Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor spoke to a group of 18 kids who were from Philedelphia’s RBI program at the Citizens Bank Park. Lindor took the time to talk to the youngsters about some of the challenges he had growing up in the sport, and had to overcome a few things such as being afraid of getting hit by the ball when he was just getting started in the sport. The shortstop player also spent a few minutes telling his young audience that they need to do whatever it takes to accomplish their dreams, which was followed up by some on the field advice on the sport.
The Caguas, Puerto Rico native had the opportunity to go to school and attend Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, which is where played ball with the USA Today All-USA high school team. He entered the 2011 MLB Draft and was selected in the first round as the eighth overall pick by the Cleveland Indians, but didn’t make his professional debut until the summer of 2015. Lindor still plays for Cleveland today and was even named the AL Rookie of the Month in September 2015.
Lindor spoke to a group of kids at the end of April in Philadelphia to help them stay motivated to accomplish their dreams and tackle their biggest hurdles with confidence.
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