Jimmy Lambert
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 5, #146, Chicago White Sox | Fresno State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 1 6.23 4 3 0 13 10 1.69
2022 1 2 3.26 42 2 0 47 45 1.36
2023 2 3 5.26 35 1 1 37.2 41 1.62
4 Seasons 4 6 4.33 83 6 1 99.2 98 1.49
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 4 1-1 6.23 13 10 1.69
2022 42 1-2 3.26 47 45 1.36
2023 35 2-3 5.26 37.2 41 1.62
4 Seasons 83 4-6 4.33 99.2 98 1.49
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 25 33 6 0 0.0 0.0 88.5 102.5 21.3 16.7 .133 .218 .221 .147 .196 33.3 25.0 0.0 0.00 0.97
2021 26 246 42 5 11.9 8.3 89.0 109.4 23.2 40.5 .316 .583 .402 .417 .463 42.9 16.7 10.0 6.23 8.16
2022 27 818 134 6 4.5 2.9 86.7 114.0 17.8 32.1 .198 .303 .301 .273 .287 32.8 22.1 11.8 3.25 3.05
2023 28 677 110 14 12.7 8.1 91.1 116.7 18.3 40.0 .275 .487 .385 .362 .443 46.4 23.8 11.6 5.26 5.74
Player 1774 292 25 8.6 5.6 88.7 116.7 18.8 36.0 .242 .410 .345 .324 .369 39.4 22.1 11.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lambert relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(43.6%) ,
Slider
(30.4%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(15.8%) ,
Changeup
(10.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2020 33.3 50.0 16.7 0.0 33.3 50.0 16.7 0.0 33.3 66.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2021 21.4 35.7 28.6 14.3 38.1 42.9 19.0 4.8 11.9 31.0 26.2 11.9 11.9 8.3
2022 36.6 30.6 23.9 9.0 44.0 28.4 27.6 6.0 28.4 35.8 17.9 7.5 4.5 2.9
2023 34.5 28.2 27.3 10.0 45.5 34.5 20.0 4.5 18.2 28.2 30.0 6.4 12.7 8.1
Player 33.6 30.8 25.7 9.9 43.5 33.2 23.3 5.1 22.3 32.9 23.3 7.5 8.6 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Slider CWS R 206 85.6 36.5 0.6 2 2.4 -2.6 -52
2023 Curveball CWS R 106 76.1 66.1 8.0 14 5.8 -1.9 -24
2023 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 295 94.0 13.0 1.9 13 7.3 -0.1 -1
2023 Changeup CWS R 69 85.5 30.4 -0.6 -2 14.7 0.4 3
2022 Curveball CWS R 67 76.8 65.4 7.6 13 5.9 -2.5 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 360 94.3 12.7 1.7 12 7.8 0.7 9
2022 Changeup CWS R 116 85.4 31.2 0.3 1 14.6 0.5 4
2022 Slider CWS R 269 84.4 39.9 2.7 7 5.6 0.1 1
2021 Curveball CWS R 12 75.6 64.8 5.1 9 5.9 -2.8 -33
2021 Slider CWS R 53 82.0 42.4 2.4 6 6.4 0.1 2
2021 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 129 93.6 13.8 1.2 8 6.5 -0.5 -7
2021 Changeup CWS R 52 84.9 30.8 0.3 1 15.5 1.6 11
2020 Changeup CWS R 9 82.9 33.5 2.4 8 13.4 0.2 1
2020 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 16 92.7 14.7 0.8 5 4.4 -2.5 -36
2020 Slider CWS R 2 86.8 32.8 -0.9 -3 1.1 -2.3 -67
2020 Curveball CWS R 6 75.3 66.0 5.1 8 3.3 -6.1 -65
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -2.2 -7 295 43.6 78 .288 .667 .440 20.9 16.7 19.4 .302 .617 .429 59.3
2023 Slider -3.1 -6 206 30.4 49 .326 .630 .421 32.7 30.6 23.4 .284 .465 .340 35.5
2023 Curveball 1.8 2 107 15.8 25 .182 .182 .228 38.2 44.0 35.5 .223 .262 .271 27.3
2023 Changeup 0.0 0 69 10.2 17 .188 .438 .285 25.0 11.8 11.8 .213 .326 .258 35.7
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 1 364 44.5 87 .250 .444 .353 21.4 20.7 17.8 .211 .366 .312 35.7
2022 Slider 0.9 2 270 33.0 75 .200 .277 .273 34.4 26.7 19.4 .170 .246 .250 31.1
2022 Changeup 1.6 2 116 14.2 38 .200 .286 .254 19.3 15.8 14.6 .215 .281 .238 33.3
2022 Curveball -2.0 -1 67 8.2 4 .500 .500 .450 38.5 25.0 5.9 .258 .295 .249 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 129 52.4 40 .303 .485 .384 15.3 15.0 18.2 .263 .435 .350 39.3
2021 Slider -3.3 -2 53 21.5 10 .333 .667 .500 13.6 20.0 10.5 .382 .537 .427 42.9
2021 Changeup -3.1 -2 52 21.1 10 .333 .667 .450 21.7 20.0 11.1 .455 1.169 .676 57.1
2021 Curveball -2.4 0 12 4.9 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seam Fastball 6.7 1 16 48.5 4 .000 .000 .000 16.7 25.0 33.3 .059 .159 .088 33.3
