This may come as a shock to all of you, but I’m not perfect. There, I said it.
Over the course of the past several weeks, I’ve managed to write up a grand total of 124 Draft Reports on the 2008 draft class. I couldn’t, tried as I did, get to every player I would have liked to write about in detail. With that in mind, over the next several days leading up to the draft, I’m going to give at least nutshell “reports” on guys I missed in TDR. Today, I’m starting with Purdue closer Josh Lindblom:
With a fastball that has been clocked up to 97 mph with some sink, Lindblom has the power arsenal you look for in a short reliever. His curve is inconsistent, but his splitter has the chance to be a plus pitch in the future. He’s also got a changeup that can work against left-handed hitters. He’s been up-and-down this season, sometimes being very hittable and sometimes being untouchable. But with his live arm and big-league body and stuff, someone is sure to bite fairly early on.