Lindor is the latest top prospect to be promoted to the bigs, joining Byron Buxton (Twins) and Carlos Correa (Astros) in making their debuts this week. The shortstop will replace the Tribe's tandem of Mike Aviles and Zach Walters at shortstop, likely taking the position that he will hold for years to come.
Lindor, 21, was taken by the Indians as the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft out of Montverde High School in Florida. He has hit .279/.346/.398 with two home runs in 57 games with Triple-A Columbus this season, with calls for his promotion coming due to the Indians' inconsistent situation at the shortstop position.
Heading into the season, Lindor was ranked by Baseball America as the ninth-best prospect in baseball, falling behind major-leaguers Kris Bryant, Buxton, Addison Russell, Correa, Joey Gallo and Joc Pederson. He is known as an above-average fielder who can hit for average, but is not expected to be a power hitter in the majors. In his five-year minor-league career, Lindor hit .278/.354/.384 with only 21 home runs, committing only 65 errors in 410 games.