Caguas, Puerto Rico
November 14, 1993
Known for his jaw-dropping defensive plays, powerful bat and dazzling smile, Francisco Lindor is one of MLB’s hottest shortstops in the game. Having left his home island when he was only 12-years-old to play baseball in America, the now 4-time All Star didn’t speak any English and experienced homesickness while away at school. Always smiling despite his struggles, he became 8th overall draft pick in the first round a few years later, and has carved out a place in the hearts of baseball fans worldwide ever since. Bienvenidos a la familia, Paquito.