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Wife stumbles on a short list for Lamb

July 24, 2010

My wife, Colleen, found a nice short list for pitchers during the 2010 season that was written by a well-respected Major League Baseball employee, Jonathan Mayo. I only have one thing to say about the following article…wow! The Lamb family would simply like to thank Mayo for placing John on this short list that recognises pitchers for their current success in professional baseball.

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The following article was posted July 22, 2010 by Jonathan Mayo on his B:3 Big, Bald and Beautiful MLBlogs site.

We’re on a roll here now and I wanted to keep the momentum going. Over the last two days, I provided 10 potential candidates for Player of the Year in the Minor Leagues. Now it’s time to move on to pitchers.

Once again, here’s the disclaimer: Pitcher of the Year does not necessarily mean prospect of the year. I’m looking at performance, not status. With that in mind, here are three nominees for your consideration. As always, please interact and give suggestions in comments.

Joe Gardner, RHP, Indians: Not a bad first season for the 2009 third-round selection. The right-hander has held hitters at two levels to a .188 BAA, fourth lowest in MiLB. At the same time, he’s been a ground ball machine, topping MiLB with a 3.50 GO/AO ratio. He’s struck out 113 in 104 innings and has a 1.07 WHIP to go along with a 2.77 ERA.

John Lamb, LHP, Royals: Other arms in this system may get the attention (Crow, Montgomery), but that should change now. The 2008 fifth-round pick just turned 20 this month and has already jumped a level, from Class A to Class A Advanced ball. And he’s pitched better up a level. Overall, he leads Minor League Baseball with a 1.38 ERA and hitters have hit just .197 against him (good for seventh lowest in MiLB). His 0.98 WHIP is eighth lowest. He’s seventh overall with 128 K’s, doing that while walking just 32 in 110 2/3 IP.

Michael Pineda, RHP, Mariners: Just 21 years old, he’s already in Triple-A. Combined, he’s gone 11-1 with a 2.72 ERA in 18 starts. Over 106 IP, he’s struck out 109 while walking just 26. The right-hander has held opposing hitters to a .219 batting average against (just .196 in his five Triple-A starts thus far).

End of original article written by Mayo on his blog.

With yesterday’s Wilmington Blue Rocks game being postponed due to heavy rains the Blue Rocks will try to play a double-header today in Kinston versus the Indians, Advanced Class A team for the Cleveland Indians.

Next start for John Lamb is set for Monday when the Blue Rocks return home to Wilmington, DE.

GO BLUE ROCKS!


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