Blue Jays: What high impact player could they add?
By Reuben Gasee
Francisco Lindor is one of the most dynamic and exciting young players in the major leagues. He has an energetic smile and a fun personality that can get the team going and would be a great addition, both on the field and in the clubhouse.
Appearing in all 60 games, Lindor slashed .258/.335/.415 with 61 hits. A bit of a down year for him but he has a good career slash line of .285/.346/.488 with 896 hits, 191 doubles, 138 HR, 411 RBIs, and 99 stolen bases.
Lindor is a five-tool player as he can do it all in regards to being able to hit for both contact and power, has a good arm, can run well, and is an excellent defender, something that the Jays are in need of.
He has played all his games at shortstop, arguably the games’ most important position where you need a strong defensive player to succeed. He has a career fielding percentage of .981, has a Rawlings Platinum Glove which he was awarded back in 2016, and two Gold Glove awards with his latest one coming from last season.
Lindor is still under contract with the Cleveland Indians as he has one more year before he becomes a free agent so the Jays will have to give up prospects in order to get him. If it’s worth getting him for potentially one year is up to the front office to decide but if they were to get him, Bo Bichette would surely be moved over to second and Cavan Biggio would shift to the outfield, or could even be used as a trade chip to get Lindor.