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Top 50 Prospects: #50 – Francisco Lindor

#50 Francisco Lindor

Cleveland Indians

Previous Rank: N/A

DOB: November 14, 1993

ETA: 2015

As the first guy off the board in this year’s Sombrero Top 50, Francisco Lindor, the 8th overall selection from the 2011 draft just squeezed in.  The main knock on him and why he isn’t a little higher is the fact that he signed late and collected less than 20 at-bats as a professional in 2011.  His place among the Top 50 is based solely on who he was as an amateur; he is young (still just 17), was without a doubt the best up-the-middle player in his draft class, and grew up in a phenomenal baseball environment after immigrating to Florida from Puerto Rico.

He has across-the-board tools with a chance to be at least a 50 in each of the five traditional areas and very little downside.  He is listed at 5-foot-11 and 175-pounds, but probably has an inch or two left to grow and should approach 200-pounds by the time he gets makes his big-league debut.  His power tool blossomed a lot during his senior year at Montverde, but still is what scouts like to call in the “doubles” or “gap” range.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB
2011 17 Mahoning Valley NYPL A- CLE 5 20 19 4 6 2 1 1 5 .316 .350 .316 .666 6
1 Season 5 20 19 4 6 2 1 1 5 .316 .350 .316 .666 6
Year Age Tm Lg Lev G Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G
2011 17 Mahoning Valley NYPL A- SS 4 20 7 12 1 6 .950 4.75
1 Season 5 20 7 12 1 6 .950 3.80
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/2/2011.

Whatever you want to call it, Lindor is a guy with easy athleticism who has a chance to be an impact bat at the toughest position, and has age on his side.  He should rise quickly and may realistically be on a 25-man by his 20th birthday.

 

 


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