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1. Francisco Lindor - Shortstop Born: 11/14/1993 - Height: 5’11” - Weight: 175 - Bats: Switch - Throws: Right History: Lindor was selected in the 1st round of the 2011 Draft out of Montverde Academy High School (FL), and had a commitment to attend Florida State but signed with the Indians for $2.9 million. He was the first high school player the Indians selected in the 1st round of the draft since 2001. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and then at 12-years of age his family moved to the Orlando, FL area to help improve his English and baseball skills so he could have a better opportunity to play baseball professionally.  In 2009 he helped his Under-16 Team USA squad to a gold medal in Taiwan by hitting .500 with three triples and six steals, in August of 2010 he won the home run hitting contest at the Aflac All-American Game in San Diego’s Petco Park, and in 2011 was a Rawlings First Team All-American. He has some baseball in the family genes as his father played semi-pro baseball...
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