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John Lamb
Birthdate: 7/10/1990 (26 y, 8 m, 14 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/205     Position: P
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 3, Overall: 145, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Lamb (back) was cleared to begin a throwing program on Monday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. (3/20/2017)
Injury: Back, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: By every aspect except velocity, Lamb's pitches are good. Or they should be good, at least. He has a fastball with good rise, a sinker with good fade, a changeup with great velocity differential, a big roundhouse curve, and a decent-looking cutter. The pieces are there. The problems are few-fold. There's velocity, of course, since he averages around 89 mph on the fastball, and the big curve averages around 67, one of the slowest in the game. Others have survived, even thrived, at that velocity, provided they have good health and command. Lamb has neither. Two back surgeries in, maybe this last one solved things... maybe. Perhaps a healthy back will help him find command, as he's had better days in that department. The last thing he'll need to work on his mound presence -- there were too many times when his body language was no good, and he lost his teammates behind him. There are a lot of maybes, but Lamb at least starts with swinging-strike stuff and good movement. If the health follows, and he gets some good results early, the confidence may help the rest fall in line. There's still something to like here. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: By movement, Lamb is a lion. It's just the rest -- command, confidence, and health -- that's missing. He's got maybe one chance left to find it as a starter now in Anaheim, and you should only pay the very least in the very deepest of leagues in order to be first in line if he finds it. But don't forget about him.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2009Royals (R)2206627.18.232.961.32.26371.4 %  3.954.94  
2009Royals (R)3108841.110.022.400.87.28263.5 %  3.703.79  
2010Royals (A)2308840.09.683.830.45.25378.7 %  1.583.65  
2010Royals (A+)630131374.210.851.810.12.31077.8 %  1.571.92  
2010Royals (AA)2107733.07.093.550.55.33357.8 %  5.453.88  
2011Royals (AA)1208835.05.663.340.77.27374.8 %  3.094.44  
2012Royals (R)010227.19.822.452.45.35061.0 %  7.366.62  
2012Royals (R)000445.29.533.180.00.33350.0 %  6.353.32  
2013Royals (A+)4120191992.27.381.851.26.33562.4 %  5.634.28  
2013Royals (AAA)1203316.05.633.940.56.26953.1 %  6.754.82  
2014Royals (AAA)81002726138.18.524.421.24.30372.6 %  3.975.26  
2015Royals (AAA)910171794.19.162.770.67.29775.6 %  2.673.58  
2015Reds (AAA)1103317.011.123.710.00.32677.3 %  2.652.10  
2015Reds150101049.210.513.441.45.37669.3 %37.7 %14.3 %5.804.163.730.6
2016Reds (AAA)2206629.17.982.760.31.37062.8 %  5.222.96  
2016Reds170141470.07.463.991.80.32764.3 %42.1 %17.9 %6.435.464.720.1
2017Steamer000001.08.043.581.34.28972.4 %43.1 % 4.434.614.490.0
2017ZiPS7702424124.78.453.321.16.31172.1 %  4.264.17 1.6
Total- - -21202424119.28.723.761.65.34666.4 %40.4 %16.4 %6.174.924.310.7

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2009Royals (R)223.9566000  27.111624141249022025
2009Royals (R)313.7088000  41.1165332017411012046
2010Royals (A)231.5888000  40.016026127217030043
2010Royals (A+)631.571313000  74.2293581813115034090
2010Royals (AA)215.4577000  33.0149372420213030026
2011Royals (AA)123.0988000  35.0149331512313011022
2012Royals (R)017.3622000  7.1329662200108
2012Royals (R)006.3544000  5.2266440200006
2013Royals (A+)4125.631919000  92.239910961581319041076
2013Royals (AAA)126.7533000  16.07215121217020010
2014Royals (AAA)8103.972726000  138.1616137786119680980131
2015Royals (AAA)912.671717000  94.1382803528729041296
2015Reds (AAA)112.6533000  17.072145507010021
2015Reds155.8010100000049.2220583232819020058
2016Reds (AAA)225.2266000  29.113035181719020026
2016Reds176.4314140000070.03188454501431011158
2017Steamer004.43000000 1.0411000 0  1
2017ZiPS774.262424  0  124.7 122635916460531117
Total- - -2126.17242400000119.2538142868222500311116

