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Five Reasons Indians SS Francisco Lindor Should Win AL Rookie of the Year

By Adrienne Goehler

They had an eye on him for years.

They sat back and quietly watched the progress the young player was making as he continued to get promoted from single A ball to triple A in Columbus. The fans who knew all about him were patiently waiting for his number to be called as he continued to thrive down in the minor leagues.

At the time, the struggling 29-32 Indians were still looking for their next shortstop and the position was up for grabs for someone to step in and take it. They couldn’t ignore him anymore; it was time to see if the kid could play.

On June 14, 2015, Francisco Lindor made his debut with the Cleveland Indians in Detroit, and recorded his first hit. Since then, Lindor has made quite some noise in not only Cleveland, but around the league for the argument of AL Rookie of the Year.

Here’s five reasons why Lindor is your 2015 winner.

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In Adrienne Goehler's household, there was no escape becoming a Cleveland sports and Buckeyes fan growing up; that's where her passion began. An athlete her whole life, Adrienne is channeling that competitive spirit for the game as a columnist for NEO Sports Insiders. She has a background working with web-based software for use by professionals in the broadcast industry, and experience involving major league sports.

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