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Sat Jul 1322:34Francisco Lindor Homers In 7-3 Victory Over The Colorado Rockies
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor homered on Saturday, leading the team to a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. The three-run homer came off reliever Jalen Beeks in the eighth inning, extending a 4-3 lead to 7-3 at the time. Lindor is hitting .250 with 17 home runs, 51 RBI, 18 stolen bases and 63 runs scored, while holding down the leadoff spot in the batting order on a daily basis.
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Wed Jul 1000:07Francisco Lindor Hits 16th Homer Tuesday
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor had a solid game at the plate in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Nationals. Lindor went 3-for-4 with two singles, a two-run home run, three RBI, and a walk. The 30-year-old lined a sixth-inning Jake Irvin fastball into the right-field bullpen for his 16th long ball of the season. Lindor has pretty much provided what fantasy managers have come to expect, slashing .253/.321/.455 with 61 runs scored, 48 RBI, and 16 stolen bases in 408 plate appearances. The Mets have picked things up as the first half of the season comes to a close, which should boost Lindor's fantasy value.
Sun Jul 720:59Francisco Lindor Comes Up Clutch
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor put together a fantastic day at the plate during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The switch-hitter went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a walk in the win. Lindor came up clutch for his team as he hit a two-run single off Aroldis Chapman to give the Mets the lead. Lindor has stepped it up lately and is now up to a .250/.316/.447 slash line on the season. Fantasy managers who stuck with Lindor through the struggles are being rewarded now.
Fri May 3100:13Francisco Lindor Homers, Collects Four Hits Thursday
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor went 4-for-4 with a homer, a stolen base, and two RBI in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lindor was seeing the ball well today, which he seems to be doing more and more of lately. He is now riding a nine-game hit streak and has improved his average from .193 to .225 in the process. Although it hasn't been an ideal start to his season, Lindor still has nine homers and seven steals, so at least he has been providing something for fantasy managers. Expect his numbers to continue improving as he regresses over the summer.
Tue May 2823:35Francisco Lindor Injures Finger On Bunt Attempt
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (finger) hurt his left index finger on his bunt attempt late in the loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Lindor's finger was swollen and looked painful, but he said X-rays came back negative for any breaks. The 30-year-old left-handed hitter clubbed a two-run home run in the Game 1 loss and went 1-for-4 in the nightcap of the twin bill, so it's clearly not a serious injury he's dealing with. However, the Mets could certainly give him the day off in Wednesday's series finale, so fantasy managers need to be on the looking to see if Lindor is in the starting lineup. Lindor went 2-for-9 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in the doubleheader on Tuesday to extend his current hitting streak to seven games.
Source: Newsday - Tim
Sat May 1100:26Francisco Lindor Belts Seventh Home Run
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor belted his seventh home run of the season in Friday's loss to the division-rival Atlanta Braves, continuing his recent rise from a sluggish start to the year. Lindor launched a solo homer to put the Mets on the board in the seventh inning. Over his last 14 games, the 30-year-old All-Star switch-hitter is batting a productive .278 with five long balls, four doubles, 15 RBI, and three stolen bases. Lindor has to deal with Braves pitching two more times during this series, and in 15 games against the Braves since 2023, he's hitting just .218 with three big flies, two doubles, and eight RBI. He does have five steals during this span, and fantasy managers should set and forget Lindor in all settings this weekend.
Thu May 218:07Francisco Lindor A Pinch-Hit Hero On Thursday
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (illness) did not start Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs, but he still managed to make a massive impact. The talented infielder came off the bench in the sixth inning and proceeded to hit a two-run double to bring the Mets within a run. In extra innings, Lindor smacked another double to cash in two runs and earn the walk-off win. It was one of Lindor's stronger games this season, as he has struggled at the plate in the early going. His .207/.287/.380 slash line is rather uninspiring, so hopefully this performance kick-starts the four-time All-Star.
