Cleveland Indians: Tribe winning the Francisco Lindor trade

Francisco Lindor #12 of the New York Mets (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Amed Rosario, Cleveland Indians
Amed Rosario #1 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images) /

Amed Rosario

Of the players that came to the Cleveland Indians in the deal, we’ve been able to watch Amed Rosario the most as he’s split time between shortstop and center field. While Rosario is making $19.9 million less than Lindor this season alone, he’s been able to produce more offensively for the Tribe than Lindor has for the Mets.

Rosario’s slash line isn’t something to get too excited over with numbers of .221/.288/.358, but they aren’t that far off from Lindor’s numbers with his average and slugging percentage both being higher. On top of that, Rosario has one more double than Lindor as well as two more triples, two more RBI and the same amount of home runs.

As for the field, Rosario is a more versatile player, being able to go out to center, and has committed the same amount of errors as Lindor to this point. Rosario has been hit with two errors at short while being perfect in the outfield.

Name recognition will obviously go to Lindor, but early returns on the stat sheet show that Rosario alone has the Tribe winning the deal through the first fifth of the season. Plus, we still have three more players to talk about that came to Cleveland in the trade.