2020 Changeup -3.1 0 9 27.3 3 .667 .667 .600 20.0 0.0 0.0 .277 .371 .274 33.3
2020 Curveball 0.6 0 6 18.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Slider 12.1 0 2 6.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 68 85.5 99 16.5 2:00 2:15 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 292 94.0 95 19.1 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Knuckle Curve 106 76.2 92 22.7 6:30 6:30 0
2023 Slider 205 85.6 20 4.1 9:45 8:15 90
2022 Changeup 116 85.4 98 16.2 2:15 2:30 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 355 94.3 98 19.4 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Knuckle Curve 67 76.8 90 22.6 6:30 6:30 0
2022 Slider 266 84.4 28 7.5 7:45 7:45 0
2021 Changeup 52 84.9 99 17.3 2:00 2:15 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 129 93.6 96 18.1 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Knuckle Curve 12 75.6 93 20.7 6:30 6:30 0
2021 Slider 53 82.0 39 8.8 7:45 8:00 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 15 92.6 95 17.1 12:45 12:30 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 60 246 1 1 -3 -2 -4
2022 204 817 3 8 -4 -4 3
2023 169 677 -12 5 -2 -2 -11
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 33 51.5 64.7 72.7 18.8 66.7 30.3 62.5 42.4 28.6 6.1 50.0
2021 246 50.0 71.5 85.2 24.4 80.0 39.4 56.7 48.0 16.1 6.5 93.8
2022 818 47.3 68.5 80.0 30.4 61.8 39.1 61.8 48.4 25.8 8.4 79.7
2023 677 49.9 66.3 82.6 24.2 46.3 40.3 58.0 45.2 27.1 9.7 83.3
Player 1,774 48.8 68.0 81.6 27.1 58.9 39.5 59.6 47.0 24.9 8.6 82.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2021 51 13 9
2022 81 90 90 87 64 95 90 85 87 45 6 54 59 57 47 67 8
2023 49 55 72 8
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 --
2021 23.8 3 2.7 0 1 2 1 33.3
2022 24.1 4 5.4 -1 1 7 1 25.0
2023 25.3 10 9.2 1 3 6 5 50.0
Player 24.7 17 17.3 0 6 15 7 41.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 3 3 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 4 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2022 4 3 5 5 6 6 7 3 4 3 3 8 5 6 6 7 4 3 7 7 6 5 7 7 4 3 8 7 6 5 5
2023 10 7 9 11 12 9 10 7 10 7 7 11 9 8 10 11 9 7 10 12 7 10 12 10 8 6 11 11 10 8 7
Player 17 13 15 18 20 19 20 13 16 11 12 23 16 16 19 21 15 13 20 22 16 18 22 20 15 12 22 21 19 16 15
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 93.6 0.9 94.3 0.7 94.0 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 82.9 84.9 2.0 85.4 0.5 85.5 0.1
Breaking Velocity 78.2 80.8 2.6 82.9 2.1 82.4 -0.5
Exit Velocity 88.5 89.0 0.5 86.7 -2.3 91.1 4.4
Launch Angle 21.3 23.2 1.9 17.8 -5.4 18.3 0.5
Barrel % 0.0 11.9 11.9 4.5 -7.4 12.7 8.2
Hard Hit % 33.3 42.9 9.6 32.8 -10.1 46.4 13.6
Sweet Spot % 16.7 40.5 23.8 32.1 -8.4 40.0 7.9
xBA .134 .316 0.182 .198 -0.118 .275 0.077
BA .250 .314 0.064 .227 -0.087 .273 0.046
xwOBA .147 .417 0.270 .273 -0.144 .362 0.089
wOBA .221 .402 0.181 .301 -0.101 .385 0.084
xSLG .218 .583 0.365 .303 -0.280 .487 0.184
SLG .250 .549 0.299 .352 -0.197 .560 0.208
K% 25.0 16.7 -8.3 22.1 5.4 23.8 1.7
BB% 0.0 10.0 10.0 11.8 1.8 11.6 -0.2
Swing % 42.4 48.0 5.6 48.4 0.4 45.2 -3.2
Whiff% 28.6 16.1 -12.5 25.8 9.7 27.1 1.3
In Zone % 51.5 50.0 -1.5 47.3 -2.7 49.9 2.6
Out of Zone % 48.5 50.0 1.5 52.7 2.7 50.1 -2.6
Out of Zone Swing % 18.8 24.4 5.6 30.4 6.0 24.2 -6.2
First Pitch Swing % 25.0 31.7 6.7 33.8 2.1 29.0 -4.8
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 56.7 -5.8 61.8 5.1 58.0 -3.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 8 .221 2 0 0.0 6 6 100.0
2021 Shifts 60 .402 32 1 3.1 28 16 57.1
2022 Shifts 204 .301 104 20 19.2 100 73 73.0
2023 Shades 168 .387 89 2 2.2 79 15 19.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 16 17.5 6.3% 0.0% 2 16.6 0.0% 0.0%
2021 64 16.5 29.7% 0.0% 38 20.8 0.0% 0.0%
2022 207 19.0 8.2% 2.9% 137 21.1 0.7% 8.0%
2023 193 14.9 51.3% 0.5% 114 17.5 13.2% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution