Francisco Lindor has officially been named the American League Rookie of the Month for September. MLB’s official Twitter account announced the award for Lindor, as well as giving Miami Marlins rookie Justin Bour the National League honor.
Lindor lead all American League rookies in WAR for the month of September (2.0), and was fourth overall in the AL in that span. The Rookie of the Year candidate amassed an impressive 6 stolen bases, 39 hits, 9 doubles, 3 triples, and 5 home runs in his 133 September plate appearances. Most encouragingly he only recorded two sacrifice hits in September.
In mid-September, when the Indians were still in the midst of a potential Wild Card run, Lindor carried a seven-game hit streak, including two games where he had three hits.
Whether or not Lindor ends up winning the American League Rookie of the Year Award, everything he wins from here on out is entirely deserved, and it’s been a pleasure watching the young rookie make an impact on the Indians, the fans, and the Major League in general.