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Birth Date1-15-1997
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age22 years, 3 months, 10 days
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2015 BRO A- NYP 14 53 .260 .306 .367 .346 94 -1 1.5 0.1 80 0 -3.8 -1.0 -2.2 -0.6
2015 MTS Rk GCL 21 81 .231 .290 .304 .426 101 4.9 2.5 -0.2 169 0 0.0 0.7 2.0 0.5
2016 BRO A- NYP 32 134 .234 .307 .325 .358 98 11.5 3.7 0.1 167 0 -3.8 -0.1 4.8 0.5
2016 MTS Rk GCL 5 16 .221 .307 .274 .667 98 2.8 0.5 -0.1 180 0 -0.6 0.0 0.5 0.0
2017 COL A SAL 65 251 .254 .324 .369 .298 90 1.3 7.0 0.5 110 0 2.2 2.2 -1.3 1.1
2018 SLU A+ FSL 84 335 .253 .320 .367 .300 97 -8.7 9.5 0.1 86 0 6.0 -0.7 -11.4 0.4
2018 MTS Rk GCL 6 25 .228 .331 .325 .429 106 1.5 0.8 0 92 0 0.2 0.6 -0.8 0.1
2018 SCO Wnt AFL 8 31 .250 .351 .379 .294 87 2.7 0.8 -0.2 87 0 0.0 0.8 0.7 0.2
2019 SLU A+ FSL 15 59 .223 .307 .318 .360 99 -2.3 1.7 0.2 0 0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

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2015 MTS Rk GCL 81 69 10 21 4 2 1 32 6 11 21 3 2 .304 .400 .464 .159 0 1
2015 BRO A- NYP 53 45 3 9 3 0 0 12 7 7 19 0 1 .200 .308 .267 .067 0 1
2016 MTS Rk GCL 16 11 3 4 1 0 0 5 0 5 5 0 0 .364 .563 .455 .091 0 0
2016 BRO A- NYP 134 111 18 33 5 0 4 50 17 20 26 3 1 .297 .418 .450 .153 0 0
2017 COL A SAL 251 214 40 47 10 1 8 83 30 33 77 4 2 .220 .327 .388 .168 2 0
2018 SLU A+ FSL 335 294 27 64 11 5 3 94 30 37 89 7 7 .218 .310 .320 .102 1 0
2018 MTS Rk GCL 25 20 4 6 2 0 0 8 3 3 7 2 0 .300 .400 .400 .100 1 0
2018 SCO Wnt AFL 31 28 5 8 1 0 3 18 4 3 8 0 1 .286 .355 .643 .357 0 0
2019 SLU A+ FSL 59 51 8 10 2 0 1 15 5 7 25 1 0 .196 .305 .294 .098 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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90o 338 37 61 8 1 12 38 31 104 3 2 .201 .273 .352 62 0.6 CF 1, 0.2
80o 314 33 53 7 1 10 33 27 99 3 2 .186 .255 .323 53 -4.2 CF 1, -0.3
70o 297 30 47 6 1 9 30 24 95 2 2 .173 .239 .303 46 -7.2 CF 1, -0.6
60o 283 27 44 6 1 8 28 22 92 2 1 .171 .234 .295 40 -9.5 CF 1, -0.9
50o 269 25 40 5 1 8 25 20 88 2 1 .162 .223 .287 35 -11.4 CF 1, -1.1
40o 255 23 37 5 1 7 23 18 85 2 1 .157 .216 .277 29 -13.1 CF 1, -1.3
30o 241 20 32 4 1 6 21 16 81 2 1 .143 .199 .251 24 -14.6 CF 1, -1.5
20o 224 18 28 4 1 5 19 14 77 1 1 .135 .188 .236 17 -16.0 CF 1, -1.6
10o 200 15 23 3 1 4 15 11 70 1 1 .123 .171 .214 7 -17.4 CF 1, -1.8
Weighted Mean275264151826219021.163.225.28637-10.5CF 1,-1.0

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2018-04-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Desmond Lindsay striking out again at a good clip early on. Is his bat control a big issue going forward? (heard this from another site)
(Doug from New Jersey)
I'd have to see him again. Approach and bat control were fine last year, but that was also another major injury ago. These things can have cumulative effect. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Odds Desmond Lindsay makes next year’s top 50?
(John from NYC)
I am not off the Lindsay bandwagon, but I'm eyeing the next stop. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-10-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be more down on Justin Dunn or Desmond Lindsay?
(Meg from Altoona)
We can't even agree *internally* on how messed up Dunn is right now, which is itself not the world's greatest sign. Lindsay looked fine on a healthy series look, but when is he ever healthy? They're going to rank right around each other on the Mets list, but at least they're probably still going to make the list... -- Jarrett (World Series Chat)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Desmond Lindsay *face palm*
(Cadi B from NY)
Health is a skill. He does have other skills though. I'm still a fan, but he really, really needs to stay on the field for a full season in 2018 (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-18 23:00:00 (link to chat)How deep a league do you have to be in to feel comfortable holding the perpetually dinged Desmond Lindsay and/or Forrest Wall?
(Tim from Portland)
Yeesh, pretty damn deep. Lindsay's unowned in a 15-teamer I'm in with 20-man prospect benches. He probably *should* be owned in that league, but that's the depth we're talking about. Wall's probably worth hanging onto in, like, 175-200 prospect leagues, but I'd imagine you'd be able to draft him again next year without too much trouble if you've got a keeper limit to negotiate. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. With all the promotions (Rosario/Smith) and the regression of other candidates (Szapucki), are there any viable Mets candidates for the Top 101 prospects list in '18?
(wileecoyote121 from Mamaroneck, NY)
Good question! The Mets are in that most disappointing but desired place as a team where all your guys are coming to fruition and the farm suddenly looks bare. Rosario's been fun, and I guess Smith is as much as project as you might expect, but it's cool that everyone's heading to Queens as expected.

As for future Mets? I'm a big Desmond Lindsay fan, but his hurt/ineffective 2017 is kind of a bummer. And yeah, Dunn and Szapucki have regressed in frustrating ways. I'd say Szapucki's history and Lindsay's potential might land them on a top 100, but I'm not sure who else would show up. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Jeff -- I'm so happy for you & glad BP has you to leading the way. Obviously your team's list has an emphasis on upside. From a Mets perspective, who in the system has you excited and fits the profile of your list -- young, toolsy with high upside -- but wouldn't necessarily be the next Mets' prospect on this list?
(jdsuss from Queens)
Hi JD! It's probably still Desmond Lindsay who hasn't hit and still can't stay healthy, but every time I see him it just looks right. I will say it is a player profile the Mets don't really have a ton of right now. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Highest ceiling or anyone you can give helium to? SS Fernando Tatis OF Taylor Trammell OF Desmond Lindsay thanks...
(Accudart from VT)
Out of the group -- and I'm not really super informed on these guys because of their youth, so take the grain of salt for sure -- I'd go with Desmond Lindsay. I think Tatis and Trammell are just as likely to hit in the bigs, but betting on young shortstops is always dicey, and Trammell seems to fit a profile the Reds already have underperforming in AAA. Lindsay's patience and power profile looks a little like a poor man's minor league Mookie Betts, which would have to entice a deep dynasty player or a Mets fan. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Did Desmond Lindsay get any consideration for the list? How heavily impacted is his stock by injury risk?
(Hank from Durham)
Smith, Lindsay, and Dunn all would have made a top 150, maybe even a top 125. If this was my personal pref list, I could have found a way to get Lindsay on the 101, I don't know he is that far off Jahmai Jones and Anthony Alford as a prospect, but the risk profile here is so extreme. He was a corner infielder in high school, moving to center on the fly, and he's lost a ton of development time already to hamstring issues. And he still only has a short-season resume. A healthy 2017 in Columbia could really jump him into and up next year's 101 though, because while this isn't a personal pref list, I'm not afraid to blow up a guy I really like.

