Jimmy Lambert

Born: 11/18/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CWS)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 5th, 2019
Dates Seen: April 16, 2019
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Birmingham Barons
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, slender build, narrow sloped shoulders w/ trim+wiry features. Similar to Kyle Hendricks (CHC).
Mechanical Notes
SWU; full, long arm-circle that shows on the backside; H3/4 slot. Herky-jerky operation works for him, repeats.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 40 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 Playable FB as he sharpens in-zone command, but won’t ever overpower.
Playable FB as he sharpens in-zone command, but won’t ever overpower.
Fastball Velocity 45 45 90-91 89-93 Fringy velo, sits right around 90 w/ occasional 92-93 in back pocket.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Slight run to armside, flattens out and gets straight up in the zone.
Slight run to armside, flattens out and gets straight up in the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Around the zone but catches plate, lacks the stuff to have margin for error around the middle-third. Still has a half-grade of development left.
Around the zone but catches plate, lacks the stuff to have margin for error around the middle-third. Still has a half-grade of development left.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 75-76 74-77 True CB w/ downer 12-to-6 shape. Gets loopy and stays up at times, but flashes sharpness+depth to project a solid big league breaker.
True CB w/ downer 12-to-6 shape. Gets loopy and stays up at times, but flashes sharpness+depth to project a solid big league breaker.
Slider
Slider 40 45 81-82 80-83 Slurvy tilt, sweepy shape that can be a loose roller. Second look breaker, can keep it low/away from RHH. Projects as workable wrinkle.
Slurvy tilt, sweepy shape that can be a loose roller. Second look breaker, can keep it low/away from RHH. Projects as workable wrinkle.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 81 80-83 Throws at armspeed, gets separation and late drop. Advanced feel for CH, confident to both RHH/LHH, keeps hitters honest.
Throws at armspeed, gets separation and late drop. Advanced feel for CH, confident to both RHH/LHH, keeps hitters honest.
Control
Control 45 50 Throws strikes w/ all pitches, sequences deep arsenal differently back through lineups, high pitching IQ. Has intangibles and makeup.
Throws strikes w/ all pitches, sequences deep arsenal differently back through lineups, high pitching IQ. Has intangibles and makeup.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Lacks carry tool for regular rotation role, though ability to mix speeds and feel for secondary stuff gives the ceiling of a long relief/spot-starter type. Floor of 4A/upper-minors depth piece if no one aspect impacts enough to carve out full-time ML role.