Mets 2015 Draft: 2nd Round Pick (#53), Desmond Lindsay | Astromets Mind

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mets 2015 Draft: 2nd Round Pick (#53), Desmond Lindsay

Desmond Lindsay 

RHB, Has multiple options but will likely start in CF, 18

Perfect Game Profile

Desmond Lindsay is a 2015 1B/3B with a 6-0 200 lb. frame from Bradenton, FL who attends Out-Of-Door Academy. Seriously strong young man, especially in the core and thighs. Right handed hitter, generates power from lower half, high hand stance with limited shift, looks to get extended, showed big power to center and right center field, ball really carries off the bat, looks like he's just tapping his potential, good game swings. Quality athlete, sub 7.00 sixty at past events, slick glove and actions at first base, has potential to play the corner outfield positions. Interesting bat to follow. Good student, verbal commitment to North Carolina. ~8/12/2013

Desmond Lindsay is a 2015 3B/1B with a 6-0 195 lb. frame from Bradenton, FL who attends Out-Of-Door Academy. Strong athletic build. Right handed hitter, rock back load and hits off his back side, rotational swing, swings hard and is very strong at contact, ball jumps hard, has adjustments to make but bat speed and strength are there. 6.99 runner, looked very smooth and comfortable at first base, footwork was good, soft hands, tools were playable at third base with arm strength and soft hands but young footwork and balance. Bat will be his carrying tool. Good student.  ~6/12/2013 

MLB Draft Countdown Tools

Speed: 45/55
Arm: 40/65
Hit for AVG: 35/55
Hit for Power: 35/60
Fielding: 40/65

Some great quotes about him from Paul DePodesta and Tommy Tanuous, courtesy of Matt Ehalt.

St. Lucie to Flushing

Amazin' Avenue

Astro reaction

Although he wasn't ranked as high in the national pre-draft boards as where the Mets took him, I'm starting to really like this pick. It seems likely that two things lowered his draft rankings: a hamstring injury and where he played. The injury had him out during this past Spring, so he missed out on opportunities to impress while others jumped ahead of him. The Mets saw him play in CF and they think he can stick there, while most boards were ranking him as a corners guy (3B/1B, maybe the OF), so that alone accounts for a huge difference in their respective rankings. The Mets like his hit tool, and think he can add power, which will be important if he can't stick in CF. Linday's upside is impressive for the Mets first pick considering where they were drafting, but he needs a lot to go right for him to reach it.

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