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Jimmy Lambert

Jimmy Lambert

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 190 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 5, #146, Chicago White Sox) - Fresno State
Arcadia, CA USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 3 4 4.55 11 11 0 59.1 70 1.50
Career Minors 24 24 4.07 70 68 0 342.2 325 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 11 3-4 4.55 59.1 70 1.50
Career Minors 70 24-24 4.07 342.2 325 1.32

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2016 2 Teams Minors 1 6 5.26 15 13 0 37.2 44 27 22 3 13 43 1.51
2016 AZL White Sox AZL ROK 1 1 3.38 4 2 0 8.0 5 5 3 1 2 13 0.88
2016 Kannapolis Intimidators SAL A(Full) 0 5 5.76 11 11 0 29.2 39 22 19 2 11 30 1.69
2017 2 Teams Minors 12 6 3.84 26 26 0 150.0 163 80 64 11 40 102 1.35
2017 Kannapolis Intimidators SAL A(Full) 7 2 2.19 12 12 0 74.0 77 29 18 1 11 43 1.19
2017 Winston-Salem Dash CAR A(Adv) 5 4 5.45 14 14 0 76.0 86 51 46 10 29 59 1.51
2018 2 Teams Minors 8 8 3.67 18 18 0 95.2 77 46 39 7 27 110 1.09
2018 Winston-Salem Dash CAR A(Adv) 5 7 3.95 13 13 0 70.2 57 38 31 5 21 80 1.10
2018 Birmingham Barons SOU AA 3 1 2.88 5 5 0 25.0 20 8 8 2 6 30 1.04
2019 Birmingham Barons SOU AA 3 4 4.55 11 11 0 59.1 62 31 30 11 27 70 1.50

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

While the Rockies selected Peter Lambert in the second round out of high school in 2015, his older brother Jimmy went undrafted as a prepster two years earlier. He blossomed into a fifth-round choice out of Fresno State in 2016, when he shared Mountain West Conference pitcher of the year honors. He ascended to Double-A two years after turning pro and pitched well in five starts there before getting shut down with an oblique injury last July, then made 11 starts at that level in 2019 before requiring Tommy John surgery.

Lambert succeeds by mixing four pitches that all grade from average to solid. He has added some spin and riding action to his fastball, which sits at 91-94 mph and tops out at 96. His 12-to-6 curveball is his most reliable secondary pitch, while his fading changeup helps him against left-handers and he can land his lateral-breaking slider for strikes.

Lambert's athleticism helps him repeat his delivery and throw consistent strikes. He doesn't have much margin for error and helps his cause by being stingy with walks and home runs. With some of the best metrics and polish in the White Sox system, he has a ceiling of a No. 4 starter.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/09/2019 Birmingham Barons activated RHP Jimmy Lambert from the 7-day injured list.
06/04/2019 Birmingham Barons placed RHP Jimmy Lambert on the 7-day injured list.
01/22/2019 Chicago White Sox invited non-roster RHP Jimmy Lambert to spring training.
09/17/2018 Birmingham Barons activated RHP Jimmy Lambert from the 7-day injured list.
07/23/2018 Birmingham Barons placed RHP Jimmy Lambert on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 21, 2018.
06/27/2018 RHP Jimmy Lambert assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
06/22/2017 RHP Jimmy Lambert assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Kannapolis Intimidators.
04/15/2017 Kannapolis Intimidators activated RHP Jimmy Lambert from the temporarily inactive list.
04/09/2017 Kannapolis Intimidators placed RHP Jimmy Lambert on the temporarily inactive list.
06/20/2016 RHP Jimmy Lambert assigned to AZL White Sox.
06/18/2016 Chicago White Sox signed RHP Jimmy Lambert.