NYY Bullpen Could Add Lindgren
The New York Yankees have one of the most intimidating bullpens on paper heading into the 2016 MLB season. The trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, and newly acquired Aroldis Chapman may prove to be the most formidable back-end in baseball next season. But it's getting to them that may be even more important.
The Yankees look to take care of their starters even more in hopes that they are healthy to make a late playoff push. They key to everything for the Yankees as far as pitching goes could be the man that links the starters to the terrifying trio.
That man should be Jacob Lindgren. Lindgren made his MLB debut last season for the Yankees. Although it didn't go as well as everyone may have wanted, there were signs that Lindgren could be a big piece of the future when it comes to the Yankees bullpen.
In seven appearances in the big leagues last season, Lindgren had an inflated 5.14 ERA while giving up 3 homers in his 7 IP. Even though the results weren't great, there were glimpses of what Lindgren, 22, could be. With a fastball that could easily get him ahead in counts, to a change-up that could develop as his "out-pitch," Lindgren could develop into the guy the Yankees may need most in 2016.