Friday, February 19, 2016

TGP Prospects Month Top 29 Prospects List - #11 Jacob Lindgren

This has to be one of the most bittersweet feelings in the world of being an MLB prospect. You have to be happy to be listed as the 11th best prospect in what is strongly considered to be a strong prospect but at the same time it’s almost like being the first runner up in a race. You want to be in that Top 10, everyone talks about the Top 10, but at the same time you don’t want to seem ungrateful for your inclusion at #11. That’s what Jacob Lindgren, the Yankees left-handed relief pitcher, might be feeling if he’s reading this now because he’s the 11th best prospect in the Yankees system according to the TGP Top 29 Prospects Month List.

Lindgren was the Yankees first pick in the 2014 MLB First Year Players Draft and was a second round pick overall out of Mississippi State University. Lindgren was thought to possibly reach the Major Leagues by the end of that same season but it was early on in the 2015 season before Lindgren made his MLB debut and pushed his way into Joe Girardi’s “Circle of Trust.” Lindgren pitched well and looked well on his way to being a weapon for Girardi going forward before an elbow injury ended his season prematurely.

Lindgren is said to be completely healthy and ready for all the things that come along with spring training camp, hey did I forget to mention that pitchers and catchers are down in Tampa as we speak, as he looks to battle his way back into the Yankees bullpen this season. That pen seems a lot more crowded this time around than it did last season but I don’t think Lindgren will mind, all he does is pitch and get hitters out no matter the level or the competition. The Yankees future closer here ladies and gentleman, write it down.

11. Jacob Lindgren
12. Bryan Mitchell
13. Drew Finley
14. Mason Williams
15. Slade Heathcott
16. Abi Avelino
17. Hoy-Jun Park
18. Luis Torrens
19. Cale Coshow
20. Chance Adams
21. Miguel Andujar
22. Jonathan Holder
23. Tyler Wade
24. Nick Rumbelow
25.Jordan Montgomery
26.Trey Amburgey
27. Ben Gamel
28. Austin DeCarr
29. Thairo Estrada
30. James Pazos

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