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67 Francisco Lindor SS
Height/Weight: 5-11/175 | Birthdate: 11/14/1993 | Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Cleveland | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 19/0 | Average Draft Position: 245.97
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Francisco Lindor one of a dozen sent down by Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Stud shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor headlined a group of 12 Indians reassigned to minor league camp on Wednesday. Lindor will likely open the season at Double-A Akron, but could be promoted to Triple-A quickly thereafter.

Other notable prospects sent down were outfielders Tyler Naquin and Carlos Moncrief, first baseman Jesus Aguilar, catcher Tony Wolters and pitcher Austin Adams.


Francisco Lindor wants to be in bigs 'as soon as possible'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Promising Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is eager to show his talent at the major league level in the regular season. Asked about his timetable to reach the bigs, he told MLB.com, "as soon as possible."

Lindor, who has yet to play above Double-A Akron, is considered the team's top prospect. But he could start this season in the same place before a promotion to Triple-A Columbus.

He will likely replace Asdrubal Cabrera as the starting shortstop. Cabrera almost certainly will be a free agent after this season and could be traded at the deadline.


Francisco Lindor, Tyler Naquin receive spring invites


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2014) The Indians announced Wednesday they invited six players to spring training as non-roster invites. Among the players receiving invites were shortstop Francisco Lindor, who is considered the team's top prospect by Baseball America, and outfielder Tyler Naquin, who is considered the Indians' fourth-best prospect.

The remaining players receiving invites were catcher Jake Lowery, catcher Roberto Perez, infielder Joey Wendle and catcher Tony Wolters.


Francisco Lindor puts back woes behind him


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/14/2013) MLB.com reports that Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor has recovered from the lower back injury that caused the organization to shut him down in August.

Lindor is expected to undergo his usual offseason training regimen and participate in spring training.


Indians shut down prospect Francisco Lindor


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) The Indians have shut down infield prospect Francisco Lindor for the season due to his lingering back injury, MLB.com reports Tuesday. 

Lindor got a second opinion on the injury and decided this was the best course of action. 

One of the top prospects in the majors, Lindor entered the season at No. 14 by MLB.com. He hit .303 with 25 stolen bases over 104 games between Class A Carolina and Double-A Akron this year. 


Indians taking second look at Francisco Lindor injury


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2013) Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Tuesday that the team will likely get a second opinion on injured top prospect Francisco Lindor, MLB.com reports. Lindor has a back injury. 

The organization is keeping a "long-term focus" in handling Lindor's issue. The GM said there are no indications that Lindor will need surgery. The shortstop just had a recurrence of his symptoms and is getting checked out again.


Francisco Lindor hits minor league DL


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2013) Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has been placed on the seven-day minor-league disabled list with a back strain. 

The injury is retroactive to August 15, so Lindor may only miss a few games. Lindor is hitting .289/.407/.395 in 76 at-bats in Double-A Akron.


Francisco Lindor unlikely to see Triple-A this season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2013) Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor is unlikely to be promoted to Triple-A Columbus this season, MLB.com reports.

"There's not much upside to it unless we thought he could impact our big league club this year," vice president of player development Ross Atkins told MLB.com. "The most likely scenario is that he'd stay at Akron."

Lindor has hit .317/.427/.429 in 63 at-bats with Double-A Akron.


Francisco Lindor gets first Double-A hit


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor went 1 for 3 at Double-A Akron Wednesday.

Lindor had a single and a steal. He made his Double-A debut Tuesday, going hitless in two at-bats.


Francisco Lindor to make Double-A debut Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2013) Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor will likely make his Double-A debut Tuesday.

Lindor made the drive to Akron Monday, but was too exhausted to play in the team's game. Lindor entered the year as one of the club's top prospects. He hit .306/.373/.410 in 327 at-bats at Class A. 


Francisco Lindor promoted to Double-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2013) The Indians have promoted shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor to Double-A Akron, according to The Plain Dealer.

Lindor, the team's No. 1 prospect according to MLB.com, batted .306 in 83 games for Class A Carolina. He is scheduled to make his debut Monday or Tuesday against Erie.

"Francisco's had an outstanding season in Carolina and showed the ability to make adjustments,'' assistant farm director Carter Hawkins said. "We felt it was time for him to accept the next challenge.''


Francisco Lindor makes Futures Game


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor, the team's No. 1 prospect according to MLB.com, was named along with reliever Chen-Chang Lee to the World team for the upcoming Futures Game. 

"Our focus with Francisco is helping him be the best major league player he can be," GM Chris Antonetti said. "We don't want to rush that process. He's continuing to develop exceptionally well in [Class A Advanced] Carolina, and is working through some things there. He's on a great path where he is now. We couldn't be more pleased with his development."

Lindor, 19, is batting .307 with Class A Carolina over 270 at-bats with 15 doubles, 43 runs scored and 18 stolen bases. 


Francisco Lindor playing like top prospect


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2013) Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor continues to perform at the plate for Class A Carolina. Lindor has racked up six multi-hit games in his last 10 outings, including a career-high four hits Friday, batting .459 (17 for 37) in that span.

Lindor has been outstanding for Carolina since the beginning of the season. His slash line through 28 games is .367/.430/.532/.962. He's added one home run, four triples, seven doubles, 12 RBI and 15 runs. He also has seven stolen bases, while having close to as many walks (11) as strikeouts (13). Lindor is considered the Indians' top prospect by MLB.com.

"I'm just trying to be more consistent with my game, stay aggressive at the plate and swing at the good pitches," Lindor said, per MLB.com. "I believe when you start chasing you get in trouble. So I'm staying within myself and hitting the good pitches."


Lindor showing gap power at Class A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2012) Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor is batting .267 with a .360 on-base percentage, .386 slugging percentage and .746 OPS in 85 games for Class A Lake County. Lindor also has three triples, five homers, 20 doubles, 31 RBI, 59 runs and 19 stolen bases.