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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 hit a two-run home run as the Indians took down the Twins on Wednesday.
The shortstop pushed the Indians' lead to 7-0 with a two-run blast in the fourth inning. Lindor finished 2-for-4 on the evening. He's stormed his way into AL Rookie of the Year consideration, batting .323/.360/.496 with 12 home runs, 51 RBI, 50 runs scored, and nine stolen bases. Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:58:00 PM

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Francisco Lindor accounted for both of the Indians' runs in Monday's loss to the Twins.

Lindor carved into a 3-0 deficit with a solo home run in the first inning, then tacked on another run with a ground out in the sixth to make it 4-2. The rookie has been thoroughly impressive over three and a half months, batting .319/.356/.488 with 11 home runs, 49 RBI, and 48 runs scored.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 10:26:00 PM

Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's win over the White Sox.

Lindor teed off on a Chris Sale offering for a solo homer in the seventh inning. The bomb was his 10th of the season and pushed his RBI total to 42. He's working on a seven-game hitting streak, with homers in two of his last three games. The 21-year-old rookie maintains a strong .319/.358/.485 triple-slash over 332 at-bats.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 11:28:00 PM

Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI as the Indians beat the Royals on Wednesday.

Lindor hit a solo home run in the first inning, hit a two-run single in the second, and tacked on an RBI single in the fourth. The rookie keeps chugging along, now batting .317/.357/.478 with nine home runs, 41 RBI, 41 runs scored, and eight stolen bases in 362 plate appearances.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:34:00 PM

Francisco Lindor had two hits and two RBI in four at-bats as the Indians took down the Tigers 7-2 in game one of Sunday's double-header.

Lindor brought in two runs to break a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning with a single to center field against Justin Verlander. The rookie has been reliable batting mostly second in the Indians' lineup, carrying a .308/.347/.458 triple-slash line with eight home runs, 36 RBI, and 38 runs scored.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:40:00 PM

Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 with a triple and a solo home run as the Indians took down the White Sox on Wednesday.

Lindor tripled and scored in the first inning, then drilled a solo home run in the fifth inning to push the Indians' lead to 4-1. He's putting the finishing touches on a very impressive rookie campaign, batting .309/.347/.458 with eight home runs, 34 RBI, and 37 runs scored in 337 plate appearances.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 11:14:00 PM

Francisco Lindor is out of the Indians' starting lineup Tuesday night against the White Sox.

It's just a routine day of rest for the rookie shortstop. Mike Aviles is at short and batting second.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 05:03:00 PM

Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a two-run triple as the Indians defeated the Tigers on Sunday.

Lindor broke a scoreless tie, plating a pair of runs in the sixth inning with a triple off of Justin Verlander. He'd scamper home on a Carlos Santana single for the Indians' third run. The young shortstop is humming along nicely, batting .306/.345/.440 with seven home runs, 33 RBI, and seven stolen bases in 327 plate appearances since making his major league debut in mid-June.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Francisco Lindor singled twice, walked twice, and stole three bases in five plate appearances in Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

Despite the effort, Lindor scored only once -- in the second inning after he singled and stole second base. Though the rookie got off to a slow start, he's headed up in the second half, batting .368 (56-for-152) with five stolen bases. Overall, Lindor owns a .310/.349/.435 batting line with 30 RBI and 30 runs scored.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:12:00 PM

Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Lindor had an RBI single in the second inning before knocking a two-run double in the fifth. The three-hit game was his third in his last four games as the 21-year-old continues to get acclimated at the major league level. Lindor is now batting .306/.341/.433 through 63 games.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 11:02:00 PM

Francisco Lindor finished 3-for-5 with a home run in the Indians' 4-3 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Lindor singled in the second, singled again in the sixth, and then went deep of Dellin Betances in the top of the eighth. It was only the third home run that Betances has allowed this season. Lindor is begging to show signs of rapid development, now with a .298/.332/.424 batting line, seven home runs, 27 RBI, and 28 home runs in his first 61 major league games.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 05:06:00 PM

Francisco Lindor had a nice day at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Yankees, going 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run.

Lindor also scored both of the Tribe's runs on the afternoon. He got the scoring started in the first inning, launching a Luis Severino offering deep into the right field seats. The 21-year-old has been tremendous thus far in his brief major league career, slashing .292/.327/.408 with six homers and 26 RBI.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

Lindor and the offense were almost completely stymied by Twins starter Tyler Duffey. The 21-year-old shortstop was the only Indian to manage an extra-base hit with Duffey on the mound. He's been swinging a hot bat of late, with multi-hit efforts in seven of his last 10 games. On the whole, he's hitting .296/.329/.408 with five homers and 24 RBI over 213 at-bats. For comparison's sake, he was slashing just .223/.257/.311 heading into the All-Star Break. Like we said, hot bat.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 10:19:00 PM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the A's.

The rookie shortstop had a three-run homer and four RBI in his last game, Wednesday against the Royals. His fireworks weren't as bright tonight, but this was another promising showing by Lindor, who is really heating up. He's hit safely in 15 of his last 18 games to raise his average from .205 to .264. During that stretch, he's gone 25-for-76 (.329) with 11 runs, 13 RBI, four homers and a .358 OBP.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:44:00 AM

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

Lindor singled in his first at-bat, hit a sacrifice fly in his second and capped off his day with a three-run homer in the sixth. The shortstop has really turned it up a notch of late, hitting .324 with four homers and 12 RBI over his last 16 games. It was an offensive explosion for the Tribe, as they pounded out 18 hits -- including four home runs -- and 12 runs.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 03:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Anthony Recker
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2James Ramsey
CF1Abraham Almonte
2Rajai Davis
3Shane Robinson
4Robbie Grossman
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Collin Cowgill
3Tyler Naquin
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Josh Tomlin
6Cody Anderson
7T.J. House
8Ross Detwiler
9Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Kyle Crockett
7Joe Thatcher
8Shawn Armstrong
9Giovanni Soto
10Dan Otero
11Joba Chamberlain
12Felipe Paulino
13Tom Gorzelanny
14Craig Stammen