Francisco Lindor
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New York Mets Shortstop Francisco Lindor Is Overrated

The Cleveland Indians were an exciting team. They put up great years especially in 2016 when they narrowly missed winning the World Series versus the Chicago Cubs. They won 22 games in a row in 2017 as well, which set an American League record. The offense was led by Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion as their key players. Then followed by the overrated Francisco Lindor at shortstop.

Now with the New York Mets, Lindor is always ranked above dynamic shortstops. There’s no denying it, people overrate his offense due to his home run totals. He used to be a very good hitter, but since 2016, hasn’t been able to hit above .284. He’s basically league average at getting on base too at .341 in the last four seasons. Last year, he only hit .258 in his final season as an Indian. A big part of his game is the flashiness and goofiness. Put this into perspective. Lindor’s career on-base plus slugging is .833 while Dodger’s shortstop Corey Seager’s is .863. Seager also hits .300 every season.

And guess what? There’s no denying he’s a great player. He, however, doesn’t deserve the money for a new extension and hype that he does when you have guys like Corey Seager and Marcus Semien quietly doing consistently better than Francisco Lindor. The fear is that he’ll fall into the hole of forcing himself to hit for power, much like Cardinal Matt Carpenter.

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