Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor: American League Rookie of the Year.
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— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 15, 2015
Francisco Lindor is making a serious case for American League Rookie of the Year.
Lindor, who made his debut in mid-June, not only has been one of the best rookies in the second half, but one of the best players in the American League, period.
In the second half and among AL players, Lindor ranks (numbers as of morning of Sept. 28):
- Second in FanGraphs’ Wins Above Replacement Metric (4.0)
- Third in hits (93)
- First in average (.358)
- T12th in runs scored (41)
- Ninth in OPS (.945)
Among AL rookies for the full season, he ranks:
- First in hitting (.320)
- Third in on-base percentage (.357)
- Second in multi-hit games (37)
- (Billy Burns, the leader with 46, has played 120 games. Lindor has played 92 games.)
- Second in hits (116)
In August, Lindor hit .370 (40-for-108) with 8 doubles, 12 RBI and posted an OBP of .413.
Defensively, Lindor is 4th among all AL shortstops in Fangraphs’ Defensive Runs Saved metric, with 6.