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2009Royals (R)8.232.962.781.3221.6 %7.8 %13.8 %.2291.21.26371.4 %  4.94
2009Royals (R)10.022.404.180.8727.9 %6.7 %21.2 %.2161.06.28263.5 %  3.79
2010Royals (A)9.683.832.530.4526.9 %10.6 %16.2 %.1861.08.25378.7 %  3.65
2010Royals (A+)10.851.816.000.1230.7 %5.1 %25.6 %.2110.98.31077.8 %  1.92
2010Royals (AA)7.093.552.000.5517.5 %8.7 %8.7 %.2781.52.33357.8 %  3.88
2011Royals (AA)5.663.341.690.7714.8 %8.7 %6.0 %.2441.31.27374.8 %  4.44
2012Royals (R)9.822.454.002.4525.0 %6.3 %18.8 %.3001.50.35061.0 %  6.62
2012Royals (R)9.533.183.000.0023.1 %7.7 %15.4 %.2501.41.33350.0 %  3.32
2013Royals (A+)7.381.854.001.2619.1 %4.8 %14.3 %.2901.38.33562.4 %  4.28
2013Royals (AAA)5.633.941.430.5613.9 %9.7 %4.2 %.2381.38.26953.1 %  4.82
2014Royals (AAA)8.524.421.931.2421.3 %11.0 %10.2 %.2541.48.30372.6 %  5.26
2015Royals (AAA)9.162.773.310.6725.1 %7.6 %17.5 %.2291.16.29775.6 %  3.58
2015Reds (AAA)11.123.713.000.0029.2 %9.7 %19.5 %.2191.24.32677.3 %  2.10
2015Reds10.513.443.051.4526.4 %8.6 %17.7 %.2911.55.37669.3 %1461044.16
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Reds (AAA)7.982.762.890.3120.0 %6.9 %13.1 %.2941.50.37062.8 %  2.96
2016Reds7.463.991.871.8018.2 %9.8 %8.5 %.2941.64.32764.3 %1521285.46
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Steamer8.043.582.241.3420.5 %9.1 %11.4 %.2501.38.28972.4 %  4.61
2017ZiPS8.453.322.541.16   .2581.35.31172.1 %  4.17
Total- - -8.723.762.321.6521.6 %9.3 %12.3 %.2931.60.34666.4 %1501184.92

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2015Reds0.9321.7 %37.7 %40.6 %14.3 %14.3 %7.7 %0.0 %37.6 %31.9 %30.5 %19.9 %56.7 %23.4 %3.56963.73
2016Reds1.1721.8 %42.1 %36.1 %11.5 %17.9 %7.7 %25.0 %42.1 %32.5 %25.4 %21.1 %44.7 %34.2 %4.831144.72
Total- - -1.0721.8 %40.4 %37.9 %12.7 %16.4 %7.7 %20.0 %40.4 %32.2 %27.4 %20.6 %49.3 %30.1 %4.301074.31

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2015Reds525630843025339573912
2016Reds91784797123344727921264
Total- - -1431347717111535981113652176

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2015Reds-0.89-4.583.69-8.24-0.891.021.020.871.1910-0.62-0.2500
2016Reds-1.05-6.405.34-13.32-1.400.980.980.871.0414-1.330.2600
Total- - --1.94-10.989.03-21.56-2.291.001.000.871.1024-1.950.0000

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2015Reds55.3% (91.1) 19.7% (86.5)8.6% (69.7)16.4% (77.4)   
2016Reds53.2% (89.4)0.1% (79.0)16.5% (84.7)13.2% (67.6)16.9% (74.4)   
Total- - -54.1% (90.1)0.0% (79.0)17.9% (85.5)11.3% (68.2)16.7% (75.6)   

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2015Reds55.0 % 20.0 %    8.6 %  16.5 %   
2016Reds49.9 % 19.8 %    13.3 %  17.0 %   
Total- - -52.0 % 19.9 %    11.3 %  16.8 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2015Reds91.1 86.5    69.6  77.3  
2016Reds89.5 85.2    67.7  74.5  
Total- - -90.2 85.8    68.3  75.7  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2015Reds-7.1 0.6-0.2-0.4  -1.41 0.34-0.28-0.25  
2016Reds-7.8-0.1-4.92.2-3.2  -1.16-9.86-2.351.34-1.50  
Total- - --14.9-0.1-4.32.0-3.6  -1.27-9.86-1.100.82-0.98  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2015Reds-6.7 0.6    -0.3  -0.4  
2016Reds-5.8 -5.1    1.5  -4.2  
Total- - --12.4 -4.6    1.2  -4.5  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2015Reds-1.33 0.31    -0.33  -0.26  
2016Reds-0.92 -2.06    0.87  -1.94  
Total- - --1.10 -1.06    0.49  -1.25  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2015Reds23.9 %66.0 %44.0 %60.5 %81.9 %75.8 %47.7 %58.6 %10.6 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Reds28.5 %62.8 %44.4 %77.3 %83.7 %81.5 %46.2 %57.9 %8.2 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -26.6 %64.2 %44.2 %71.1 %82.9 %79.1 %46.8 %58.2 %9.2 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2015Reds25.4 %62.3 %44.0 %57.4 %83.2 %75.8 %50.4 %20.0
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Reds28.4 %60.9 %44.5 %71.1 %86.3 %81.4 %49.6 %19.7
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -27.1 %61.5 %44.3 %65.8 %85.0 %79.1 %49.9 %19.8

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015RedsP101049.2030000000 3   1.000 
2016RedsP141470.00100000000 10   1.000 
Total- - -P2424119.20130000000 13   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015RedsP49.20  0-1-1              
2016RedsP70.00  0-1-1              
Total- - -P119.20  0-2-2              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015RedsP49.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)
2016RedsP70.00.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (8)
Total- - -P119.20.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (11)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2015Reds-0.3-0.8-0.1-0.95.80.6$5.0 
2016Reds-0.9-0.5-0.5-1.00.70.1$0.5 
Total- - --1.2-1.3-0.6-1.96.50.7$5.5 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Cincinnati Reds on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: Paragon Sports
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 3, Overall: 145
    • Team: Kansas City Royals
    • School: Laguna Hills HS