The Major League Baseball Draft. A span of days where lifelong dreams come true. Kids, whether they be in high school or college, are taking the first steps to hopefully becoming a big league ballplayer. Once your name is called, you are no longer just a kid on a field. You are about to become a professional being paid to play the game you love for a living.
Additionally, you become a prospect, someone your respective organization believes can develop into a fine big league ball player. That is exactly what the New York Yankees thought when they selected Jacob Lindgren with the 55th overall pick in the second round on Day 1 of the 2014 MLB Draft.
Lindgren, 21, is a product of Mississippi State University. A left-handed pitcher, he worked mainly as a reliever for the Bulldogs. Ranked as the 41st best prospect by MLB.com, Lindgren features a fastball with natural sinking action that can top out at 95 mph. He also has a slider at his disposal. Lindgren's stuff can be seen in action here.
And so, Lindgren becomes another prospect in the Yankees' system now working his way to the big leagues. Speaking of prospects, who exactly ranks among the Yankees' best?