Francisco Lindor has been named the American League Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
Lindor’s offense was top notch in the last week as he played a big part in the Cleveland Indians’ resurgence at the plate, slashing .425/.439/.825 with four home runs. He had a hit in every game last week, including six-straight multi-hit games, three three-hit games and a two-homer game in the game one loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday.
By all accounts, Francisco Lindor’s play at the plate won him the POTW honors and he absolutely deserve it because of that.
as a player who takes his defense so seriously; a player who initially made his mark on baseball with his stellar play at shortstop, the week probably hasn’t felt like such a great one for the 24-year-old.
A mere half-inning after tallying one of his many home runs against the Yankees to put the Indians up 1-0 on Saturday, Lindor bobbled a potential inning-ending double play ball with the game tied 1-1 and the bases loaded. The Yankees would end up scoring two on the play as a result of the the mistake, which was eventually ruled as two errors — one on the bad bobble and another on the misguided throw to Jose Ramirez.
Either way, Frankie definitely deserves the award, and he’s deserved it so many times in the past as well. May this be the first of many.