Cleveland Indians: Tribe winning the Francisco Lindor trade

Francisco Lindor #12 of the New York Mets (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Francisco Lindor #12 of the New York Mets (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Indians, Andres Gimenez
Shortstop Andres Gimenez #0 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Andres Gimenez

One of the more exciting players to come to Cleveland in the Lindor trade was the 22-year old shortstop Andres Gimenez. Gimenez showed a decent amount of potential with the Mets during the 2020 season and won the shortstop job out of Spring Training. Early hardships for Gimenez has witnessed his time get cut back a bit, but he’s still proving to be an important piece to the big league club.

Being so young, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Gimenez has gone through some growing pains in Cleveland. Over two professional seasons, he’s still totaled less than 80 games in the majors. in Cleveland, his slash line has dipped a bit, but the rest of his stat line actually looks improved.

Gimenez isn’t hitting the ball as often, seeing his average go from .263 in 2020 to .171 in 2021, but what he does when he does make contact is trending in the right direction. In just over half the games, Gimenez has already surpassed his doubles mark from last season and is only one home run away from matching that number as well.

Time will tell what will come of Gimenez, but at this point the other players in the deal are just icing on the cake with Rosario outplaying Lindor alone.