Francisco Lindor

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Francisco Lindor
Cleveland Indians
Shortstop
Born: (1993-11-14) November 14, 1993 (age 20)
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Francisco M. Lindor (born November 14, 1993) is a minor league baseball shortstop in the Cleveland Indians organization.

Career[edit]

Lindor attended Montverde High School in Montverde, Florida. He was named to the USA Today All-USA high school baseball team. The Indians drafted Lindor in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft. In September 2011, Lindor was drafted by the Indios de Mayagüez in the second round of the Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente's (LBPRC) first year draft.[1] However, he has been unable to play there due to Cleveland's intervention.

He was rated the 32nd best prospect in baseball before the 2012 season by MLB.com.[2] He was named to appear in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.[3]

Prior to the 2013 season, Baseball America ranked him as the Indians top prospect.[4]

Lindor started the 2013 season with the class A+ Carolina Mudcats. He was promoted to the Double-A Akron Aeros on July 15, 2013.[5]

On May 7, 2014, the Indios de Mayagüez traded Lindor's LBPRC player rights to the Giantes de Carolina in exchange for Carlos Correa.[6] However, only two weeks later the Cangrejeros de Santurce signed him by exploiting a legal loophole declaring that any player that has not been officially contracted within three years after being drafted is considered a free agent.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "2012 Prospect Watch | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Mayo, Jonathan (May 24, 2013). "Prospects pack rosters for 2012 All-Star Futures Game | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Badler, Ben (November 14, 2012). "Prospects: Rankings: Organization Top 10 Prospects: 2013 Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects". BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Francisco Lindor promoted to Akron Aeros". Southlakepress.com. July 19, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]

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