Cleveland Indians: Get to know the players from the Francisco Lindor trade

Cleveland Indians infielder Andres Gimenez (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Cleveland Indians infielder Andres Gimenez (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
3 of 4
Cleveland Indians, Francisco Lindor trade, Andres Gimenez
Cleveland Indians infielder Andres Gimenez (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

Andres Gimenez

In terms of immediate return combined with long-term potential, Andres Gimenez is most likely the best piece of this deal. He already has 49 games under his belt in the majors and currently will be under team control through the 2025 season.

During the 2020 season, Gimenez started 22 games at shortstop, four at second and three at third, but appeared at each position much more frequently becoming a jack-of-all-trades in the infield. When it was all said and done, he had been at short during 23 games, second for 19 and third for 10. Despite all the moving around, he was still able to post a .983 fielding percentage, including .987 at shortstop and a perfect 1.000 at second.

Being tabbed by many as a future Gold Glove Award candidate, if not winner, Gimenez will still have a bit of work to be done of the offensive side of the ball. His slash line last season was at .263/.333/.398 and he was able to swipe eight bases. He even finished seventh in the Rookie of the Year voting.

Being just 22-years old with lots of club control left, there’s a lot to like about Gimenez. Of the four players, he’s the one fans should be the most excited about.