Thu May 212:31Francisco Lindor Out Sick Again Thursday
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (illness) is out of the starting lineup on Thursday against the Chicago Cubs after being pulled from Wednesday's contest due to flu-like symptoms. Joey Wendle is back at shortstop and will hit eighth for the Mets against Cubs right-hander Ben Brown. This will be Lindor's first game starting on the bench in 2024. Fantasy managers will want to check back on Friday to see if the 30-year-old is feeling good enough to play on Friday for the start of a series in Tampa against the Rays. Wendle will be a very low-ceiling, deep-sleeper option for DFS gamers on Thursday, as he's hitting just .222 (6-for-27) on the year with no homers, one RBI and a stolen base in limited action for the Mets.
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Wed May 121:08Francisco Lindor Experiencing Flu-Like Symptoms
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (illness) was removed from Wednesday's game versus the visiting Chicago Cubs due to flu-like symptoms. Lindor went 0-for-1 before veteran infielder Joey Wendle replaced him at shortstop during the third inning. It exacerbates a poor start to the season for Lindor, who's slashing .195/.278/.356 with five home runs, 11 RBI, 16 runs scored, and four stolen bases in 118 at-bats (30 games) for the Mets. The 30-year-old All-Star switch-hitter should be considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's series finale against the Cubs, but he should be able to get back into New York's lineup if he's feeling better by then. Check back ahead of Thursday's action to see whether or not Lindor will need his first day off of the season.
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Thu Apr 2500:37Francisco Lindor Comes Alive With Two Long Balls
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor put together his most productive outing of the season in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the San Francisco Giants, racking up four hits in five at-bats with two home runs. Although Lindor has been one of fantasy's biggest busts over the first month of action, he looked the part of an early-round fantasy pick on Wednesday. He homered to deep right center to score leadoff man Brandon Nimmo in the third inning and get New York into the scoring column, later sinking the Giants with another two-run jack in the ninth to make it an 8-1 ballgame. The 30-year-old Silver Slugger is now slashing .206/.291/.361 with four taters, 10 RBI, 13 runs scored, and one stolen base through 110 plate appearances (24 games) ahead of a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals starting on Friday. Last season, Lindor hit .375 (9-for-24) with one homer, two doubles, five RBI, and two thefts in seven games against St. Louis.
Thu Apr 1818:46Francisco Lindor Trying To Bust Early Slump
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor had a dreadful start to the 2024 season, but signs of life are finally starting to show. The 30-year-old kicked off his campaign mired in a remarkable 1-for-31 slump. Thankfully, since April 7 he has managed to bat .261 with one home run, eight runs scored and a 5/3 BB/K. His production is still a far cry from the 31 homer, 31 stolen base season he produced in 2023, but Lindor is simply too talented to not turn things around. Fantasy managers should expect him to hit a true hot streak soon.
Thu Feb 1513:23Francisco Lindor Says He Played Through Pain Last Year
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (elbow) said that he played through a lot of discomfort last season, but his elbow is feeling really good heading into the 2024 campaign. President of baseball operations David Stearns hinted that Lindor wouldn't have any restrictions on him in spring training after he had surgery in October to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The 30-year-old All-Star didn't actually miss any time due to the injury in 2023, ultimately finishing with a .254/.336/.470 slash line, 31 home runs and 31 stolen bases in 160 games played. It was the first time he had an OPS above .800 since 2019, which is impressive considering he was playing hurt. RotoBaller currently has him ranked just outside the top-30 overall players for 2024.
Wed Oct 11 202312:30Francisco Lindor Has Surgery On His Elbow
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (elbow) had surgery on Tuesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The Mets are saying that Lindor is expected to be fully ready for the start of spring training next year. It's a notable development heading into the offseason, but it shouldn't affect the 29-year-old for next season. Lindor got off to an ice-cold start in 2023 in his third season with the team, much like most of the team, and he finished with a .254/.336/.470 slash line with an .806 OPS, 31 home runs, 33 doubles, two triples, 98 RBI, 31 stolen bases and 108 runs scored in 160 games played. Despite being a disappointment in the average department, Lindor produced his first 30-30 season in his ninth big-league campaign.
Source: New York Post - Mike
Thu Sep 28 202312:15Francisco Lindor Explodes In Doubleheader Split With Marlins
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor had an incredible day on Wednesday in the doubleheader against the visiting Miami Marlins, going a combined 4-for-7 with three home runs, six RBI and two walks in the two games. With the three home runs, Lindor has reached the 30-homer mark for the fourth time in his career and for the first time since 2019, when he was still with the Cleveland Guardians. The 29-year-old All-Star got off to a slow start in 2023, but he's now put up his first 30-homer, 30-stolen base campaign and is four RBI short of reaching 100 RBI for the second straight season with the Mets.
