Every reason to believe Francisco Lindor stays hot

Chris Crawford discusses what fantasy managers can expect from Francisco Lindor for the rest of 2022, and while he may not be able to match the numbers from his latest run, the ceiling remains high for the 28-year-old.

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CHRIS CRAWFORD: Francisco Lindor was a fantasy disappointment the previous two years. But his second year with the Mets has been a fruitful one. And it's been particularly impressive as of late. Over the last 14 games, Lindor is hitting .442, .516, .712, with three homers and five doubles over 52 at-bats. No stolen bases in that time frame, but hard to complain with that kind of production.

The strong run has pushed his OPS above .800. So the question now is not if this is sustainable, because of course it's not, but what managers can expect from the 28-year-old over his final two months of 2022. The metrics tell a story of a player that deserves good results, but again, nothing close to this latest run.

He's in the 70th percentile or better in expected weighted on base average, and expected slugging average. And he's a well above average or better in barrel percentage, whiff rate, and average exit velocity. The version of Lindor that was a fantasy first round pick has likely come and gone because he just doesn't run as much. But there's every reason to believe he'll be a strong option for the rest of the year and long after that.