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57 Andrew Lambo RF

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
390.256130
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014PIT2139310010800.256.359.256

Player Updates

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Snider trade should free up at-bats for Pirates' Andrew Lambo
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

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.”

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Andrew Lambo has deep sleeper appeal
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

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.

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Andrew Lambo gets the call Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

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. 

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Andrew Lambo still in Pirates' future plans
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

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."

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Andrew Lambo goes under the knife for thumb
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

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. 

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Right Fielders 53 2.57
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cueto (Career)410 .500.250.250
vs RHP39100 .256 .359 .256
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013PIT1830471231101 .303 .400 .233
2014PIT2139310010800 .256 .359 .256
Total 39697171331901 .278 .377 .246
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013PITOF86660001.000
2014PIT1B11440011.000
2014PITOF6512120001.000
Total  151222220011.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2013PIT201200000
2014PIT401400002
Total 602600002
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007 R-Dodgers541813862151532293412 .440 .519 .343
2008 A-Great Lakes1234725813633215794111052 .346 .462 .288
2008 AA-Jacksnville836714213122900 .421 .750 .389
2009AA-Chattanooga130492701263911161399543 .311 .407 .256
2010AA-Chattanooga Lookouts471812649112425153911 .325 .420 .271
2010AA-Altoona Curve269112251021093000 .353 .352 .275
2011AA-Altoona Curve692523569170841265943 .345 .437 .274
2011AAA-Indianapolis Indians601851934110317174810 .257 .292 .184
2012R-GCL Pirates933101640165510 .550 .697 .485
2012AA-Altoona Curve2692132331416141901 .346 .435 .250
2013AA-Altoona Curve582203564941446206061 .351 .559 .291
2013AAA-Indianapolis Indians6222432611511853246710 .344 .589 .272
Total 672245935567916013883982415752413 .341 .459 .276
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/226
Birthdate:
8/11/1988
Age:
26
Hometown:
Newbury Park, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
2
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