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John Lamb

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2015 Stats

W-L

1-5

ERA

5.80

WHIP

1.55

K

58

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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2016 ADP:  489.5

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  4/15/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 205   DOB: 7/10/1990
BORN: La Palma, CA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   

February 9, 2016  –  John Lamb News

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Lamb underwent offseason back surgery, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com 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 BUR 6 6 0 27.3 24 12 4 25 9 2 2 0 3.99 1.21
2009 18 R IDA 8 8 0 41.3 33 17 4 46 11 3 1 0 3.72 1.06
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 A WIL 7 13 0 74.2 58 13 1 90 15 6 3 0 0 0 1.57 0.98
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
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3-Year Averages     10 10 0 49.7 58 32 8 58 19 1 5 0 0 0 5.80 1.55

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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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
Oct. 1 ChC 4.7 5 5 5 1 3 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.80 1.55
Sep. 26 NYM 2.0 3 5 5 2 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.40 1.53
Sep. 21 @StL 6.0 5 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.60 1.49
Sep. 15 @SF 4.0 6 3 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.35 1.57
Sep. 10 StL 5.0 3 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.18 1.58
Sep. 5 Mil 5.7 9 6 6 0 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.11 1.54
Aug. 30 @Mil 6.0 5 2 2 1 0 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.24 1.43
Aug. 25 LAD 5.0 5 3 3 1 3 6 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.06 1.65
Aug. 20 Ari 5.3 9 3 3 1 0 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.35 1.68
Aug. 14 @LAD 6.0 8 5 5 1 2 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.50 1.67
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.2 IP/G
12.7 13 10 10 3 6 16 1 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 7.11 1.50
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 4.6 IP/G
27.3 31 19 19 4 14 29 1 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 6.26 1.65
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
49.7 58 32 32 8 19 58 2 0 0 1-5 0 0 0 5.80 1.55

John Lamb Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201527.7130341657.161.81

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 BUR 6 6 27.3 8.23 2.96 2.78 1.32 72.4% 3.99 4.26 .277
2009 18 R IDA 8 8 41.3 10.02 2.40 4.18 0.87 67.5% 3.72 3.03 .291
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 A WIL 7 13 74.2 10.92 1.82 6.00 0.12 83.3% 1.57 1.68 .323
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
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3-Year Averages     10 10 49.7 10.51 3.44 3.05 1.45 65.2% 5.80 4.11 .379

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2015 Stat Review for John Lamb    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.05 K/BB
GOOD
10.51 K/9
ELITE
3.44 BB/9
POOR
91.1 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.5 HR/9
POOR
1.15 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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5.80 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.55 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.23 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.379 BABIP
HIGH
65.2% Strand Rate
LOW

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for John Lamb

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

Lamb (1-4) lasted only two innings Saturday, surrendering three hits, five earned runs and two walks in a 10-2 loss to the Mets. He struck out four.

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Lamb had his best major league start in a no decision Monday against the Cardinals, as he threw six shutout innings and allowed just five hits and a walk. He struck out six.

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Lamb took a no decision Tuesday against San Francisco as he allowed three runs on six hits over four innings. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter.

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Lamb (1-3) threw five shutout innings in his first major league win Thursday, allowing three hits and six walks while striking out six in a 11-0 drubbing of the Cardinals.

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Lamb struggled Saturday, but escaped with a no-decision, getting tagged for six runs on nine hits and two walks over 5.2 innings while striking out four.

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Lamb (0-3) was charged with the loss Sunday against the Brewers, despite giving up only two runs over six innings and striking out eight batters.

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Lamb gave up three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six in five innings Tuesday against the Dodgers.

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Lamb struck out eight in 5.1 innings Thursday against Arizona, but allowed three runs on nine hits.

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Lamb (0-1) allowed five runs over six innings in his major league debut Friday. He allowed eight hits and two walks while striking out seven in a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.

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Lamb was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.

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Lamb will be recalled from Triple-A Louisville to start Friday's game against the Dodgers, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.