Joshua William Lindblom is a professional baseball player from the United States of America where he specializes in the role of a pitcher. At the Harrison High school, Lindblom was a standout performer and got the chance to appear in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft, a chance that the right-hander picked up without hesitation. Lindblom was named as Baseball America’s top prospect in the state of Indiana, getting an 8-2 record with a 2.30 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 76 innings.
Lindblom was picked by the Houston Astros directly out of high school but instead of signing with the MLB outfit, Lindblom decided to attend college and went to the University of Tennessee. Playing just one season with the University of Tennessee Volunteers, Lindblom decided to move to Purdue University where he shifted from being the starting pitcher to being the closer. Lindblom was named as one of the top college prospects and he decided to declare for the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft, after just 3 seasons in the NCAA.
Lindblom was picked at 61st overall, in the second round of the Amateur Draft, by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Lindblom began his playing career in the A-Division, playing for the Great Lakes Loons. 8 starts in 8 games with a 1.86 ERA got him a rapid push up to the AA-League where he played for the Jacksonville Suns for a single game.
In 2009, Lindblom started the season with the Chattanooga Lookouts in the AA-League and 14 games, a 3-5 record, a 4.71 ERA and 46 strikeouts later, he moved up to the Albuquerque Isotopes for the remainder of the season. Despite playing just three games in the AAA-League, Lindblom notched up 3 wins at an ERA of 2.54, giving away just 11 runs and 34 hits in 39 innings.
For the 2010 season, the Dodgers decided to invite him to Spring Training and Lindblom has been named to the MLB roster for the new season.