Friday, June 6, 2014

ICYMI: Yankees Draft Miss. St. Jacob Lindgren

In case you missed it last night the New York Yankees took Jacob Lindgren out of Mississippi State University with the 55th overall pick in the 2014 MLB First Year Players Draft. Lindgren is 21 years old and is a full time relief pitcher that is primed to run through the Yankees system pretty quickly.

Lindgren had a 0.81 ERA with an even 100 K's and 25 walks this season in 55.1 innings pitched. Lindgren had an eye popping 16.27 K/9 and throws from the left side at 93-94 MPH. A polished college arm that could move very quickly through the Yankees system, easily in my opinion before the Matt Thornton disaster contract is up.

Lindgren wants to sign as quickly as possible and is eligible to sign at any second since Mississippi State's season ended a few weeks ago. The slot recommendation is $1,018,700 and he may end up signing for less than that, and very unlikely to command more. I see this deal getting done as soon as this weekend.

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