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SF Giants-Cleveland: Five Potential Francisco Lindor Trades

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor could very easily become the SF Giants biggest acquisition in years. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor could very easily become the SF Giants biggest acquisition in years. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
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Alex Dickerson #12 of the SF Giants bats during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 1, 2020. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Five Potential SF Giants-Cleveland Trades:
Alex Dickerson, Luis Matos, Seth Corry, Ricardo Genoves, Sean Hjelle for Francisco Lindor

In the opposite type of deal from the Bart proposal, Cleveland could focus on ensuring they get at least one future contributor in return. Rather than target one elite prospect, they could instead ask for a number of very good prospects.

Corry and Luis Matos both rank among the Giants ten best prospects. Sean Hjelle tends to rank on the border between the top ten and early teens, while Genoves ranks between 15 and 25. All have very good chances of becoming MLB players with long careers.

Matos is an exciting young outfielder who may have five-tool potential. Still, he’s yet to receive extended playing time above the Dominican Summer League. Genoves has a strong defensive profile at catcher and began showing his plus power in games last season between Low-A and a cup of coffee at the South Atlantic League.

Hjelle, considered one of the safest pitchers in the 2018 draft, is 6’11”, but has excellent control of his pitches and generates ground balls at an elite rate. Given his unique stature, there may be some unique potential that Cleveland pitching coaches would love to work with. He also reached Double-A last season and could foreseeably make his big-league debut in 2022.

Cleveland wouldn’t have a big name to show their fanbase, but would also be in a great position to have something to show for it. While none of the prospects would make an immediate impact, Alex Dickerson would make an elite platoon candidate with Franmil Reyes at DH or in a corner outfield spot.

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