Francisco Lindor

#12 SS / Cleveland Indians / EXP: 1YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 lb Age: 22 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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    • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

      Power not likely to be big part of Francisco Lindor's game

      Francisco Lindor was a big-time prospect for the Indians because he was expected to step into the majors and be an immediate contributor with the glove, and he definitely was that. Lindor helped key a second-half turnaround of the club's infield defense, but what really made him stand out for Fantasy purposes was the unexpected power he provided as a rookie. After hitting just two homers in 59 games at Triple-A in 2015, Lindor quickly found his power stroke in the majors. He slugged a dozen homers in 99 games, falling just one short of his minor-league season-high in 51 fewer games. As a 21-year-old, it's no surprise Lindor is growing into his game and developing more power, but a repeat performance seems unlikely for a number of reasons. First off, he hit the majority of his batted balls on the ground, with a flyball rate of just 28.7 percent. Additionally, he sported one of the lowest hard-hit averages in the majors, with a 25.2 percent mark that ranked 119th out of 141 qualified hitters. Among players with a hard-hit average below 26 percent, Lindor's 13.0 HR/FB ratio leads the way, a sign that he might not be able to sustain that kind of power. Lindor could still be a solid Fantasy option, with 12 homer and 20-steal potential for a full season. Just don't expect him to sustain a 20-homer pace like he did as a rookie.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Another multi-hit effort for Indians SS Francisco Lindor on Saturday

      Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2 or 3 with a double, two RBI, a walk and a run scored in Saturday's 9-5 victory over the Royals. Lindor's outing was his 10th multi-hit effort of a scorching September in which he has now hit .360 and has posted an impressive 16 RBI. He has also reached base safely in 21 of 23 September contests, and has chance to close out his rookie campaign with what will likely be a second consecutive month of .350-plus hitting.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor homers in Friday's win

      Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor slugged his 10th homer as part of a 3 for 5 effort in Friday's win over the White Sox. With Carlos Correa falling back to earth a bit in recent weeks, the surging Lindor could be overtaking him as the frontrunner for AL Rookie of the Year honors. In addition to providing sparkling defense at shortstop, Lindor has been far better than anticipated at the plate, hitting .319 with 42 RBI, 43 runs, and eight stolen bases.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Indians SS Francisco Lindor collects three hits in Wednesday's win

      Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor continued his tear on Wednesday, as he went 3 for 4 with a solo home run and four RBI in a win over the Royals. The young shortstop came into the league as an elite glove, but he's making quite the impact with his bat right now. In 82 games played, Lindor has a .317 average to go along with nine home runs, 41 RBI, and nine steals. That's nearly a 20-20 pace and seeing as how Lindor is just 21-years-old, that seems like a strong possibility in years to come.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Indians SS Francisco Lindor dealing with illness

      Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor was not in Tuesday's lineup due to an illness, reports MLB.com. Lindor began feeling sick Monday.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Indians' Francisco Lindor hits in ninth straight game

      Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 3 for 5 with a double and RBI in Friday's win over Minnesota. The three-hit day extended Lindor's hitting streak to nine straight games. He's hitting .472 over the streak.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Indians SS Francisco Lindor homers, singles in Wednesday win

      Shortstop Francisco Lindor got the Indians off on the right foot Wednesday in Milwaukee. His team promptly stumbled before recovering to win after the promising rookie blasted his third home run, a solo shot in the first inning. Lindor also singled and scored in the third in improving his slash line to .246/.284/.349. Lindor is batting .302 (16-for-53) over his last 11 games.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Indians SS Francisco Lindor goes 3 for 5 in win on Saturday

      Indians rookie shortstop Francisco Lindor posted the first three-hit game of his career in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Reds. Lindor singled twice, doubled and scored two runs, boosting his season average up to .241. Lindor has gotten off to a rather quiet start to his young career, but he has been turning things around lately. Over his last 10 games, Lindor is batting .293 with a home run and three RBI.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Indians SS Francisco Lindor hits second home run of season

      Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2 for 4 with a home run in Wednesday's win over the Astros. Lindor hit a solo home run, his second of the year, in the sixth inning that tied the game 1-1. Lindor is hitting .235 with eight hits, a double, a home run and three RBI over his last eight games.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Indians SS Francisco Lindor rests amid 1-for-15 slump

      Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor received his first day off Wednesday against the Rays since entering the starting lineup June 16. Mike Aviles stepped in at shortstop in place of Lindor, who made his MLB debut on June 14. Lindor is mired in a 1-for-15 slump in his last four games, dropping his average to .211 in 15 games. He has one double, one home run and five RBI.

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