Francisco Lindor is a game-changer. Whether he’s at the plate on an 0-2 count with the bases loaded or diving after a sharp grounder at his shortstop position, the 23 year old is a big play waiting to happen. But he didn’t get so good overnight — he’s put in decades of hard work to get to this point.
“For me, I use the offseason to get ahead (of the competition),” Lindor explained. “There are 162 games plus the playoffs so it can really wear you out if you’re not careful. That extra preparation pays off big time down the line.”
His typical offseason training schedule is just ridiculous too. Look at this:
- He wakes up at 7:30.
- Before long, he eats a quick, healthy breakfast.
- After that, Lindor heads to the gym to get some quality lifting in.
- Then it’s time for some on-field work, as he fields grounders and gets some swings in.
- He’ll head back home around noon for a lunch.
- But then, he heads back to the field where he does even more fielding drills.
- He will spend the rest of the afternoon doing more workouts at home where he has a pool and tires.
Yeah… that’s quite the busy day. But at least he has some time later to wind down at the end of it. So what does he do to relax?