It doesn’t seem necessary for the Cleveland Indians to hold a coming out party for their future shortstop Francisco Lindor. Why would the tenth-ranked prospect in all of MLB need an introduction? He clearly doesn’t but since he should be awesome to watch, why don’t we all just sit back and enjoy his trip through 2014 Spring Training?
Lindor had a great season in 2013 as you might expect from his high ranking in the MLB prospects list. His .303/.380/.407 slash-line speaks pretty well for itself. Basically it comes down to time for the Indians and Lindor. The Indians deserve kudos to the organization for not rushing this guy through the system. It would be very easy to do.
How will his great path through the minors translate when he faces some MLB pitching? Will his glove and bat combine to be as promising as we all think they will? His 2014 spring should answer these and many more questions. There seriously seems to be no reason that Lindor would be anything other than a great young shortstop when he hits the majors.
One thing that this season and especially Spring Training could do for Lindor is to prove that he is basically ready for that late-season call-up that we all hope is coming. As long as he doesn’t do something to change everyone’s mind about him, there is little reason to expect anything other than great things from him when he gets to the majors full time.