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


3. His bat hasn’t cooled off since he came up. At first, like any rookie would, Lindor struggled a bit at the plate and had a hard time catching up to the ball. That’s no longer the case. In August, he put up a .370/.413/.500 line and currently sits at .309/.351/.462 with 97 hits (18 doubles, 3 triples), 37 RBI, and 8 home runs in 356 plate appearances. Not bad for a guy who’s only played three months in the bigs. Although Correra looks to be leading the conversation, his slash line is .276/.345/.502 on the season, with just a bit more pop on the bat than Lindor but he’s not far behind.

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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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