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Top Prospect Francisco Lindor Should Be Worth the Wait for Cleveland Indians

January 30th, 2013 at 9:21 PM
By Brett Gibson

With spring training right around the corner for the 2013 season, there is a lot of excitement for the new look Indians. The Tribe's front office may still be looking to add another arm or bat via trade before the start of the season.

One face you can be sure will eventually be in Cleveland is short stop Francisco Lindor. This 19 year old prospect was the Indians first round pick in 2011. Lindor played single-A ball for the Lake County Captains this past season.

Lindor finished the season batting .257 with 6 home runs. The long season was definitely a change for Lindor, and was evident as his batting average began to steadily drop after June. Lindor still had a better season offensively than most experts predicted for the defensively advanced short stop.

Lindor wil begin the 2013 season in the upper single A division for Cleveland, the Carolina Mudcats.  It would not be surprising to see Lindor finish the season in AA Akron however.  2015 would probably be the earliest Lindor could get a taste of the majors, which would make him just 21 years young.  Lindor should be a fun player to watch for many years in Cleveland.

Tags: Baseball, Carolina Mudcats, Cleveland, Cleveland Indians, Francisco Lindor, Lake County Captains, MLB

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