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Francisco Lindor

24-Year-Old Shortstop – Cleveland Indians

2018 Stats

AVG

.291

HR

25

RBI

62

R

85

SB

13

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lindor hit more homers last season (33) than he did in his first two seasons combined (27), but impressively, he did that without selling out at the plate to add pop as he accomplished that feat with ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 11/14/1993   BORN: Caguas, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Francisco Lindor Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in March of 2018.

July 3, 2018  –  Francisco Lindor News

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Lindor went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs, a career-high seven RBI and three runs in Monday's 9-3 win over the Royals.

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Francisco Lindor Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 17 A MAH 5 20 19 4 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 .316 .350 .316 .666
2012 18 A LAK 122 567 490 83 126 33 24 3 6 42 27 12 61 78 4 1 11 .257 .352 .355 .707
2013 19 A CAR 83 373 327 51 100 26 19 6 1 27 20 5 35 39 6 3 2 .306 .373 .410 .783
2013 19 AA AKR 21 91 76 14 22 5 3 1 1 7 5 2 14 7 0 0 1 .289 .407 .395 .802
2014 20 AA AKR 88 387 342 51 95 22 12 4 6 48 25 9 40 61 1 3 1 .278 .352 .389 .741
2014 20 AAA COL 38 180 165 24 45 9 4 0 5 14 3 7 9 36 4 2 0 .273 .307 .388 .695
2015 21 AAA COL 59 262 229 26 65 18 11 5 2 22 9 7 25 38 5 3 0 .284 .350 .402 .752
2015 21 MAJ CLE 99 438 390 50 122 38 22 4 12 51 12 2 27 69 13 7 1 .313 .353 .482 .835
2016 22 MAJ CLE 158 684 604 99 182 48 30 3 15 78 19 5 57 88 3 15 5 .301 .358 .435 .793
2017 23 MAJ CLE 159 723 651 99 178 81 44 4 33 89 15 3 60 93 5 3 4 .273 .337 .505 .842
2018 24 MAJ CLE 94 442 388 85 113 55 30 0 25 62 13 3 43 74 3 3 5 .291 .367 .562 .929
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3-Year Averages     138 614 548 82 160 55 32 3 20 72 15 3 48 83 7 8 3 .292 .348 .471 .818
Career  (View All)     510 2,287 2,033 333 595 222 126 11 85 280 59 13 187 324 24 28 15 .293 .352 .491 .843

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Francisco Lindor Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 15 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .367 .562 .929
Jul. 14 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .370 .568 .938
Jul. 13 NYY 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .297 .374 .574 .948
Jul. 12 NYY 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .371 .573 .944
Jul. 11 Cin 5 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .370 .571 .941
Jul. 10 Cin 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .370 .568 .938
Jul. 9 Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .298 .372 .565 .937
Jul. 8 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .374 .565 .939
Jul. 7 Oak 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .301 .378 .572 .950
Jul. 6 Oak 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300 .378 .574 .952
Jul. 4 @KC 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .297 .374 .573 .947
Jul. 3 @KC 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .376 .580 .956
Jul. 2 @KC 4 3 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .373 .581 .954
Jul. 1 @Oak 4 4 3 2 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .372 .564 .936
Jun. 30 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .365 .547 .912
Jun. 29 @Oak 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .291 .366 .541 .907
Jun. 27 @StL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .364 .539 .903
Jun. 26 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .292 .367 .545 .912
Jun. 25 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .368 .549 .917
Jun. 24 Det 5 3 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .372 .556 .928
Jun. 23 Det 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .369 .542 .911
Jun. 22 Det 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .367 .533 .900
Jun. 20 CWS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .288 .366 .525 .891
Jun. 19 CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .362 .529 .891
Jun. 18 CWS 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .287 .361 .529 .890
Jun. 17 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .360 .533 .893
Jun. 16 Min 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .361 .538 .899
Jun. 15 Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .290 .361 .530 .891
Jun. 14 @CWS 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .295 .367 .540 .907
Jun. 13 @CWS 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .366 .531 .897
Last 7 Games 29 6 6 3 0 2 6 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 .207 .273 .517 .790
Last 14 Games 57 19 17 5 0 5 16 8 7 3 0 0 2 1 .298 .373 .649 1.022
Last 30 Games 120 36 35 7 0 11 27 15 18 5 1 1 2 4 .292 .370 .625 .995

Francisco Lindor: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 93 1
2017 158 1
2016 155 1
2015 98 1

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Francisco Lindor Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018109235152.376.5961.031
20172233311226.305.529.891
2016202245274.292.416.748

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201827962204711.258.548.889
20174286622679.257.493.817
201640275105115.306.445.816

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20182005014366.310.600.986
20173095716478.294.547.921
2016302596479.344.493.894

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181883511267.271.521.867
20173424217427.254.468.769
20163024093110.258.377.692
Francisco Lindor vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Francisco Lindor Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 17 A MAH 20 19 5% 25% 0.20 74% .429 .000
2012 18 A LAK 567 490 10.8% 13.8% 0.78 84% .295 .098
2013 19 A CAR 373 327 9.4% 10.5% 0.90 88% .341 .104
2013 19 AA AKR 91 76 15.4% 7.7% 2.00 91% .309 .106
2014 20 AA AKR 387 342 10.3% 15.8% 0.66 82% .320 .111
2014 20 AAA COL 180 165 5% 20% 0.25 78% .317 .115
2015 21 AAA COL 262 229 9.5% 14.5% 0.66 83% .328 .118
2015 21 MAJ CLE 438 390 6.2% 15.8% 0.39 82% .348 .169
2016 22 MAJ CLE 684 604 8.3% 12.9% 0.65 85% .324 .134
2017 23 MAJ CLE 723 651 8.3% 12.9% 0.65 86% .275 .232
2018 24 MAJ CLE 442 388 9.7% 16.7% 0.58 81% .301 .271
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3-Year Averages     614 548 7.8% 13.5% 0.58 85% .309 .179
Career     2,287 2,033 8.2% 14.2% 0.58 84% .309 .198

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Francisco Lindor Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
SS 2017 1377 5 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2018 832 9 8 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Francisco Lindor    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.58 BB/K
GOOD
9.7% BB Rate
GOOD
16.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.929 OPS
ELITE
.367 OBP
GREAT
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.291 AVG
GOOD
.301 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.562 SLG
ELITE
.271 ISO
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Francisco Lindor: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lindor went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, four runs and two RBI in Cleveland's 15-3 romp over Oakland on Sunday.

