The New York Mets selected Shawn Bowman in the 12th round of the 2002 draft out of high school. …
Offseason Q&A with Matthew Lindstrom
Inside Pitch: Matt, tell us a little bit about your background prior to being drafted by the Mets. Matthew Lindstrom: When I played in high school at Madison High School, I spent most of my time at other positions like first base and right field. I'm a Mormon and then went on a two-year mission to Sweden, where my grandfather originally came from. It was really beneficial, but was kind of weird experience. When I got back and went to Ricks College in Idaho, Ray Swanson was the coach there and he thought I would be better as a pitcher because I had a good arm. It was then I decided to switch over to pitcher full-time and concentrate on that. It was hard to keep it rolling when I got back from my mission after a two-year break. But my experiences on the mission helped me mature as a person and a player. Inside Pitch: Tell us what it was like when you were drafted by the Mets. Lindstrom: Scouts from just about every Major League club came to scout me when I was at Ricks, but I...
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