Jake Lamb
Jake Lamb
28-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Arizona Diamondbacks
10-Day IL
Injury Quadriceps
Est. Return 5/17/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Lamb's season ended on July 26 after he injured his shoulder making a tough catch of a foul pop while running from the shortstop area as he was in a shifted position with Cody Bellinger at the plate. It was the second such time Lamb injured his shoulder making a diving catch, but this one needed surgery to correct. Lamb's season was incredibly disappointing after his big 2017 season, and a barking shoulder was a significant contributing factor. He had four home runs over the first two weeks of June and just two the rest of the time he played. Lamb continues to struggle against lefties and is best left on the bench anytime a southpaw is on the mound. Even the numbers against righties suffered a noticeable drop off. Lamb earned the nickname "Rake" for a reason, and we cannot discount 2016 and 2017 with recency bias. If the shoulder is healthy, the gardening can resume. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $4.83 million contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Plays catch, takes cuts
3BArizona Diamondbacks
Quadriceps
April 14, 2019
Lamb played catch and hit off a tee Saturday for the first time since sustaining a quadriceps injury, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.
ANALYSIS
Lamb is still about a month away from returning. At the time of his injury, backup first baseman Christian Walker was hitting a ton and had the Diamondbacks devising ways to get his bat in the lineup. Since then, Walker has cooled off (2-for-28), so Lamb may have unfettered access to first base when he returns in mid-May.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+64%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+42%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+68%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .532 213 19 5 22 2 .148 .263 .269
Since 2017vs Right .872 678 105 31 116 5 .271 .370 .502
2019vs Left .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Right .883 15 1 0 2 0 .333 .467 .417
2018vs Left .493 54 5 0 3 0 .170 .259 .234
2018vs Right .702 184 29 6 28 1 .238 .321 .381
2017vs Left .557 156 14 5 19 2 .144 .269 .288
2017vs Right .938 479 75 25 86 4 .282 .386 .552
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .774 435 69 19 75 2 .235 .331 .443
Since 2017Away .807 456 55 17 63 5 .248 .357 .449
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away .722 18 1 0 2 0 .267 .389 .333
2018Home .610 123 21 3 19 0 .206 .293 .318
2018Away .702 115 13 3 12 1 .240 .322 .380
2017Home .839 312 48 16 56 2 .246 .346 .493
2017Away .850 323 41 14 49 4 .250 .368 .481
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Stat Review
How does Jake Lamb compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.50
 
BB Rate
16.7%
 
K Rate
33.3%
 
BABIP
.444
 
ISO
.067
 
AVG
.267
 
OBP
.389
 
SLG
.333
 
OPS
.722
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
Lamb's second season as an everyday player for the D-backs looks nearly identical to his first one -- he continued to mash against right-handed pitching (.282/.386/.552, 133 wRC+, 20.5 percent K%) only to struggle against lefties (.144/.269/.288, 44 wRC+, 34.6 percent K%). To his credit, Lamb has shown the ability to walk against lefties in each of the last two seasons, and his overall walk rate peaked at 13.7 percent in 2017. As was the case in 2016, Lamb's first-half production (.922 OPS) was significantly better than his second half (.735 OPS), but there is no clear cause behind that trend to this point. Entering his age-27 season, it will be interesting to see if he's given a third year of regular exposure to southpaws, but a strong supporting cast will go a long way toward stabilizing his value even if his overall volume of playing time takes a hit and the new humidor in Chase Field saps his power some.
Last season was Lamb's coming out party, though it wasn't a consistent one. He came into the year with 10 career home runs in his first 476 MLB at-bats, then proceeded to slug 29 home runs. It could have been an even bigger season, but he cooled after a great start. In his first 76 games, Lamb had 16 home runs, 52 RBI and a .286/.366/.584 line. In his next 75 games, those numbers dropped to 13 home runs, 39 RBI and a .213/.299/.437 line. If he plays near the level of his 2016 first half, he's an elite fantasy contributor. He hasn't shown the ability to hit lefties at all (63 wRC+ against LHP in 2016, 50 wRC+ against LHP for his career), but the new regime has said they plan on treating him as an everyday player, so southpaws may continue to drain his batting average. His second half slump will lower the price considerably, and he still has room for growth entering his age-26 season.
Lamb won the starting third base job out of spring training in 2015 and started the season on fire, collecting 12 hits in his first 29 at-bats. However, he suffered a foot injury on April 18, which put him on the shelf for about two months. It was poor timing for the 24-year-old, who seemed to be finding his groove at the MLB level. Lamb would finish the season hitting .263 across 390 plate appearances, while belting six home runs and driving in 34 runs. He will need to improve against left-handed pitchers to take the next step as a player. Last season, he hit .200 against lefties and for his career he’s hitting just .179, which may put him in danger of falling into a platoon in the long run. Lamb figures to get regular playing time in 2016 nonetheless, and if he continues to make strides at the plate, he could be a sneaky option at third base.
After slashing .318/.399/.551 in 103 games at Double-A Mobile, Lamb earned a promotion to Triple-A, and a week later received another promotion to join the big league club. As a 23-year-old, he was given the opportunity to act as Arizona’s primary third baseman over the final two months of the season. His approach at the plate fell off completely after the promotion, walking at just a 4.5% clip over 133 plate appearances -- a far cry from the 13.6% rate he posted in 743 plate appearances in the minors over the past two seasons. The biggest thing working in Lamb’s favor is the dearth of quality third-base options in Arizona. Yasmani Tomas will get the first crack at the starting job but Lamb will be next in line.
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Out six weeks with Grade 2 strain
3BArizona Diamondbacks
Quadriceps
April 5, 2019
Lamb is out for around six weeks with a Grade 2 left quadriceps strain, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports.
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Moves to injured list
3BArizona Diamondbacks
Quadriceps
April 5, 2019
Lamb was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left quad strain.
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Not in Friday's lineup
3BArizona Diamondbacks
Quadriceps
April 5, 2019
Lamb (quad) is not starting Friday against the Red Sox.
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Headed for MRI
3BArizona Diamondbacks
Quadriceps
April 3, 2019
Lamb was diagnosed with a left quad strain and will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
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Pulls up lame
3BArizona Diamondbacks
Leg
April 3, 2019
Lamb was removed from Wednesday's game with an apparent left leg injury, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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