Francisco Lindor Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/14/1993 (27)
Francisco Lindor Season Stats
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Francisco Lindor News
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-2 with a walk in the Mets 3-2 walk-off win against the Baltimore Orioles. Lindor has now hit safely in five straight games and has seen his first stretch of sustained success in Flushing. Saddled with a recently signed enormous contract and the accompanying lofty expectations, Lindor struggled in April. Since the turn of the calendar, Lindor has scored a run in six of nine games and has returned to being one of the top shortstops in all of baseball. Fantasy managers do not care if it was a rat, raccoon, or something more realistic, so long as it keeps Lindor hitting. The Mets have three upcoming series all on the road against the Rays, Braves, and Marlins, and continue to expect Lindor to hit this road trip. If you were able to bench him, get him back in your lineup.
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lindor is off to a rough start in 2021 as he is hitting just .190 with two home runs, but perhaps the argument with Jeff McNeil on Friday night is exactly what they both needed to kick it into high gear as McNeil homered in this one. Lindor will look to heat up in the Mets' upcoming series against the Baltimore Orioles this week.
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a clutch two-run home run in the Mets' 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday. The homer, which tied the game in the seventh inning, was just Lindor's second of the season. Lindor is now hitting .175/.302/.242 on the season with two HR, five RBI, and 13 runs scored in 97 at-bats. Friday's performance may be a sign that he is beginning to turn things around at the plate. As such, the buy-low window for Lindor in fantasy formats may be starting to close. Lindor remains one of the league's top fantasy shortstops who could be on the verge of beginning to produce numbers expected of him when he was taken in the first two rounds of fantasy drafts this past spring.
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor had a lot made of his relatively disappointing final year with the Cleveland Indians, a campaign in which he posted his worst wRC+ (102) and lowest OPS ever (.750). With a player as great as Lindor is, it's best not to put too much stock into down numbers from a weird and shortened season. That said, it's still worth examining where those numbers came from. Lindor, like many MLB hitters, thrives on fastballs. He had seen them on 58.7% of pitches during the height of his power pinnacle from 2017-19. In 2020, opposing pitchers offered him fastballs just 53% of the time, making up the difference, naturally, with breaking balls and off-speed stuff. Among the many things Lindor excels at, hitting breaking balls consistently is historically not one of them. Diving further into this trend, Lindor has developed a tendency to become aggressive early in counts. From 2016-18, he swung at the first pitch of a plate appearance just 21.6% of the time. Since the start of 2019, that number has jumped to 26.7%. Pitchers have used this against him of late, as he saw a significant uptick in first-pitch breaking balls from 2019 (25.2%) to 2020 (31.3%). He had a swing-and-miss rate of 43.8% on breaking balls in 0-0 counts in 2020. Considering most of the best pitchers in the AL Central the last few years were his own teammates, it's worth taking these trends into account as he heads to the pitching-stacked NL East. It would be an oversimplification to say that Lindor needs to lay off breaking balls or get better at hitting them, but perhaps reverting back to a more patient approach early in counts would serve him well and draw more first-pitch fastballs. In any case, he remains one of the league's top fantasy shortstops as he joins a deep Mets lineup that should provide him plenty of protection no matter where he hits in it.