The 3 best moments from Francisco Lindor in 2023

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Francisco Lindor has become a reliable star since he signed a 10-year contract extension with the New York Mets a few years ago. These past two seasons Lindor has been productive and has gotten extremely comfortable with the atmosphere in Queens. In 2022, Lindor slashed .270 with 26 home runs and 107 RBI. Then in 2023, Lindor batted .254 with a record-setting 31 home runs and 99 RBI. Even though the 2023 campaign was not a great year to be a Mets fan, Lindor had a ton of moments that make us remember the reason why we brought him to Queens in the first place.

3) Spin-O-Rama against the Milwaukee Brewers

Lindor has always been really good with his glove, making spectacular catches throughout his entire career. That being said it can be extremely hard to just choose one play he made in 2023 but who can forget an infamous spin-o-rama call by Gary Cohen.

In the top of the 2nd inning, Verlander served a ground ball up the middle which seemed to be an easy base hit for Luis Urias. Fortunately in the Met's case, Lindor was there to snag it and make a fantastic spinning jump through to Alonso at first to get the out.

2) Walk-off single against the Guardians

One of Lindor's biggest hits of the season came in his first game against the Guardians since he was traded back in 2021. The Mets were looking to keep the momentum going after Alonso put the finishing touches on the Rays two days prior.

Lindor answered that call and came through with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning. He got the pitch he wanted from Emmanuel Clase, driving it up the middle to put yet another win on the board for the Mets.

1) 30/30

On this day, Lindor became only the 4th Met ever to have 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a single season. He punched his ticket into the history books in dramatic fashion as he hit not one but two home runs this game.

The first one came in the bottom of the 2nd when he belted the pitch from Johnny Cueto over the right field wall. Then the second one would come two innings later in the bottom of the 4th, landing in essentially the same spot.

Lindor has done many great things not just throughout his career but as a member of the Mets as well. His leadership has made the team better as a whole and he will continue to take this team to new heights over the upcoming seasons.