Francisco Lindor is another player that has struggled to start the season but will be just fine. This is a new team, a new city, and a new league for Lindor so there is an adjustment period that Lindor will have to go through before he can get back to the top 15 player all Mets fans know he is.
Like Conforto, Lindor’s contract extension was a big conversation piece this winter but unlike Conforto Lindor did indeed sign a new contract to keep him in Queens for the foreseeable future.
Lindor came into the league in 2015 taking baseball by storm and finishing second in the AL rookie of the year voting. He then proceeded to rattle off four straight All-Star appearances for the American League and if 2020 had an All-Star game it probably would d have been five in a row.
In Lindor’s six-year career before coming to the Mets, Lindor was a .285/.346/.485/.831 with nearly 350 extra-base hits and over 400 RBIs. Lindor is elite bottom line.
There is not much evidence throughout Lindor’s career to imply that an early-season slump to start 2021 will be a long-lasting one. With all the postponements the Mets have had it is hard for a player to get in a rhythm, let alone a player that is also with a new team for the first time in his career.
When the season is all said and done, I would venture to bet that Lindor’s final stat line will look pretty similar to the closing stat line of every year of Lindor’s career.