Cleveland Indians Promote Top Prospect Shortstop Francisco Lindor, Collects First Hit

Cleveland Indians Promote Top Prospect Shortstop Francisco Lindor, Collects First Hit

Francisco Lindor has finally reached the big stage being promoted to the big league club on Sunday. The switch-hitter received a text from Indians manager Terry Francona on Saturday saying, “Come on Frankie. Get up here. Congrats.”

By: Peter Elliott – Lead NFL and MLB Writer – @redsoxforever42

The number 5 prospect (according to ESPN’s Keith Law) didn’t start during Sunday’s 8-1 loss to the division rival Detroit Tigers, but he made his debut as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning but struck out. Lindor redeemed himself with a single in the ninth inning. As Lindor was headed for second, he stumbled rounding first, something he and Tigers First Baseman Miguel Cabrera shared a laugh over.

Shortstop Francisco Lindor was selected eighth overall in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland purchased his contract from Triple-AAA Columbus. There, Lindor collected 63 hits, 25 walks, hit two home runs, stole eight bases, and had a slash line of .279/.346/.398 in 57 games. At Right Field, Lindor has gathered a .966 fielding percentage with 83 putouts and eight errors.

Peter Elliott writes about the NFL and MLB for Talking Baws.


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