by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Royals pitching prospect John Lamb, who is getting further removed from Tommy John surgery in 2011, has started the season 1-2 with a 3.46 ERA and 1.39 WHIP through three starts for Class A Wilmington.
In this week's Down on the Farm column, I highlight Lamb as a player who might be reappearing on long-term keeper radars, if he can regain his pre-surgery form. In 2011, Lamb was ranked by Baseball America as a top 20 prospect (No. 18).
John Lamb getting up to speed
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Receiving additional work in the team's minor-league camp, Royals pitcher John Lamb has regained the velocity on his fastball after some slight concern earlier this spring, the Kansas City Star reports. Lamb has touched 87-91 mph in his past two starts, deemed an improvement after he allowed five hits in two innings during Cactus League play. The left-hander was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas earlier this month.
Lamb put on chopping block
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/12/2013) The Royals announced Tuesday they optioned pitchers Chris Dwyer and Justin Marks to Triple-A Omaha. The team also optioned pitcher John Lamb to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Lamb eager to get to majors
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) MLB.com reports Royals pitching prospect John Lamb is ready to resume his career after missing most of the 2012 season recovering from Tommy John surgery and a foot injury. "From what I've heard, [there are] no restrictions on me," Lamb said. "I don't know how much they're trying to throw me out here in the spring, but I'm just going out to compete and stay healthy. Obviously, my goal is Kansas City, sooner than later, but I can't rush the process. It's all on them, so I'm just trusting it and whenever I'm there, I'm there."