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Andrew Lambo | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Pirates recalled OF/1B Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis.
The 26-year-old has been hammering the ball in the minor leagues this season, slashing .312/.386/.536 with 12 homers and 44 RBI in 69 games, primarily at Triple-A. Unless he finds his way into everyday at-bats though, his fantasy value is limited to NL-only formats. Aug 29 - 6:47 PM

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Pirates prospect OF/1B Andrew Lambo hit his first home run of the season Tuesday as part of a 2-for-4 performance for Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lambo, 25, has been red-hot as of late, batting .417/.462/.694 with eight extra-base hits and 10 RBI in his last 10 games. Overall, he’s batting .354/.440/.557 with 13 extra-base hits, 17 RBI and an 18/11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 22 games. Unfortunately, Lambo, who posted a .703 OPS in 18 games with the Pirates last year, lacks a clear path to playing time moving forward; top prospect Gregory Polanco is almost ready to take over as the everyday right fielder, and the recent acquisition of Ike Davis ruined his chances of possible platoon at first base with Gaby Sanchez.
Apr 30 - 10:37 AM

Pirates optioned OFs Andrew Lambo and Jaff Decker and RHP Jared Hughes to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lambo entered spring training with a solid chance to make the Opening Day roster, but he hit .095 (4-for-42) with zero extra-base hits over 17 games during Grapefruit League play. The 25-year-old could earn his way back to the big leagues with a hot start in Triple-A.
Mar 25 - 9:37 AM

Colin Dunlap of 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh was told by a Pirates source that there is "extremely high" doubt Andrew Lambo can handle first base.

Lambo has played the position some in the minors, but it appears he'd probably only be an emergency option there at the big league level. Dunlap adds that it "seems iffy" Lambo will crack the Opening Day roster. Not only has the 25-year-old looked shaky at first base, he's also picked up just two singles in 31 at-bats this spring.
Mar 17 - 11:10 AM

Starting at first base, Andrew Lambo went 0-for-2 on Sunday and is 2-for-20 with no extra-base hits this spring.

The Pirates are giving Lambo a look to see if he might be an answer as a first baseman against righties, but he's not hitting yet. Last year, he had 32 homers and 99 RBI in 120 games between Double- and Triple-A.
Mar 9 - 3:52 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that Andrew Lambo will receive "as many reps as possible" at first base this spring.

Lambo is primarily an outfielder, having played just 41 of his 623 games in the minors at first base. However, there's playing time to be had at first, and the Pirates want to give him an extended look at the position. If he fares well at the position this spring, it's possible he could work his way into the strong side of a platoon with Gaby Sanchez.
Feb 23 - 11:18 AM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle hinted this week that Andrew Lambo could be an option to start for the Pirates in 2014.

The 25-year-old slugger has the ability to play both first base and right field, which are the two gaping holes currently on the Pirates roster. He had an impressive 2013 campaign, slashing .282/.347/.574 with 32 homers and 99 RBI in 120 games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. As long as he hits, he should see regular playing time, making him an interesting target in the later rounds of deeper mixed and NL-only leagues.
Source: MLB.com
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 07:18:00 PM

Pirates recalled OF Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lambo has been up-and-down several times over the past month and probably won't get enough playing time down the stretch to warrant a waiver add in standard fantasy leagues. He had a tremendous season this year in the minors, slugging 32 homers alongside a .922 OPS.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:44:00 PM

Pirates optioned OF Andrew Lambo to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The yo-yoing continues for Lambo, who has been promoted and demoted four different times since August 13. He has posted exceptional power numbers this year in the minors but hasn't been very productive for Pittsburgh.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 06:06:00 PM

Pirates recalled OF Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lambo will take the place of the injured Starling Marte on the Pirates roster. He went just 1-for-9 with a double and an RBI during his recent call-up, but possesses massive power and could be in line for more at-bats this time around. He may be worth a flyer in NL-only leagues.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 05:51:00 PM

Pirates optioned OF Andrew Lambo to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates were forced to make a roster move for another arm after Jeff Locke lasted just 2 2/3 innings on Saturday. Lambo's stay in Pittsburgh was a short one, as the 25-year-old went 1-for-9 with a double and an RBI in limited time. He will likely be back with the club when September arrives.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 12:47:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of OF Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lambo gets the call after batting .284/.350/.576 in 117 games this season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. The 25-year-old was tied for the minor league lead with 31 homers. He hasn't displayed this type of power production in the past and he's prone to the strikeout, so his success isn't a lock to translate in the majors, but the Pirates are hopeful he'll provide a boost out of right field. Give him a chance in NL-only or deeper mixed fantasy leagues if you need power.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 01:53:00 PM

Andrew Lambo will join the Pirates' active roster before Tuesday night's series-opener in St. Louis.

Lambo, 25, has registered a .284/.350/.576 batting line with 31 home runs and 97 RBI in 117 games this season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. He can play both corner outfield spots and first base, and isn't being promoted to sit on the bench. Go ahead and grab him in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 03:29:00 PM

Andrew Lambo smacked his 30th and 31st home runs of the minor-league season on Tuesday.

Lambo has posted a blistering .282/.343/.581 slash line combined this season at Double- and Triple-A. "He's not staying down there to get more reps in the outfield," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Lambo's defense. "It's not going to hurt Andrew to continue to get at-bats, to play, to hit with confidence." Lambo is likely to join Pittsburgh in September, if not before. If he's promoted in August, Lambo would be eligible for the post-season roster. If Pittsburgh pulls the trigger on such a move, Lambo would likely start against right-handed pitching.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Pirates prospect outfielder Andrew Lambo was diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder.

Lambo suffered the injury running into a wall Sunday. Pirates director of player development Kyle Stark said he "probably will be impacted by it the rest of this season," though he is expected to play again "sooner rather than later." Lambo, who was acquired from the Dodgers in the Octavio Dotel trade, is batting .346/.443/.462 with two homers and seven RBI over his first 13 games with Double-A Altoona.
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 08:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Elias Diaz
5Sebastian Valle
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Gustavo Nunez
3Jake Elmore
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
2Deibinson Romero
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
3Andrew Lambo
4Willy Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
7Jeremy Bleich
8Nick Kingham
9Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4John Holdzkom
5Jared Hughes
6Brandon Cumpton
7Stolmy Pimentel
8Casey Sadler
9Bobby LaFromboise
10Rob Scahill
11Radhames Liz
12Deolis Guerra
13Blake Wood
14Brad Lincoln