With the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft completed, here’s a look at the nine players the Yankees picked over the last two days. Their first five selections were pitchers (4 college, 1 high school) and the next four selections were position players (all college).
Second Round (55th): Jacob Lindgren, LHP (Mississippi State)
Lindgren was one of the top relievers in the college ranks this season, posting a 0.81 ERA over 26 appearances with 100 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings. That’s a 16.3 K per 9, which is actually higher than the ridiculous pace that Dellin Betances is at this year for the big-league team. He gave up just 23 hits and only one for extra bases.
He has a two plus pitches, a fastball that he throws in the 92-94 mph range and a wipeout slider that goes 82-84 mph. His command is below average (4.1 BB per 9 this season) and he struggles to throw strikes consistently, according to Baseball America.… Click here to read the rest