Jacob Lindgren continues to receive praise for his junior season with Mississippi State.
The left hander was selected as a first team All-American by Perfect Game’s Kendall Rogers on Tuesday.
It is the third All-American honor Lindgren has received. He was a first team All-American by Baseball America and received second team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Lindgren was taken with the 55th overall pick by the New York Yankees in the First-Year Player Draft earlier this month. He signed with the Yankees last week and will start his professional baseball career soon.
“Lindgren established himself as one of the most versatile and consistent relievers in the country this season,” Rogers wrote. “He had a big-time stuff with an electric fastball and slider combination.”
The Bay St. Louis native was also a first team All-Southeastern Conference selection, as well as, a finalist for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award, given to the nation’s top relief pitcher, the Olson Award, given to the breakout player of the year in college in baseball and the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, awarded to Mississippi’s top college baseball player.
Lindgren finished the season with 100 strike outs in just 55 1/3 innings pitched. He held a 6-1 record and a team-low 0.8 1 earned run average.