In a season where top prospects are being promoted in the early season, the Cleveland Indians are the latest team to promote their own. The club is promoting shortstop Francisco Lindor to the major leagues for tomorrow’s game against the Detroit Tigers as reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
Lindor has been the top prospect in the Tribe’s system for years now. They have been steady with his development making sure they don’t rush him since they view Lindor as their permanent shortstop of the future. It was expected that they would be promoting him sooner than later as he was excelling at Triple-A by hitting .279/.346/.398 over 57 games in Columbus.
His bat is not as highly regarded as other top prospects, but is more known for his defensive abilities and speed on the base paths. He will hopefully form a much better defensive left side of the infield with fellow prospect Giovanny Urshela at third whom was just promoted this past week. He will most likely slide into an everyday role at short, pushing veteran Mike Aviles back into a utility role on the bench. His promotion will hopefully give the Tribe a much-needed jolt and enable them to go on a run to get back into the mix of things in the AL Central.