Lindor Promoted to Double-A Akron after Futures Game
Mike Brandyberry | On 13, Jul 2013
According to Dennis Manoloff of Cleveland.com the Indians will promote top-prospect Francisco Lindor from High-A Carolina to Double-A Akron after he returns from the Sirius XM Future’s Games in New York.
Lindor is hitting .306 in 83 games at Carolina. He’ll make his debut in Akron either Monday or Tuesday according to Manoloff’s report. His debut will depend upon his travel from the Future’s Games to Akron to play the Erie SeaWolves either evening. The Aeros wrap up their three game series with Erie with an afternoon game on Wednesday.
“Anytime I am on the field, I feel like I can compete,” Lindor told DTTWLN’s Robert McLamb last week. “I believe in myself. I trust myself. I am going to compete everyday.”
“I don’t back down for any challenges.”
Lindor is the Indians’ top prospect in their organization. He was ranked the no. 14 prospect by MLB.com and no. 7 by Keith Law at the beginning of the season. While only 19-years old and now possibly ahead of his target date to reach the majors in 2015-16, Lindor remains humble.
“I still have a long way to go,” Lindor told DTTWLN. “Once I make it to the big leagues, I still have a long way to go after that.”
“I have got to thank them (the Cleveland organization),” Lindor added. “They have given me the opportunity to play in this organization, which is a great organization. They have been helping me out all along.”
Many believe Lindor to be the Tribe’s heir apparent at shortstop when Asdrubal Cabrera’s contract expires after the 2014 season.