Fri Sep 22 202312:29Francisco Lindor Reaches 30-Steal Mark
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor reached a personal milestone in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, two stolen bases and a strikeout. He's now stolen four bases in his last four games and has reached the 30-stolen base mark for the first time in his career. The 29-year-old Puerto Rican is four home runs shy of joining the 30-30 club this year as well. He's currently slashing .251/.332/.452 with 26 home runs, 88 RBI, 30 stolen bases and 100 runs scored in 573 at-bats. Lindor got off to a miserably cold start this year and although he hasn't been that great at the plate in September, he is currently riding a modest six-game hitting streak that has seen him go 7-for-22 (.318) with an RBI, four steals and three runs scored.
Tue Aug 15 202312:20Francisco Lindor Steals 20th Base Monday
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor reached the 20-20 mark in Monday night's 7-2 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. He finished the night 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, his 20th stolen base of the season and a walk. The four-time All-Star now has 22 home runs, 26 doubles, 70 RBI, 20 steals and 74 runs scored in 502 trips to the plate and 117 games despite getting off to a tough start in 2023. It's the third time in Lindor's career that he's reached the 20-20 mark, with the last time coming in 2019 with Cleveland. The 29-year-old needs to be in starting fantasy lineups on a daily basis, especially since he's gone 20-for-55 (.364) with three long balls, four doubles, eight RBI, three steals and 13 runs scored in 15 starts since July 28.
Sat Aug 12 202318:22Francisco Lindor Returning On Saturday
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (side) is back in the starting lineup for Saturday's nightcap of the doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves. The 29-year-old was scratched from Friday's game due to soreness in his side. He underwent an MRI, but it didn't reveal anything serious. Lindor sat out the first game of the doubleheader, but will play in the second game. He'll bat second and play shortstop versus right-hander Spencer Strider on Saturday.
Sat Aug 12 202312:02Francisco Lindor's MRI Is Encouraging, Could Be Available Saturday
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor's (side) MRI results came back with "pretty good news, all things considered," according to manager Buck Showalter. Lindor isn't in the lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves, but Showalter hasn't ruled out Lindor's availability for either game. Jonathan Arauz is making his second straight start at shortstop in Game 1 on Saturday and is hitting in the nine-hole against Braves right-hander Allan Winans. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect Lindor to start in Game 2, but the fact that he's available at all should mean he can avoid a trip to the injured list. The 29-year-old Puerto Rican has been much better since the All-Star break and is now hitting .246/.333/.469 with an .803 OPS, 22 home runs, 69 RBI, 18 stolen bases and 72 runs scored in 114 games in 2023.
Source: The Athletic - Tim
Fri Aug 11 202319:41Francisco Lindor Scratched, Will Go For MRI Exam
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (side) was scratched from the starting lineup on Friday against the Atlanta Braves due to "right-side soreness," according to the team. Lindor will get an MRI exam on Saturday. Jonathan Arauz took over at the 6 for Lindor on Friday and was in the nine-hole against Braves right-hander Charlie Morton. Because of the injury, the 29-year-old will miss his first game of the 2023 season. Until we get the results of his imaging, fantasy managers should consider Lindor to be day-to-day. The four-time All-Star is currently hitting .246 (105-for-426) with 22 home runs, 25 doubles, two triples, 69 RBI, 18 stolen bases and 72 runs scored in 114 games in his third year in Queens. Lindor is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak in which he's batting .440 (11-for-25), so it's a bad time for him to go down with an injury.
Source: Newsday - Tim
Sun Jul 30 202317:13Francisco Lindor Slugs A Homer And A Double Sunday
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals. Lindor's productive day at the plate included a home run and a double after smacking a homer just one game ago. His .236 batting average is quite a bit lower than his career batting average of .274. However, the 29-year-old does have 21 dingers and 65 RBI in 394 trips to the batter's box. He's also been speedy on the base path, swiping 17 bags in 2023.