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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||300.00||13.00||.253||38.00||37.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cueto (Career)||4||1||0|| .500||.250||.250|
|vs RHP||39||10||0|| .256|| .359|| .256|
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Pirates GM Neal Huntington thinks OF Andrew Lambo is a nice fit
|(3/5/15) Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo has the support of his general manager Neal Huntington, according to the team's official website.
"Andrew has put together two really strong years at Triple-A," Huntington noted. "If you look at the numbers at the end of the year, he actually outplayed [Gregory] Polanco. Most people don't remember that, they think of him like, 'At 25, he's kind of an afterthought.' But he's a player we still like and believe could fit in as a nice piece for us."
That confidence has spread as Lambo looks forward to contributing at a high level.
"This year I'm confident, physically and mentally focused and ready," Lambo said. "Last year I was unprepared, not confident."
The 26-year-old has a batting average of .280 in the minors. He is looking to continue to make strides while in the majors.
"I'm not going to tell you I'm going to hit .700. But I'll tell you what: I'm not going to worry about it if I hit .100," said Lambo, who continues to split defensive drills between the outfield and first base. "I'm worried about just swinging well, not worried about the results."
Snider trade should free up at-bats for Pirates' Andrew Lambo
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/30/15) Saving money wasn't the only motivation for the Pirates to trade outfielder Travis Snider to the Orioles earlier this week, according to Pittsburgh columnist Dejan Kovacevic. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington is eager to see what Andrew Lambo can do with 200-300 plate appearances at the MLB level, so trading Snider helped free up at-bats.
“I’m excited. I’m beyond excited for the opportunity,” Lambo said. “At the same time, I liked Travis. Everyone liked Travis. I know he was a big part of the team, a big part of the clubhouse and … well, I just have to be myself. I have to be the player, the person I am and show up every day to help the Pirates win. I’m grateful to be getting that chance.”
Lambo was sent to the minors last season after a rough spring training. He battled through a thumb injury, but once he returned to 100 percent, Lambo got on track offensively. He hit .328 with a .563 slugging percentage and .952 OPS in 61 games for Triple-A Indianapolis before he was back in the majors in late August.
“The way I look at it, I battled back, I came back,” he said. “I was there in Pittsburgh playing in games that mattered in front of full houses and against the Cardinals or Johnny Cueto, and I feel like I grew up there, like I matured.”
Lambo will now go to spring training looking to grab a bench spot as a fourth outfielder/backup first baseman.
“Honestly, this is the first time in my career I just relaxed, checked out a little bit," he said. "I was always running around the Arizona Fall League or winter ball and now … I don’t know, I feel like this has been good. I feel hungry. I want to get out there and prove … not to everybody but to my team that I can do the job. I can’t wait for that.”
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."
|2014 summary: For the second straight year, Andrew Lambo decimated the upper levels of the minors, batting .328 with 11 home runs and a .952 OPS in 238 at-bats at Triple-A Indianapolis. It wasn't quite as impressive as his 32-homer campaign between Double- and Triple-A in 2013, but he was a more disciplined hitter and it showed up in his batting average. |
Playing time status: Yet again, Lambo's performance earned him only a token look in the majors, where he failed to impress in 39 at-bats, but general manager Neal Huntington is a fan, citing Lambo's rise as one incentive for trading Travis Snider. The Pirates have a full outfield, but Lambo can spell Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte, as well as first baseman Pedro Alvarez.
2015 outlook: The Pirates intend to give Lambo 200 to 300 at-bats this year, about the same as Snider last year, and if he capitalizes on that playing time, he could possibly make Alvarez expendable. At age 26, it's probably now or never for him. The Pirates' faith as well as Lambo's minor-league production makes him worth a flier in NL-only leagues.
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