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Francisco Lindor | Shortstop | #12

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (22) / 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 is absent from the Indians' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Athletics.
It appears to be a routine day of rest for the 22-year-old star shortstop. Michael Martinez will fill in at short and bat ninth for the Indians in their series finale against Oakland righty Kendall Graveman. Aug 24 - 1:49 PM

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Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

Lindor cranked a two-run shot off Gio Gonzalez in the third inning. That one drew the Indians to within 4-3. They would tie it up later in the frame courtesy of an RBI double by Jose Ramirez, but the Nationals returned the volley when they retook the lead (this time for good) in the fifth inning. For his part, Lindor is slashing .305/.354/.453 with 14 homers, 57 RBI and 14 steals over 430 at-bats. The promising youngster won't turn 23 until November.
Aug 10 - 9:38 PM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Thursday against the Twins.

As high as we were on Lindor going into the year, we still weren't sure he was going to be able to match his power production from his rookie season. Here he is, though, with 13 homers in 408 at-bats after hitting 12 in 390 at-bats last year. His slugging percentage is still a bit worse, in part because he has just one triple this year after hitting four as a rookie, but he's largely met expectations.
Aug 4 - 4:14 PM

Francisco Lindor finished 3-for-5 including a game-winning, walk-off single as the Indians came back to beat the Nationals 7-6 on Tuesday.

With the bases loaded and one out, Lindor hit an Oliver Perez pitch just past a drawn-in infield to give the Indians the victory. It capped a good night at the dish for the 22-year-old, who now has multiple hits in four of his last six games. Lindor has been one of the most productive all-around hitters in the league to this point, batting .307/.362/.460 with 12 homers, 50 RBI, 68 runs scored and 13 steals.
Jul 26 - 11:25 PM

Francisco Lindor stroked two singles in four at-bats and scored a run on Saturday.

He is batting .304 with 12 homers, 68 runs, 49 RBI and 13 steals. Lindor has hit better in the majors than he ever did in the minors. He has been a very productive fantasy shortstop the last two seasons and is still only 22 years old.
Jul 23 - 11:35 PM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored Tuesday against the Royals.

Lindor has been one of the AL's steadiest hitters this year, coming in at .293 in April, .316 in May, .301 in June and .293 so far in July. It's just too bad he's slowed down on the basepaths; he's 0-for-1 stealing bases in July. He had 10 steals the first two months and just three since.
Jul 19 - 11:33 PM

Francisco Lindor went 3-for-6 with two runs scored in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

Lindor doubled among his three hits, his fourth double in his last five games. The 22-year-old shortstop has been terrific in the season's first half, batting .303/.360/.456 with 10 homers, 44 RBI, 59 runs scored and 13 steals. It will be fun to see what the second half has in store for the first-time All-Star.
Jul 9 - 11:43 PM

Francisco Lindor is not in the Indians starting lineup on Saturday.

Lindor played all 19 innings in Friday's marathon win over the Blue Jays, so he'll get a well-deserved breather on Saturday. Jose Ramirez will start in his place and bat third for the Indians against Marco Estrada and the Blue Jays.
Jul 2 - 11:14 AM

Francisco Lindor hit two home runs in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Lindor hit a solo shot off Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez in the first inning before launching another solo dinger in the eighth. It was the first multi-homer game of the 22-year-old's young career. Lindor now has 10 home runs, 39 RBI, 47 runs scored and 12 steals this year to go with a robust .306/.365/.471 line.
Jun 25 - 7:18 PM

Francisco Lindor filled up the stat sheet on Monday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, stolen base and two runs scored against the Rays.

The three-hit game was the fourth such performance in the last eight games for the 22-year-old talent. He's now got eight home runs and 12 stolen bases in 68 games. Lindor is batting .314/.375/.466 overall.
Jun 20 - 10:33 PM

Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base Saturday against the White Sox.

Ho-hum, just another day in the life of a 22-year-old phenom. Lindor now has 11 steals in 14 tries, good for seventh-most among American League base-stealers. The shortstop is hitting .311/.369/.451 in his first full season in the bigs.
Jun 18 - 11:55 PM

Francisco Lindor finished 3-for-5 with three RBI in the Indians' 8-3 defeat of the Angels on Sunday.

Lindor opened the game's scoring in the top of the first inning with a solo home run against Angels starter David Huff. He then punched a two-run single to right field off Huff in the top of the second, driving the right-hander from the game. Lindor is rocking a cool .304/.360/.450 batting line with seven home runs and 33 RBI in 61 games this season for the AL Central-leading Indians.
Jun 12 - 7:28 PM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and three total RBI in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Lindor lofted a sacrifice fly in the first inning, launched a solo home run in the fifth and finished off his RBI-filled afternoon with a run-scoring single in the seventh. The 22-year-old shortstop boasts a .313/.367/.456 triple-slash and has cracked six homers and driven in 29 runs across 217 at-bats. He has also swiped 10 bases in 11 attempts.
Jun 5 - 7:00 PM

Francisco Lindor smashed two doubles and a home run against the Royals on Saturday night.

Mike Napoli and Tyler Naquin also homered for the Indians. Lindor's 348-foot shot was his fifth of the campaign. He chipped in two RBI and scored a run. Lindor is quietly having an excellent season for the Indians. His .308/.364/.439 slash line combined with his 36 runs, 24 RBI and 10 stolen bases place him comfortably inside the top 10 shortstops in fantasy baseball.
Jun 4 - 11:54 PM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple and two runs, including the game-winning run, as the Indians came back to beat the Royals 5-4 on Thursday.

Down a run with a runner on third base in the bottom of the ninth, Lindor swatted a game-tying triple -- his first triple of the season -- off Royals reliever Joakim Soria. He then raced home as the winning run on a Mike Napoli sacrifice fly. Lindor has scored 35 times this season while batting .301/.360/.413 in his first full season in the majors.
Jun 2 - 11:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
3Tyler Naquin
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero