Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 5/8/12

Lake County Captains shortstop Francisco Lindor has been named Indians Minor League Player of the Week, recognizing last year’s first-round selection for his work at the A-ball level.

The 18-year-old Lindor has hit .379 with two home runs and five stolen bases in his last seven games, posting a 1.040 OPS. On May 2, Lindor went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, a double and a stolen base in a 5-3 win. For the season, he is batting .299 with 22 runs scored, stealing 11 bases in 15 attempts.

In the Midwest League, Lindor ranks first in at-bats, third in hits, fourth in total bases and fifth in runs and stolen bases. He entered the 2012 season as the Indians’ No. 1 prospect as ranked by Baseball America, already boasting a glove that many consider to be major league-ready. The fact that Lindor is hitting the ball as well as he is at age 18 has to be encouraging for the Indians front office.

[Related: Tribe Grit: Indians Take Two From the White Sox and Keep Rolling]

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