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2010 season starts for baseball prospect Dad…

April 6, 2010

My plan is to simply share some experiences as the Dad of a professional baseball prospect whom is  in the Kansas City Royals organization. John’s career started in the 2008 MLB First Year player draft having been selected in the 5th round by the Royals.     

John Lamb


This blog will be one of the continued sources of our family’s experiences with John Lamb, as his career continues in minor league baseball. Following completion of his second Spring training assignment he has been placed in the Midwest League to start the 2010 season     

Today, was the start of his 2010 season with the Burlington Bees, the Class A  team of the Kansas City Royals. John was fortunate to be handed the ball as the Opening Day starting pitcher. I’m sure he had some butterflies, but not as many as I had sitting in the living room listening to the radio broadcast connection through the site.     

  • The Burlington Bees have started each of the past two seasons toward the bottom of the Western Division of the Midwest League. The second half of the season each of the past two years has led to division titles. The Bees are looking to get off to a good start this season when they open up the 2010 season at home against the Quad Cities River Bandits. It’s also the first time the Bees will open and close a season at Community Field.



  • Left-handed pitcher John Lamb, who’s rated No. 7 in the Royals prospect list, will be on the mound to start the game. Lamb went 5-3 last year with a 3.80 ERA as he split time with Burlington’s rookie league team and short-season Idaho Falls. Other notable starters will be Wil Myers, who’s rated No. 3 in the Royals prospect list. He’ll bat third followed by Rene Oriental. The right fielder was with the Bees seven years ago and returns after tending to personal matters. Pre-game coverage will begin at 6:10 p.m. on  with first pitch slated for 6:30 p.m. Nick Devlin, the new voice of the Bees, will call the play-by-play.KBUR


Well, things to not go as the Burlington Bees had hoped for, but there are 139 games still left for the season. There is  plenty of time for the prospect laundered team to get on track and play like expected.      

 John got his first loss of the year and I feel safe to say, not his last. I have always told him that it is not how you start but rather how you finish that’s most important. I am confident in his ability, as are the Royals.    



 The statistics of his work today are as noted below:  

Player  W  L  ERA  G  GS  CG  SHO  SV  IP  H  R  ER  HR  HB  BB  SO  WHIP  HLD  GF 
John Lamb 0 1 2.25 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 0 0 4 5 1.75 0 0




I continue to be very proud of his accomplishments considering all the circumstances that surrounded his last year in Laguna Hills High School. I will continue to update this blog, as he unfolds his career in professional baseball.       

– – – James Lamb 

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