Either way I don't think he is the 137th best prospect next year or whatever. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Trevor-- The Mets lost their 2015 first rounder when the signed Cuddyer, but still made out with Desmond Lindsay in the 2nd round and Thomas Szapucki in the 5th round. Is it safe to say they made out with two first round talents?
(Dan C from New York City)
I always hesitate to grade players as first round talents in baseball. This feels easier in football where grading talent is just kind of a no-brainer after a year. With MLB development and scouting being such black boxes, it seems to me that first round talent is kind of a weird mix of affordability and coaching as opposed to position. That said: either the Mets are a powerhouse in scouting or development or both, or they totally gamed the system because Lindsay and Szapucki look like top tier talents. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Even though the Mets lost their 2015 first round pick, they seem to have made out pretty well in that draft (Desmond Lindsay in the 2nd and Thomas Szapucki in the 5th). Is it fair to say they made out with two first round talents? Would they each be drafted in the first round in a redraft?
(Carson from NY)
I feel like we might be doing a redraft of that year this Summer? I think Szapucki definitely would be and Lindsay would certainly be in the mix. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mets seem to have a couple prospects with some serious helium velocity, specifically Thomas Szapucki, Andres Gimenez and Desmond Lindsay. What do you make of these guys and which have the best chance of being a top 50 prospect by midseason?
(Hermes from NYC)
If you're talking about the BP Top 50, I'd certainly guess Szap. Jeff and Jarrett love that guy, and if he maintains the velo to start 2017, people are going to lose their minds. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Handedness aside, do you feel Austin Jackson or Denard Span is a better comp for Desmond Lindsay? Or neither? Regardless, if you had to bet, how do you see his next 2ish years in the minors unfolding and how his prospect status will change (or not change).
(Henry from NY)
I'm not convinced Lindsay's a centerfielder yet and I think he's got more power than Span, so I guess Jackson? I generally don't love comps for short-season guys that can go in a lot of different directions, to be honest.

If I had to bet on what Lindsay does over the next two years, I'll bet that he keeps having recurring leg injuries because he's had an awful lot of recurring leg injuries, and that he'll also continue to hit. Attrition and level advancement causes his stock to relatively rise. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a chance Desmond Lindsay blows up into a top 25 prospect next year if he has a strong healthy year in the SAL?
(Mike from NY)
Absolutely, although if he has a year that good it probably won't be entirely in the Sally. But his legs have to stay healthy for four straight months at some point. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know comps are difficult and almost always imperfect, but what do you think about Desmond Lindsay comp to (a righty) Denard Span? Span even has the hamstring issues as well
(Rick from PSL)
I don't like left/right comps, but that isn't awful. I kind of like Young Austin Jackson (minus the +30 glove or whatever the advanced metrics spat out on him once upon a time) (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Got to watch a lot of Brooklyn Cyclones this year- can honestly say I don't remember watching a minor league team with that much talent. Justin Dunn, Desmond Lindsay, Thomas Szapucki and Peter Alonso all look like they have a chance at becoming solid major leaguers, right?
(Earl of Sandwich from Brooklyn)
I'm lower on Alonso than most, but yeah, it was a fun little squad, especially after last year's being pretty barren. I'd throw in Merandy Gonzalez too, raw and probably a reliever, but potential major league arm for sure. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)Best mets prospect that nobody is talking about?
(Gabe from Ohio)
I would've said Desmond Lindsay coming into the chat, but y'all sure did have a lot of Desmond Lindsay questions.

Marcos Molina has missed the entire year with TJS, but that's a special arm if healthy, and he could be healthy in 2017. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Desmond Lindsay have star potential? Seems to have all the tools with a great approach.
(TC from Freehold)
"Star" is a bit strong for me, and I like Lindsay a lot. The two years of hamstring problems would worry me, as he is another guy whose stock benefits from being able to stick in CF (a position, unlike Moniak, he didn't play in high school). But yeah, the tools are fun, and outside of physically being able to actually run, everything still looked good at the plate when I saw him recently. I think the potential here is more solid regular in CF though. But that is good! (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for your answer to my Desmond Lindsay Q! How many Mets do you think make this upcoming offseasons top 100? Generally speaking, are there any Mets prospects you like more than the average guy?
(TC from Freehold)
Rosario will be very high. I will argue Szapucki on I imagine. Dunn and Smith will probably be in the conversation, but I wouldn't bet strongly on either. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Adam, I live in Brooklyn and am a Mets fan and have had the pleasure of watching a very talented Cyclones team this year. Specifically, Justin Dunn, Thomas Szapucki and Desmond Lindsay (.308/.444./.514 jump out at me. How do you project those three guys?
(Ian from Brooklyn)
I like something (or a lot of things) about all three of those players, respectively. I think Dunn could be very good, Szapucki I can see in the big leagues in some capacity. Maybe as a starter, though I can see his angle and mix of stuff playing well in shorter stints. Desmond Lindsay's ability to hit and stay through the ball to all fields really jumped out at me as an amateur. He's been a nice boost for the system. (Adam McInturff)
2016-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Desmond Lindsay based on his play this year? Still a power/speed guy? Ceiling if everything goes right? Top 5 Mets prospect next year? Thanks
(Brian from Parkland, FL)
Gotten a ton of good reports on Lindsay. He might be a Mets top five prospect right now. Always had a ton of upside, but he's really impressed with his approach and acumen. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have gotten a chance to watch a lot of Cyclones games this year (just moved to Brooklyn from Atlanta and I am a Braves fan). Nonetheless, I really enjoy MiLB and go to as many BK games as I can. It pains me to say it, but I really think the Mets somehow have A LOT of talent on this team. I've gotten to watch Dunn, Szapucki and both Gonsalezes start. They all look like major league arms (especially the first two). Hitting wise, Desmond Lindsay and Peter Alonso look like studs. Woodmansee looks solid too. Can you weigh in on my evaluation/tell me what you think of these guys who I've been consistently watching? I really appreciate it and I love these chats. Thank you!!
(Arsenio from Brooklyn)
I think you're onto something, Arsenio. I wouldn't go so far as calling Lindsay and Alonso "studs" but they're good prospects, particularly Lindsay. Szapucki has been sensational, I'm excited to see that stuff face full-season hitters. That's a good team. I'm glad you're taking advantage of the chance to see it in action. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)At what point do you think we'll see Desmond Lindsay in game action, and what do you expect to see when he's out there?
(Steve from NY)
Looks like he's getting in games in the GCL right now. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-06-07 12:00:00 (link to chat)Jeffrey. Are there any Low Minor Mets Prospects you are higher on then others who haven't been discussed?
(Alexei from At Work)
I would assume Ali Sanchez, Desmond Lindsay, and Luis Carpio are fairly well-known nowadays. I liked Harol Gonzalez in Kinsport last year, but I don't know if the frame holds up as a starter and it is far more polish than projection. Nabil Crismatt has a chance to make a major league pen. I liked what I saw from Max Wottell in a brief GCL look. Arnaldo Berrios is fun as a mini-Baez that will never hit even as much as maxi-Baez. I guess Raphael Ramirez is my guy, he is super-raw, but it's a true CF profile with some potential pop. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anybody standing out good/bad in the mets farm system?
(Larry from Carolina)
It hasn't been a good April for the Top Ten types. Outside of Rosario, only Becerra and Gsellman are doing much of note (and Becerra is an empty .300, continuing his power outage that I wrote about at BP Mets last week). It will be much more interesting what short-season starts up, and/or Desmond Lindsay is healthy enough for Columbia. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who are the best Mets' prospects I can expect to see in Brooklyn this summer?
(mjm488 from New York)
I am terrible at predicting these things, and they often come down to Spring and XST performances I'm not privy to, but I would think Desmond Lindsay will get a Summer at Coney. I really like the profile, and he isn't QUITE as raw as you'd think, but could use a season of CF reps with less pressure on the bat. Ali Sanchez will be there. He probably could handle the Sally, but I think Patrick Mazeika will get that assignment. Raphael Ramirez is likely as well, and he may even have more raw tools than Lindsay. Might see the #20 and/or #31 picks too, especially if they are college guys. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yo Wilson, got 3 prospects that I don't know much about in Isan Diaz, Desmond Lindsay, & Wilkerman Garcia. Any chance you know more about them then what I know?
(Leonard from None of Your Business)
Diaz can really hit, but I wouldn't go *too* nuts scouting his stat line in the high-octane Pioneer League, particularly re: the steals. Wrote him up here:

Lindsay cracked Bret's top 30 of 2015 signees. Higher real-world value, but can be a quicker mover & a decent floor type. Notes:

Garcia is a high helium alert, with the chance to bust onto a bunch of lists by this time next year after jumping stateside and holding his own at 17 last year. Notes: (Wilson Karaman)

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