The Cleveland Guardians All-Century Team
Francisco Lindor (2015-2020)
Stats: .285/.346/.488, .833 OPS, 118 OPS+, 28 bWAR, 138 HR, 411 RBI
Francisco Lindor and Ramirez made for a superstar left side of the infield. They represent two of the most talented players Cleveland has had in the past two decades. From his debut in 2015, Lindor instantly became one of the best, if not the best, shortstops in baseball. He put up five consecutive 4-WAR seasons to start his career, along with four All-Star appearances, two Gold Gloves, two Silver Sluggers, and three top-nine MVP finishes.
Lindor’s best season came in 2018, as he hit 38 homers with 92 RBI, stole 25 bases, and posted an .871 OPS and 132 OPS+ while putting up 7.2 WAR. In fact, Lindor posted three-straight seasons of 30 or more home runs from 2017 through 2019, which is historically unheard of from shortstops. Along with Martinez, Santana, and Ramirez, Lindor is already the fourth switch-hitter on this century team.