The Cardinals drafted at 39th overall and have already signed their pick, 'Ole Miss right-handed starting pitcher Lance Lynn. He speaks with Brian Walton in this exclusive interview, part of our continuing series.
Lance Lynn, given name of Michael, hails from Brownsburg, Indiana. After a standout college career at ‘Ole Miss
, the junior was brought back home when he was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals
with the 39th overall pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. It was the club's supplemental first rounder, compensation received for the signing of reliever Troy Percival
by Tampa Bay.
Lynn, a 6-foot-5, 205 pound right-hander, was the Friday night starter for the Rebels, setting school career and season strikeout records. He is a veteran of international competition and was originally drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the sixth round back in 2005.
I spoke with Lynn late Monday, the day before he signed with the Cardinals. Soon, he will be joining one of the short-season clubs, likely the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League.
Earlier audio interviews in this series:
Second-rounder Shane Peterson
Fifth-rounder Jermaine Curtis
Brian Walton can be reached via email at email@example.com.
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