At age 17 Cleveland Indians 2011 first round pick Francisco Lindor is getting an early start on his pro career. The former AFLAC All American Game Home Run Derby champion made his professional debut on Sunday going 1-3 and helping turn a pair of double plays. He also became the youngest player ever to take the field for the Indians affiliate Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the Short-A New York Penn League. In the story Lindor talks about weighing the decision whether to turn pro or honor his commitment to Florida State, being happy to be back on the field after a summer off, and moving from Puerto Rico to Florida at age 13 to learn better English and improve his skills as a ballplayer.
Tribe’s top pick makes Scrappers debut — TribToday.com