2011 MLB Draft Tracker: Indians Select Shortstop Francisco Lindor

Cleveland Indians: Francisco Lindor (SS, Montverde Academy, Clermont, Florida)
Although the Indians were rumored to be interested in fast-rising college pitching, they instead opt for the slick-fielding Francisco Lindor. Originally from Puerto Rico, Lindor has excellent actions at shortstop, and unlike many shortstops in this draft class, he has the tools and skills needed to remain at the position in the long run. He also has an impressive bat, with line-drive hitting skills and gap power, at least. He won't be a huge home-run hitter according to most scouts, but he should his plenty of doubles and post a sound batting average and OBP.

Listed at 5-11, 175, the switch-hitting Lindor will need development time, at least to develop his offense. Scouts are very high on his glove, noting excellent instincts to go with above-average arm strength and terrific range. The Indians have been college-oriented in recent drafts, but if you are going to go with a prep, Lindor is a great choice. 

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