John William Lindsey is a professional baseball player from the United States of America and plays as a first baseman. At high school, Lindsey was a member of the football and baseball teams. He graduated in 1995 and decided to declare for the 1995 MLB Amateur Draft. Lindsey joined the Colorado Rockies after they picked him up in the 13th round of the draft.
Lindsey made his way into the farm system at Colorado and between 1995 and 2001, played for the Portland Rockies, the Asheville Tourists and the Salem Avalanche, only till the A-League. Stuck without any signs of improvement in his status as a Rockies player, Lindsey decided to move to the Seattle Mariners in 2002. His Mariners career began with the San Bernardino Stampede in the A-League.
In 2003, he moved up to the San Antonio Missions, in the AA-League, for a season however, his performance for the Stampede was his best when he hit at .297 with 93 RBI. In 2005, again tired of being stuck in the AA-League, Lindsey moved to the Florida Marlins, playing for their A-League affiliates, the Jupiter Hammerheads. A poor season saw him move out of the MLB structure and join the Can-Am League, organized by the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball.
He played for the New Jersey Jackals in the Can-Am League and was hitting at .311, smashing 10 home runs in 2006. A collision over home plate led to a leg injury that kept him out of the season after just 69 games.
Lindsey had decided that 2006 would be his last season in baseball and he returned to Mississippi to study at the Pearl River Junior College for his life after baseball. Lorenzo Bundy, manager for the Las Vegas 51s, the Dodgers’ AAA-League affiliates, decided to call upon Lindsey, a player he had worked with as the roving instructor for the Rockies. Lindsey was invited to Spring Training and after a memorable session, he was signed up by the Dodgers and sent to the Jacksonville Suns for the AA-League season.
Batting at .286 with the Suns, Lindsey had hit 33 RBI and 11 homers when a place opened up for him in the AAA-League affiliate. Lindsay’s revival continued as he moved to the Las Vegas 51s and scored at .333 with 19 homers and 88 RBI in 77 games, through 2007. Lindsey was called to the Dodgers’ MLB camp, not as a member of the roster though, in 2008.
2008 was spent at the Las Vegas 51s where Lindsey rocked the audience with his .316 batting average and 26 hits outside the ballpark. His 100 RBI got him his second Annual Mayor’s Trophy, making him the only player to win it in consecutive years. At the end of the season, Lindsey became a free agent and signed with the Florida Marlins for a minor league contract.
He began 2009 with the New Orleans Zephyrs but once the Dodgers decided to call him back into their roster, he signed with the team for the 2010 season.