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Jacob Lindgren

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Jacob Lindgren
Name: Jacob Stephen Lindgren
Born: Mar 12, 1993 in Kiln, MS
College: Mississippi State
High School: St. Stanislaus HS, Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 2nd round (55th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2014 (signed for $1,018,700)
Lindgren was part of what was considered a strong high school class in Mississippi in 2011 that included other high draft picks Connor Barron, Senquez Golson, Hawtin Buchanan and Brandon Woodruff in not signing. While the others were single-digit draft picks, Lindgren slipped to the 12th round but is the favorite to go out highest in 2014. The 5-foot-11, 204-pound struggled as a sophomore, failing to hold onto Mississippi State's Friday starter role, due in part to a comebacker that hit him in the knee. He rolled his ankle on the same play and struggled to throw strikes thereafter, making his last start in the Southeastern Conference title game. He relieved in the Cape Cod League that summer and has remained in relief for the Bulldogs, with his velocity jumping and his performance spiking. He regularly reaches 93-94 mph with his fastball with heavy life and arm-side run. He's tabled his curve and changeup in a relief role, sticking to the heater and his hard, plus slider in the low to mid 80s. His stiff delivery likely leads him to a future relief role as well, and his 16.8 strikeouts per nine indicate he can dominate in that job. Lindgren lacks command, and his control usually is just enough.
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