Cleveland Indians: Previewing MLB award winners on the 2017 roster

Apr 10, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) poses with the Cy Young Award before the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) poses with the Cy Young Award before the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates beating the Toronto Blue Jays in game five of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates beating the Toronto Blue Jays in game five of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /

MVP

1. Francisco Lindor

The Cleveland Indians have certainly found their shortstop for the next decade. Ever since his Major League debut, Francisco Lindor has done nothing but awe the Cleveland fan base, as well as management.

Last season, Lindor hit .301 with 15 home runs to go along with his 30 doubles. Lindor also scored 99 runs, while driving in 78 of his own. Along with his bat, the Indians rely on Lindor’s glove just as much. In 2016, Lindor was second in the MLB in defensive efficiency, trailing only San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford.

Of course, last year’s incredible numbers weren’t enough to bring home the award. Lindor placed ninth in the MVP voting, receiving just a 13 percent share of the votes. Currently, Lindor’s odds sit at 50/1. After increasing his offseason workout regimen, Lindor looks to add more power to his swing. If he can increase his home run and RBI totals while still hitting for average, Lindor has a legitimate shot at MVP.

As far as the rest of the roster goes, Lindor seems to have the only real shot at obtaining this award.