|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||9.00||.228||24.00||20.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cueto (Career)||4||1||0|| .500||.250||.250|
|vs RHP||39||10||0|| .256|| .359|| .256|
|Last 10 Games|
Andrew Lambo has deep sleeper appeal
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/4/14) Andrew Lambo may not be Gregory Polanco, but if you resent him for starting over the superior prospect, you may miss out on some cheap power down the stretch. As I pointed out in my latest blog post profiling some of the more notable September callups, Lambo has made a name for himself in the minors, hitting 32 homers for a .922 OPS last year and following it up with a .923 OPS this year.
Now, plenty of players have hit bunches of homers in the minors and never amounted to anything in the big leagues, and at age 26, Lambo is nearing his expiration date as a prospect. But injuries and off-the-field issues delayed him a few years. He was considered a prospect of note when the Dodgers traded him along with James McDonald for Octavio Dotel back in 2010. To start him over Polanco with a playoff spot on the line, the Pirates must see something they like in him even now.
Do I honestly think it'll last? No. As I've pointed out elsewhere, I think Polanco offered more good than bad in his first stint with the Pirates, and I think they'll eventually decide he's the better option. But particularly in NL-only leagues, Lambo is worth a flier just in case that doesn't happen.
Andrew Lambo gets the call Friday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(8/29/14) The Pirates have called up Andrew Lambo Friday.
The club wanted to get another bat on the bench for the weekend series, and decided to promote Lambo. He'll take Gerrit Cole's spot on the roster. Cole will return to the club when rosters expand September 1.
Andrew Lambo still in Pirates' future plans
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/30/14) Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday first baseman/outfielder Andrew Lambo is in the early stages of baseball activities following late May thumb surgery, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
"He's not going to miss as much time as you might expect for a guy coming back from surgery," Huntington said. "He's done everything we've asked him to do and he's just in the early phases of baseball activity from a right-thumb standpoint, meaning swinging and actually catching the ball."
Despite the recent additions of Gregory Polanco in right field and Ike Davis at first base, Huntington said Lambo still fits into the team's long-term plans.
"We think so. Whether it's this year or could be somewhere down the road, we still think he's a great fit," he said. "You hit 30-something home runs, you can fit anywhere."
Andrew Lambo goes under the knife for thumb
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(5/30/14) Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo will likely be sidelined until July, after undergoing surgery on his thumb Wednesday, the team announced.
Lambo underwent surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb, an injury suffered in early May. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the typical recovery time for this surgery is 6-to-8 weeks.
Lambo was enjoying another solid season in the minors prior to the injury. He was hitting .344/.430/.570 in 107 at-bats for Triple-A Indianapolis.
Andrew Lambo shelved with thumb issue
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/7/14) Pirates outfielder prospect Andrew Lambo has been placed on the minor league disabled list with a thumb injury. He has been playing with Triple-A Indianapolis.
The move is a setback for Lambo, who has been tearing it up at the plate. He owns a fine stat line of .344/.430/.570. He has 19 RBI in just 93 at-bats.
|When the Pirates acquired Andrew Lambo along with James McDonald in a 2010 trade with the Dodgers, he was considered a legitimate prospect, having appeared in the Baseball Americatop 100 just one year earlier. But he was also a troubled one, having just completed a 50-game suspension for substance abuse (recreational drugs, not performance enhancers). Turns out that was just the beginning of his troubles. After a lackluster 2011, Lambo missed almost all of 2012 with a wrist injury, making him a forgotten man entering 2013. But that's when that long-lost potential bubbled to the surface. Healthier, stronger and more mature, Lambo exploded for 32 home runs last season, dividing them almost equally between Double- and Triple-A. Granted, he didn't excel in any other facet, but that type of performance from a player with something in the way of a pedigree should raise an eyebrow or two in Fantasy. It certainly has in Pittsburgh, where the Pirates are considering giving Lambo part-time at-bats either in right field or at first base. With power at a premium in NL-only leagues, he's worth selecting just in case they take the plunge. At age 25, it's now or never for him, and they've stuck with him for too long to opt for never.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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