Congratulations to Montverde Academy 2011 graduate and current MLB Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor – who was selected as a runner-up in the 2015 AL Rookie of the Year Award announced Monday!  Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was named the American League Rookie of the Year.  Correa received 17 first-place votes and 13 second-place votes, for a total of 124 points. Lindor was second with 13 firsts, 14 seconds, for a total of 109 points.  Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano received third place with a total of 20 points. 

Lindor, who made his debut in mid-June, proved to be one of the best rookies – and best players in all of the American League.  And in comparison to the league average-hitter, Correa and Lindor were close in their overall accomplishments this year. Most notable was that Correa (.279/.345/.512) was 33 percent better than the league-average hitter.  Lindor (.313/.353/.482) was 28 percent better. According to an article “Cleveland Indians: Former host family was pulling for Francisco Lindor,” written by David Glasier of The News-Herald and published 11/16/15, “In 99 games with the Indians after his promotion from Triple-A Columbus on June 14, the 22-year-old native of Puerto Rico batted .313 with 12 home runs,51 RBI, 13 stolen bases and an AL-high 13 sacrifice bunts. Lindor also was solid in the field, leading all AL shortstops with 10 defensive runs saved.” To read the entire aforementioned article, please visit HERE.