Francisco Lindor, the Cleveland Indians’ first round pick, eighth overall, of the 2011 draft is born in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
After working his way through the minor league system, Lindor made his Major League debut on June 14th, 2015, getting a hit in two at bats in Detroit against the Tigers. In 99 games, he hit .313 with 22 doubles, four triples, 12 homers, 51 RBI, stole 12 bases, and scored 50 runs, putting his name on the radar for the American League Rookie of the Year balloting. He was named the AL Rookie of the Month for the month of September, edging out teammate Cody Anderson.
He was previously named a Mid-Season All-Star and selected to the MLB Futures Game in three straight seasons and twice was recognized as a Post-Season All-Star and MILB.Com Organizational All-Star. In five seasons in the minors dating back to 2011, he hit a combined .279 with 21 homers, 73 doubles, 19 triples, and 162 RBI in 416 games.