2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Francisco Lindor
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Although most of the off-season centered around figuring out if Francisco Lindor would be traded, he will open the year in Cleveland. Lindor’s on the precipice of free agency making him a worthy target in fantasy. Despite missing time in 2019, Lindor scored 101 runs with 32 home runs, 74 RBI, 22 stolen bases and a .294/.335/.518 slash in only 143 games. He’s the second primary shortstop to record three or more 30-plus home run seasons before turning 26 (Alex Rodriguez) and from June first one racked up 61 extra-base hits.
Not too much changed for Lindor last year with a seven percent walk rate and 15 percent strikeout percentage. His isolated power did not spike like most of baseball with a .234 percent. Lindor did increase his aggressiveness with a 35.4 O-Swing (outside the strike zone) percentage but slightly raised his Z-Contact (in the strike zone) percent while keeping his contact at 85 percent.
Within his splits, Lindor hit for a higher average in the first half with...