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Lindor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the A's.

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Lindor went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, three runs and two RBI in Sunday's game against the Tigers.

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Lindor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Saturday against the Tigers.

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Lindor went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 9-3 loss to the Twins.

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Lindor went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a stolen base and two runs scored in Thursday's 5-2 win against the White Sox.

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Lindor will start at shortstop and bat cleanup Sunday against the Tigers, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Lindor went 4-for-5 with two home runs, two doubles, four RBI and three runs to help the Indians to a 9-8 victory over the Twins on Thursday.

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Lindor will take a seat for Wednesday's series finale against the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Lindor went 4-for-4 with two home runs, two doubles, four runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Royals.

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Lindor went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo homer Saturday against the Yankees.

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Lindor went 2-for-6 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday against the Jays.

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Lindor went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI as the Indians topped the Rangers 7-5 on Monday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The 23-year-old has quickly emerged as one of the best hitting shortstops in the game. He has utilized a steady contact-heavy approach to work counts and post a .306/.356/.454 career slash line in 1,122 plate appearances. As evidenced by his low strikeout rate (career 14.0 percent), Lindor seemingly understands that his game is more slash and dash right now than power, but he can still turn on a pitch and yank it out of the yard when a pitcher misses his spot (27 career long balls). In addition to the double-digit home-run pop, Lindor has shown an aptitude for stealing bases, going 31-for-38 over his first two seasons and reaping the benefits of manager Terry Francona's aggressive approach on the basepaths. Throw in the fact that he is split neutral and will continue to hit high in the lineup as he continues to fill out physically, and the sky is truly the limit for Lindor. He may add another level of power to come along to accentuate the high average, good speed, and run production, though it might not happen in 2017. Still, his floor already is lofty enough to put him within the top 50 fantasy picks.

2016

Lindor's glovework helped solidify a shaky left side of the infield upon his callup to the big leagues in early June, but that was never in question. It was his ability to handle himself at the plate as a 21-year old that made him a viable Rookie of the Year candidate and a fantasy surprise in the second half of the season. Lindor had held his own in parts of two seasons at Triple-A Columbus, slashing .284/.350/.402 while sporting a nice BB:K ratio (25:38) in 59 games in 2015, but he took it to the next level once arriving in Cleveland. He posted a remarkable .835 OPS with 22 doubles, four triples and 12 homers in just 99 games for the Tribe and got better as the season wore on. His batting average was aided by a .348 BABIP, and that number might actually be somewhat sustainable given his speed and tendency to hit the ball on the ground (50.8% GB%), but that approach does not bode well for adding more power in 2016.

2015

Cleveland chose to keep Lindor in the minor leagues for the entire 2014 season, despite a trade deadline deal that shipped Asdrubal Cabrera out of town. The move made sense, even if it may have disappointed baseball fans who have been waiting three-plus years to see the slick-fielding shortstop. Lindor has just 180 plate appearances at Triple-A under his belt, and his .273/.307/.388 slash line may look underwhelming. However, the “better in reality than fantasy” label that seems to stick to Lindor because of his elite defense does not do him justice. He hit 11 home runs with 28 steals in 126 games between Double-A and Triple-A, and he will debut in the big leagues this season as a 21-year-old. There is plenty of projection left in his bat, and his plus hit tool and speed combination should place him at the top of a big league lineup. He projects as an above-average offensive shortstop in his prime.

2014

Lindor had another fine season splitting time between High-A Carolina (.306/.373/.410 with 20 steals in 83 games) and Double-A Akron (.289/.407/.395 with five steals in 21 games) before having his season cut short with a back injury. His glove makes him a fantastic prospect and he's certainly got plenty of time to add some pop to his bat, but it remains to be seen how much of a fantasy impact he will have, at least in that facet of his game. A lot of his value figures to hinge on his speed and power upside. Lindor offers good, albeit not great, speed and instincts on the basepaths and his power might eventually develop, but it's possible that he will peak as a 10-homer, 20-steal player with excellent defense at a premium position, offering a bit more to the Tribe in real-life value than to fantasy owners with his rotisserie contributions.

2013

Lindor is easily the best prospect in the Indians organization and one of the top prospects in baseball, though much of his value comes from his work with the glove. He held his own at Low-A Lake County despite being just 18 years old. He's got a mature approach at the plate which might enable him to add some power to his game as he physically matures, but his bat may never be anything overly special. His ceiling may very well be that of a 10-homer, 15-steal guy at shortstop. Expect some growing pains at High-A Kinston this season.

2012

The Indians selected Lindor with the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft, and he was limited to just five games in the New York-Penn League as a 17-year-old last summer. Despite his age, Lindor already ranks as the top prospect in Cleveland's system. The switch-hitting shortstop should be a steady contact hitter and eventually develop some pop, while his plus-arm should lead him to become an above-average defensive player down the road.