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John Lamb

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Angels

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Not much went right for Lamb in 2016, as he took a step back in most meaningful areas in his sophomore season. Known as a high-strikeout and good-control pitcher in the minors, the lefty's K/9 rate fe...

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2017 ADP:  683.8

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STATUS:  Suspension     INJURY TYPE:  Suspension     EST. RETURN:  7/20/2017
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 185   DOB: 7/10/1990
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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Angels in December of 2016.

May 9, 2017  –  John Lamb News

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Lamb (back) was handed a 50-game suspension for testing positive for the second time for a drug of abuse, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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John Lamb Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2009 18 R IDA 8 8 0 41.3 33 17 4 46 11 3 1 0 3.72 1.06
2009 18 R BUR 6 6 0 27.3 24 12 4 25 9 2 2 0 3.99 1.21
2010 19 A WIL 7 13 0 74.2 58 13 1 90 15 6 3 0 0 0 1.57 0.98
2010 19 A BUR 7 8 0 40.0 26 7 2 43 17 2 3 0 0 0 1.58 1.08
2010 19 AA NOR 7 7 0 33.0 37 20 2 26 13 2 1 0 0 0 5.45 1.52
2011 20 AA NOR 8 8 0 35.0 33 12 3 22 13 1 2 0 0 0 3.09 1.31
2012 21 R IDA 2 2 0 7.1 9 6 2 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 7.36 1.55
2012 21 R SUR 2 4 0 5.2 6 4 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.35 1.54
2013 22 A WIL 3 19 0 92.2 109 58 13 76 19 4 12 0 0 0 5.63 1.39
2013 22 AAA OMA 3 3 0 16.0 15 12 1 10 7 1 2 0 0 0 6.75 1.38
2014 23 AAA OMA 27 26 0 138.1 137 61 19 131 68 8 10 0 0 0 3.97 1.48
2015 24 AAA LOU 3 3 0 17.0 14 5 0 21 7 1 1 0 0 0 2.65 1.24
2015 24 AAA OMA 17 17 0 94.1 80 28 7 96 29 9 1 0 0 0 2.67 1.16
2015 24 MAJ CIN 10 10 0 49.7 58 32 8 58 19 1 5 0 0 0 5.80 1.55
2016 25 AAA LOU 6 6 0 29.1 35 17 1 26 9 2 2 0 0 0 5.22 1.51
2016 25 MAJ CIN 14 14 0 70.0 84 50 14 58 31 1 7 0 0 0 6.43 1.64
3-Year Averages     12 12 0 59.8 71 41 11 58 25 1 6 0 0 0 6.17 1.60
Career  (View All)     24 24 0 119.7 142 82 22 116 50 2 12 0 6.17 1.60

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John Lamb Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
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0.0 - 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

John Lamb Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20167714719102.279
20154913614603.341

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201624144246515012.311
2015171451344805.284

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201640.7030301795.311.50
201527.7130341657.161.81

