Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Francisco Lindor (SS, Akron): 3-for-4, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Lindor’s overall line (.268/.342/.423) is a little lower than his 2013 mark, but it is still good enough to be above-average in the Eastern League. The offense would not necessarily translate to above-average in the majors right now, but calling Lindor up to Cleveland immediately would improve the team’s poor defense, at least a little. However, I also do not think Lindor’s 44 errors in 245 minor league games (and three in 18 games in 2014) are a complete coincidence. Errors are an imperfect (at best) measure of defense, but Lindor is still learning how to be consistent — both at the plate and in the field — and can still rush things in the field from time to time. Lindor is an amazing prospect and a pleasure to watch in person, but as much as we would like him to be in Cleveland already, the shortstop still needs some more time at Double-A (he only has 39 games under his belt in Akron) to become a finished product. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 25, 2014