Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jacob Lindgren Auto

How's that for a post title? See, I didn't lie:
Jacob Lindgren was the Yanks first draft pick last year (second round), and was said to be on the fast track to the Majors as a reliever. Many actually predicted him to be the first 2014 draftee to make it to MLB, although that didn't happen. It wasn't Lindgren's fault -- he pitched wonderfully.

I loved this pick for the Yanks. Instead of rolling the dice on a second rounder who might be years away, they took a reliever that is near MLB-ready. Having three first round picks in 2013 really afforded them the opportunity to overlook some of the more "high upside" guys usually taken in the first 100 picks.

I fully expect him to come to spring training with a chance to win a job in the Yanks pen. You can never have enough shutdown lefties, and I have a sneaky feeling he's going to be a very good one for years to come.


  1. Darn it, you got a Lindgren card before I could (although both a base card and an auto are currently on their way ;)).

    Congrats on the nice pickup. Lets hope he comes up next year, it ought to be a lot of fun to see new guys like Lindgren and (hopefully) Refsnyder up.

    1. It looks like he signed a ton for Leaf. I think you mentioned he's in Bowman Draft too!

  2. What a great looking card! For once, I really dig the shiny/refractor nature of this one and the "pitching right at me" image is top notch.

    Congrats on the pick-up!