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Jacob Lindgren

Born: 03/12/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 180
Mechanics
Small statured; sturdy lower half; maxed frame; excellent arm speed; 3/4th arm slot; quirky mechanics; methodical delivery that needs to hit on all cylinders for peak effectiveness; slight stab; mostly stiff upper half; mild drive; max effort as reliever; falls towards third base side; slight rock and pause in delivery; predominantly turns hips; causes timing issues; generates good plane on his pitches even with being smaller statured; able to keep body balanced and in unison.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 08/17/2014
Affiliate Trenton Thunder (AA, Yankees)
Dates Seen 8/15/2014
OFP 55
Realistic 55; Late-innings Reliever
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 60 90-92 92 Generates good plane; lively pitch; able to cut or work arm-side run; hitters have trouble timing his FB; excellent movement overall; LHH struggle mightily to pick up out of his hand; able to still hide pitch against RHH; command is currently average; will leave FB up in zone at times and does not have elite velocity to get away with this; drags his arm ocassionally which causes a few to whip too far outside the zone; FB likely plays up to plus with slight refinement in command and rest after a long season pitching in college and minors.
SL 65 70 81-84 84 Extreme tilt; tight spin and two-plane break; snaps and moves quickly; ability to pound both sides of the plate; works against both LHH and RHH; hitters have hard time identifying and recognizing pitch out of hand; many late swings and buckled knees; release points wavered; released too early a few times; still showed tilt but lacked the extreme two-plane break; average command currently; will reach plus-plus offering with slight release point refinement.
Overall

Lindgren is ready for the majors right now. His FB/SL combo would play at the highest level right at this moment, and he has the potential to become a late innings reliever.

There is minimal growth left, but he will work efficiently as a one or two inning reliever that can work his FB on both sides of the plate and then finish off hitters with the SL. Lindgren could be a dominating reliever next season, and will be effective against both LHH and RHH.

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