Jimmy Lambert

Born: 11/18/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
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: July 28th, 2018
Dates Seen: July 9, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Birmingham Barons
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Sturdy backside on otherwise average, high-waisted frame. Above-average athlete with some looseness; moves well.
Mechanical Notes
Abbreviated SWU, drop and drive from high 3/4 with effort on finish; chest high leg raise, stays closed, big spine tilt to clear late arm; lacks stability at foot strike, spinning offline on follow through. Arm action: early break shows ball, wrap in the back, long and high at max load, above-average arm speed, limited extension.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 40 Long Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 Lack of movement w average velocity makes pitch very hittable when doesn't hit spots; very small margin for error, lacks command to be average pitch. Can find spots for spells and w above-average athleticism projects to half-grade command bump.
Lack of movement w average velocity makes pitch very hittable when doesn't hit spots; very small margin for error, lacks command to be average pitch. Can find spots for spells and w above-average athleticism projects to half-grade command bump.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 92-93 92-94 Easy to pick up from high 3/4 slot; not able to blow it by.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 40 40 Arrow straight, minimal plane due to early release. AA hitters can square it.
Arrow straight, minimal plane due to early release. AA hitters can square it.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Effort to delivery, inconsistent and early release point hurts command; lands short and upright. Needs to be perfect and catches too much plate. Has athleticism to improve legwork, cause of poor timing.
Effort to delivery, inconsistent and early release point hurts command; lands short and upright. Needs to be perfect and catches too much plate. Has athleticism to improve legwork, cause of poor timing.
Curveball
Curveball 55 55 74-75 74-77 12-6 shape from high 3/4 slot; average depth and downer action; locates it for Ks in bottom of zone to play as bat-misser to RH. Weak contact pitch to LH backdoor and backfoot.
12-6 shape from high 3/4 slot; average depth and downer action; locates it for Ks in bottom of zone to play as bat-misser to RH. Weak contact pitch to LH backdoor and backfoot.
Slider
Slider 45 45 81-82 80-83 4th pitch; inconsistent; sweepy without hard bite. Blends w CB at lower velo. Plays to fringe average bc he can locate it.
4th pitch; inconsistent; sweepy without hard bite. Blends w CB at lower velo. Plays to fringe average bc he can locate it.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 60 60 80 79-81 Best pitch; uses in any count vs RH and LH. Plus separation from FB, late fade to miss bats even if timed, margin for error to catch plate and get swing in and miss in zone.
Best pitch; uses in any count vs RH and LH. Plus separation from FB, late fade to miss bats even if timed, margin for error to catch plate and get swing in and miss in zone.
Control
Control 50 50 Throws all pitches for strikes; most be precise w FB and will likely leave it off plate at MLB. Plays to average bc he can go to 2nds for strikes to keep walks down.
Throws all pitches for strikes; most be precise w FB and will likely leave it off plate at MLB. Plays to average bc he can go to 2nds for strikes to keep walks down.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Fringy FB prevents a rotation role. Quality seconds, led by CH allow for long relief role. Has plus pitchability at present and projects to continue refining craft to work around fringy FB for multi-inning looks out of pen.