• Jacob Lindgren

    Posted by on June 6th, 2014 · Comments (4)

    BBA America had him at #89 in their top 200 prospects list.  Yankees took him at #55.

    Short lefty relief pitcher with a fastball-slider combo.

    At best, maybe he can be Billy Wagner or Ricardo Rincon. At the worst, he can be Joe Klink. In the end, he’ll probably be somewhere in between.

    Comments on Jacob Lindgren

    1. Scout
      June 6th, 2014 | 9:00 am

      He had an exceptionally high K/inning rate in college and should move very quickly through the system. Though hardly a sure thing (almost no draft pick is), he can be in the big leagues quickly and contribute to the bullpen. Given that the Yankees stink at player development of raw talent, I’ll live with this pick. Cito Culver he ain’t.

    2. June 6th, 2014 | 12:36 pm

      But, is it Mark Montgomery?

    3. Scout
      June 6th, 2014 | 9:02 pm

      As you like to say, Steve, time will tell. :-)

    4. Raf
      June 7th, 2014 | 8:56 am

      Scout wrote:

      He had an exceptionally high K/inning rate in college and should move very quickly through the system. Though hardly a sure thing (almost no draft pick is), he can be in the big leagues quickly and contribute to the bullpen. Given that the Yankees stink at player development of raw talent, I’ll live with this pick. Cito Culver he ain’t.

      It will be interesting to see if he advances through the system quickly. Usually, the Yankees don’t rush their players.

      Speaking of Culver, I know he pitched in high school. May as well put him back on the mound instead of running him out at short.

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