2015 Cleveland Indians Postseason player profile: Rookie of the Year candidate Francisco Lindor

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Francisco Lindor

Height: 5-11

Weight: 190

Birthday: 11/14/93 (eighth-youngest player in MLB at time of his promotion)

Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico

Club control: Pre-arbitration

Twitter: @Lindor12BC

The numbers:

  • .313 average
  • 122 hits in 99 games
  • 38 extra-base hits
  • 12 stolen bases
  • .835 OPS
  • 6 WAR (led AL rookies)

Behind the numbers:

  • Candidate for AL Rookie of the Year award
  • AL rookie ranks:
    • Average: 1st, .313
    • WAR: 1st, 4.6
    • Multi-hit games: 2nd, 39
    • OBP: 2nd, .353
    • Hits: 2nd, 122
    • Doubles: T2, 22
    • Slugging: 3rd, .482
    • RBI: 4th, 51
    • Extra-base hits: 4th, 38
    • All despite hitting .223 in his first 26 games
  • First in the AL (all players) in batting average in the second half
    • Third in hits
    • 10th in OPS (.930)
    • 11th in OBP (.386)
    • T15th in runs
  • First Indians rookie with at least 10 steals, 10 homers, 20 doubles, 100 hits and .300 average since 1929 (Earl Averill)
  • Hit first homer on June 24
  • Led all AL shortstops in Defensive Runs Saved (10) and UZR-150 (10.5)
  • Had career-high 4 RBI on two occasions – July 30 and Sept. 16
  • Hit .370 in August (40 its),, the most hits in a month by an Indians rookie since 1964
  • Batted .361 from August 4 on
  • Sixth-fastest to 100 hits in Indians history (82 games)
  • Fourth-most second-half hits in club history (99) – third in baseball in the second half (Altuve, Bogaerts)

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