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Indians | Francisco Lindor deemed unready

Wed, 13 May 2015 16:19:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor is not ready to take over as the starting shortstop, as he is just "holding his own" with Class AAA Columbus (Ohio), according to general manager Chris Antonetti. "We can bring anyone we want to the Major Leagues," Antonetti said. "But we want to have a collective feeling that the player is prepared, or as prepared as possible, to not only come up here, but to come up here and succeed and contribute to a winning team. I think we've seen it in the past where there's been times where we and other teams may have been expedient in that and maybe brought players before they were ready."

Fantasy Tip: Jose Ramirez ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is struggling mightily, and the plan is to have Mike Aviles ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) handle the majority of starts, if Ramirez doesn't show signs of life at the plate. Ramirez is also likely to be demoted soon, if the results don't start adding up. Still, until Lindor forces the organizations hand, it appears he will remain in the minors. He may only be a prolonged hot streak away for the big leagues, though. Continue to keep tabs on Lindor's progress at Class AAA.

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Indians | Francisco Lindor hot at Triple-A

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:44:20 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor has a slash line of .302/.380/429 at Triple-A Columbus, and fans are calling for him to replace the struggling SS Jose Ramirez. General manager Chris Antonetti said Monday, April 27, that Lindor has a "litany of things" to work on in Columbus before he gets the call to the big club.

Fantasy Tip: Lindor is the future at shortstop for the Indians, but it doesn't appear that a promotion will happen soon. He remains a must-have in long-term keeper leagues, and is worth stashing away in AL-only leagues if you have the roster flexibility. FantasyScore owners need not bother with him for now.

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Indians | Francisco Lindor reassigned to minors

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:48:24 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday, March 26, and he will start the season with Triple-A Columbus. Lindor had a slash line of .297/.308/.592 with two home runs, a triple and three doubles in 16 Cactus League game this spring. SS Jose Ramirez, 22, is expected to hold down shortstop duties until Lindor is ready.

Fantasy Tip: Lindor is MLB.com's No. 4 prospect in 2015. He shouldn't be drafted in standard mixed leagues, but he should definitely be on the radar of those in AL-only and keeper leagues.

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Indians | Francisco Lindor impressing Tribe

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:41:48 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor, at age 21, has all the skills necessary to become a successful major league shortstop, and he's shown maturity beyond his years. Lindor is a plus defender, runs well, throws even better and posted a .278 average and .355 on-base percentage in four minor league stops. He's impressing the team this spring with his results at the plate, too. Lindor moved to the U.S. at age 12 and faced top competition as a teenager.

Fantasy Tip: Lindor is the Indians' top prospect heading into 2015, and there's a good chance that we'll see him in the majors at some point this year. Jose Ramirez is expected to start the season as the starter at the 6, but Lindor has way more upside and is the long-term plan there. He should be drafted in all dynasty and AL-only leagues, but you can likely hold off on him in standard 12-team mixed leagues.

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Indians | Cleveland not rushing Francisco Lindor

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:01:15 -0800

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor won't be rushed to the big leagues this year, according to manager Terry Francona. Lindor is ranked as the Tribe's top prospects by several outlets and is ranked fourth among MLB.com's top 100. Lindor is expected to start 2015 at Triple-A Columbus because the team is content with SS Jose Ramirez starting the season. Lindor hit .276 with 11 home runs, 16 doubles, four triples, 62 RBI, 75 runs and 28 stolen bases in 126 games between Class AA and AAA.

Fantasy Tip: Because Lindor won't start the year in the majors, he's not worth drafting in standard 12-team leagues. However, he'll be a popular waiver wire target for his combo of speed and power once he's up. It might not take long, depending on whether Ramirez can continue impressing the Tribe at the 6. Lindor is worth drafting and stashing in AL-only leagues, and he's very relevant in keeper and dynasty leagues.

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Indians | Francisco Lindor reports at 192 pounds

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:33:55 -0800

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor weighs 192 pounds and has seven percent body fat entering training camp.

Fantasy Tip: This could be the year for Lindor, who has been high on the Indians' prospect watch list for the past couple years. Keep an eye on his progress. Lindor may be a decent pickup for long-range and keeper leagues.

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Indians | Francisco Lindor not ready

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:29:07 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor likely will not be on the active roster for opening day next season, because the team believes he needs more time with Triple-A Columbus.

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Indians | Could explore SS trade

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 23:52:43 -0700

The Cleveland Indians could explore a trade at shortstop because of the depth at the position. The Indians currently have SS Francisco Lindor, SS Jose Ramirez and SS Erik Gonzalez.

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Indians | Francisco Lindor promoted to Triple-A

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:51:44 -0700

The Cleveland Indians promoted SS Francisco Lindor from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus Monday, July 21. "You never expect to go somewhere else. You work for it," Lindor said.

Fantasy Tip: Lindor is one of the top prospects in baseball, and he could end up being a September call-up when rosters expand. He is a must-have in all long-term keeper fantasy leagues, and those in non-keeper AL-only formats might want to stash him away for later in the season.

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Indians | Focusing on Rays minor leaguers

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:45:00 -0700

Cleveland Indians scouts have been told to focus on Tampa Bay Rays minor league players, which has triggered speculation it is interested in trading for SP David Price. C Carlos Santana and SP Danny Salazar were rumored to head to Tampa Bay for Price in the offseason, and the Indians have indicated players who may be expendable. SS Francisco Lindor is not one of them, say sources.

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