being promoted to the Double-A level.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Indians top prospect SS Francisco Lindor is batting .441/.578/.647 with four extra-base hits, five stolen bases and 1/10 K/BB in 10 games since a mid-season promotion to Double-A Akron.

Widely regarded as the best defensive shortstop in the minor leagues, the 19-year-old switch-hitter has been equally impressive at the plate this season, batting .319/.396/.432 with 30 extra-base hits, 25 stolen bases and more walks (45) than strikeouts (40) in 93 games between High-A Carolina and Akron. Considering that he's already on the fast track to the major leagues, Lindor will likely debut at some point during the 2014 season.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 02:31:00 PM

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