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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:08:39 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor (nose) is expected to be sidelined for seven to 10 days after he suffered a small non-displaced nasal fracture during a game Wednesday, June 25.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:59:38 -0700
The Cleveland Indians re-assigned SS Francisco Lindor to minor league camp Wednesday, March 12.
Fantasy Tip: Lindor is a fine young shortstop prospect for the Indians, and there's a good chance he could be a September call-up for the Tribe this season. With Asdrubal Cabrera's time in Cleveland likely coming to an end, 2015 could be the year Lindor is up for good.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:11:38 -0800
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said SS Francisco Lindor looks stronger this spring. "He's a little bit bigger, stronger," Francona said. "I don't think he quite has his explosiveness yet that he will, but again, he was down for a while with that back (injury). I think you'll see him be a little more explosive as he gets into playing again."
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:36:54 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Cody Allen worked in a live batting practice session Monday, Feb. 24, and one of the batters he faced was top prospect SS Francisco Lindor. "I'll tell you one thing, Lindor's got really quick hands," Allen raved.