According to “The Shredder” which computes a Top-10 rankings list bases on traditional and advanced stats as well as offensive and defensive metrics. Analysis by the network’s research team, new Mets superstar Francisco Lindor ranks fourth among the best of the best at his position.
As MLB Network continues to unveil their Top 10 Players Right Now for each position on Tuesday night. The spotlight turned to the league’s best shortstops.
Checking in atop the list for the second straight year is Colorado’s Trevor Story, followed by Fernado Tatis Jr. and Xander Bogaerts in the top three. Tatis jumped up from sixth on last year’s rankings, while Bogaerts moved up from number five UFA.
Francisco Lindor, meanwhile, dropped down two spots compared to last year’s rankings.
The 27-year-old may have had a down year in 2020 compared to his own superb standards, but it was still a very solid year. The four-time All-Star slashed .258/.335/.415 with eight home runs, 27 RBI and 30 runs scored in 60 games.
But even after a down year, there’s plenty of reason to expect Lindor to bounce back with a great first season in Queens. With a career average slash line of .285/.346/.488 with an average of 29 home runs, 86 RBI, and 106 runs scored over his first six years. Lindor could quickly become a leader of the Mets’ offense and potential face of the franchise.