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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 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

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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

Pirates acquired OF Andrew Lambo and RHP James McDonald from the Dodgers for RHP Octavio Dotel.

A nice get for the Pirates. Lambo, 21, has posted decent numbers at Double-A over the last two seasons, even flashing power at times. He could develop into a starting corner outfielder for the Pirates within a few years. McDonald is a quality young righty as well.
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 04:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel