Two separate MLB scouts have reportedly told Yahoo! Sports baseball columnist Jeff Passan that Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor may end up being the most highly-touted prospect in baseball by the end of 2013.
Heard this same thing from two scouts: Indians SS Francisco Lindor, 19, may well be the best prospect in baseball by the end of this season.
Profar, as referenced, is presently baseball’s highest-rated prospect accross many independent mediums. A product of the Texas Rangers’ farm system, the 20-year-old has flown through the team’s farm system thanks to his big-league ready glove and the offensive skill set to eventually be a star.
Lindor, conversely, is still playing in high-A ball, but the 19-year-old appears primed to take the next step as he is putting up a slash line of .333/.406/.471 while walking 16 times compared to just 14 strikouts1. Lindor’s ability in the field is also touted as big-league ready, but the team wants him to continue to work on his ability to produce at the plate.