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201629.3140281457.981.84
201522.002024334.091.23
John Lamb Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2009 18 R IDA 8 8 41.3 10.02 2.40 4.18 0.87 67.5% 3.72 3.03 .291
2009 18 R BUR 6 6 27.3 8.23 2.96 2.78 1.32 72.4% 3.99 4.26 .277
2010 19 A WIL 7 13 74.2 10.92 1.82 6.00 0.12 83.3% 1.57 1.68 .323
2010 19 A BUR 7 8 40.0 9.68 3.83 2.53 0.45 87.8% 1.58 3.20 .256
2010 19 AA NOR 7 7 33.0 7.09 3.55 2.00 0.55 62.5% 5.45 3.87 .343
2011 20 AA NOR 8 8 35.0 5.66 3.34 1.69 0.77 79.1% 3.09 4.26 .281
2012 21 R IDA 2 2 7.1 10.14 2.54 4.00 2.54 55.6% 7.36 5.45 .368
2012 21 R SUR 2 4 5.2 10.38 3.46 3.00 0.00 50% 6.35 2.05 .409
2013 22 A WIL 3 19 92.2 7.42 1.85 4.00 1.27 60.9% 5.63 4.13 .343
2013 22 AAA OMA 3 3 16.0 5.63 3.94 1.43 0.56 47.6% 6.75 4.45 .285
2014 23 AAA OMA 27 26 138.1 8.54 4.43 1.93 1.24 77.4% 3.97 4.76 .313
2015 24 AAA LOU 3 3 17.0 11.12 3.71 3.00 0.00 76.2% 2.65 2.14 .342
2015 24 AAA OMA 17 17 94.1 9.18 2.77 3.31 0.67 79.4% 2.67 3.18 .301
2015 24 MAJ CIN 10 10 49.7 10.51 3.44 3.05 1.45 1.15 65.2% 91.1 MPH 5.80 4.23 .379
2016 25 AAA LOU 6 6 29.1 8.04 2.78 2.89 0.31 62.8% 5.22 2.99 .378
2016 25 MAJ CIN 14 14 70.0 7.46 3.99 1.87 1.80 1.37 64.4% 89.4 MPH 6.43 5.51 .334
3-Year Averages     12 12 59.8 8.72 3.76 2.32 1.65 64.7% 6.17 4.90 .351
Career     24 24 119.7 8.72 3.76 2.32 1.65 64.7% 6.17 4.95 .351

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John Lamb Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 49.7 -1 4 -1 0 28 0 50 -1
2016 P 70 -1 4 -1 0 41 0 70 -1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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John Lamb: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lamb (back) was cleared to begin a throwing program on Monday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Lamb (back) is eyeing a return near the All-Star break, according to the Orange County Register.

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Lamb (back) signed a minor league deal with the Angels on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

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Lamb (back) was released by the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Lamb (back) will begin the season on the disabled list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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The Reds traded Lamb to the Rays on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Lamb (back) was designated for assignment Thursday.

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Lamb (back) underwent surgery to repair a lumbar disc herniation Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Lamb was not a part of the Reds' September callups because of a flex mass tendon injury, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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2017

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2016

Lamb was part of the haul the Reds received in the Johnny Cueto deal. He's a risky prospect given his injury history, but he also has considerable upside. He demonstrated that upside in his big league callup with the Reds, striking out 58 batters in 49.2 innings. The Reds have the luxury of giving him innings to work on his craft, and his ultimate upside is as a 200-strikeout pitcher. Before he gets there the Reds will have to endure significant growing pains in 2016, but he has a good chance to spend most of the season in the starting rotation, assuming he progresses on schedule in his recovery from December back surgery. A rehab stint at Triple-A may be necessary to start the year.

2015

Lamb has been trying to work his fastball velocity back up to the lower-90s range since his 2011 Tommy John surgery, but simply hasn't been quite the same since the procedure. The left-hander did show a few encouraging signs in his 2014 performance, however, as he posted his highest innings total (138.1) and lowest ERA (3.97) since his pre-surgery days. He did have a tough time keeping the ball in the park, giving up 19 homers, and that's likely what kept him from seeing his first career taste of MLB action. If Lamb can continue to improve in his age-24 season, there's a chance he could represent a wild card candidate for an occasional spot start in 2015.

2012

Lamb pitched only 35 innings in 2011 before suffering an elbow injury in June that required Tommy John surgery to correct. Before the setback, he had 22 strikeouts and 13 walks with a 3.09 ERA at Double-A Northwest Arkansas. His rehab should eat up a good chunk of the 2012 season and it's likely that we won't see the real John Lamb back on the mound until 2013. Prior to the surgery, Lamb was arguably the top pitching prospect in the Royals system and would have likely made his MLB debut this season.

2011

Lamb is moving quickly through the Royals' system, earning two promotions to Double-A last season, but still figures to be a year off from helping KC. He's a strikeout pitcher who has shown decent control and sports a 3.54 K:BB ratio.