The Cleveland Indians have signed 8th overall pick Francisco Lindor, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer. Hoynes adds the Florida State commit received a bonus of $2.9 million. Without question, Francisco Lindor is the best shortstop of this year's draft class. Keith Law ranked Lindor as the 12th best prospect in the draft, and wrote a scouting report on the 17-year-old:
Lindor has grown in the last year but still projects to remain at shortstop due to his soft hands and very easy actions around the bag, as well as an above-average arm. At the plate, he keeps his hands inside the ball well and has good hand speed, projecting to hit for average and doubles power down the road. He has shown more raw power this year after a growth spurt in the offseason although power is not likely to be a huge part of his pro game. He's an above-average runner who plays with a ton of energy and gets good marks all around for his makeup.
Along with Lindor, the Indians signed all seven of their top picks, including 2nd rounder Dillon Howard.