Lindor
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.291
HR
29
RBI
75
R
102
SB
19
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 the same strikeout rate (12.9 percent K%) and walk rate (8.3 percent BB%)... read more
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 the same strikeout rate (12.9 percent K%) and walk rate (8.3 percent BB%) that he had in 2016. The difference came from an increased ability to barrel up pitches, which Lindor did in 7.2 percent of his batted-ball events (4.1 percent in 2016). Somewhat surprisingly, Lindor's HR/FB rate wasn't through the roof (14.0 percent), he simply hit the ball in the air more often, improving his flyball rate from 28.4 percent to 42.4 percent last season. The flyball increase led to the drop in batting average, but the altered approach is a net positive for the Cleveland offense and to fantasy owners. Lindor was effective again as a basestealer, going 15-for-18 despite the increased power and a slight drop in OBP. The new level looks sustainable, making Lindor a top-25 fantasy player and potential MVP candidate.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: B    Throws: R    HT: 5'11"    WT: 190 lbs.    DOB: 11/14/1993    College: None    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2011Show Contract
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Francisco Lindor Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in March of 2018.
Drive in three vs. Twins
SSCleveland Indians
August 9, 2018
Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Thursday's 5-4 win over Minnesota.
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
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Francisco Lindor Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    4
  • H:
    1
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    0
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    2
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .250
  • OBP:
    .250
  • SLG:
    .250
  • OPS:
    .500
2018 Stat Review for Francisco Lindor
0.70 BB/K
GREAT
10.5 % BB Rate
GREAT
14.9 % K Rate
GOOD
0.922 OPS
ELITE
0.371 OBP
GREAT
0.291 AVG
GOOD
0.298 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
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Catcher
  1. 1. YanY. Gomes (R)
  2. 2. RobertoR. Perez (R)
First Baseman
  1. 1. YonderY. Alonso (L)
  2. X. EdwinE. Encarnacion (R) 10-Day DL
  3. 2. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
  4. 3. YandyY. Diaz (R)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JasonJ. Kipnis (L)
  2. 2. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
  3. 3. JoseJ. Ramirez (S)
Third Baseman
  1. 1. JoseJ. Ramirez (S)
  2. X. LonnieL. Chisenhall (L) 60-Day DL
  3. 2. YandyY. Diaz (R)
  4. 3. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
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  1. Francisco Lindor 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Francisco Lindor 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Francisco Lindor 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Francisco Lindor 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Francisco Lindor 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Francisco Lindor 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Francisco Lindor 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Drive in three vs. Twins
SSCleveland Indians
August 9, 2018
Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Thursday's 5-4 win over Minnesota.
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Plays hero with walkoff homer against Twins
SSCleveland Indians
August 8, 2018
Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double, a three-run home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Twins.
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Goes yard twice against Tigers
SSCleveland Indians
July 27, 2018
Lindor went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Friday's 8-3 win over the Tigers.
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Drives in seven Monday
SSCleveland Indians
July 3, 2018
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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Has monster day against A's
SSCleveland Indians
July 1, 2018
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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