John Lamb

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 11 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 17 and 10 mos
Position(s) LHP  
Ht/Wt 6-4, 185 lb
School  Laguna Hills
Hometown  Laguna Hills, CA USA
Summer Team  Midland Baseball
Fall Team  Southland Shockers
MLB Debut 
Reds Aug 14, 2015
MLB Draft 
Round 5 by Royals in 2008
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - LHP
6'3 lefty, mid to upper 80s, projects large, some like him even higher
CA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - LHP

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 9.5
John Lamb is a 2008 LHP with a 6'4'', 185 lb. frame from Laguna Hills, CA who attends Laguna Hills HS. He has a long and lean frame that looks young and projects very well. Lamb throws from an easy, balance delivery with a loose and easy arm. Lamb lands closed and throws a bit across his body and will vary his arm slot from high 3/4's to mid 3/4's with little change in his raw stuff. Lamb is easy to project with his velocity but he has a finesse pitcher's approach to pitching now. He'll vary the speed on his fastball from 84-89 mph while changing release points, while getting good arm side run. He threw both a big, slow curveball in the low to mid 60's and a sweeping one plane slider depending on the hitter and situation and mixed in a fading change up at 69 mph. Lamb works all the angles and has a large velocity range on his pitches. It would be nice to see him with a harder breaking ball to fill in the upper 70's gap. Lamb is a good overall athlete with some hitting ability and projects very well. Keep a close eye on him.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
1.50 improvement beginning on Aug 26, 2005
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 89 mph
90.08% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.63 sec
61.73% Rank
best 6.86  avg 7.80
 (2008 class in 2005)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
IF 76 mph
68.82% Rank
best 88  avg 73
 (2008 class in 2005)

best 95  avg 76
 (2008 class)
1B 71 mph
45.45% Rank
best 85  avg 73
 (2008 class in 2005)

best 92  avg 75
 (2008 class)
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