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June 4, 2013 2:08 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 3

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Zach Mortimer

Royals lefty John Lamb is slowly regaining his pre-injury stuff, but his stamina seemingly still has a long way to go.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: John Lamb, LHP, Royals (High-A Wilmington): 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. I was at the start tonight and it was filled with great excitement followed by a bit of a letdown. In the first three innings, Lamb’s fastball worked at 89-91 (T92); he showed plus command, spotting it wherever he wanted to; the curveball was 70-73 with tight spin and downward action; his changeup came in at 72-75 with good life and is a potential plus pitch. In the fourth and fifth inning, Lamb’s fastball worked 81-86; he was unable to command the curveball; the changeup was still quality at 70-74. The fact that Lamb showed he still has the ability to touch the higher velocities is promising, but now he will need to show his arm can sustain these velocities throughout an entire start.

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April 9, 2012 8:12 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

A quick look at ten players with notable opening weekends in the minors.

Matt Adams, 1B, Cardinals (Triple-A Memphis)
Though he was last year's Texas League MVP, Adams still hasn't gotten a lot of love, as he was a 23rd round pick out of a small school in Pennsylvania and he looks more like a cleanup hitter for a 16-inch softball team than a professional baseball one. He gained more support from scouts with an impressive spring, and while he went 0-for-3 on Sunday, he's still off to one of the hotter starts around: after going deep in Thursday's opener, he hit another on Friday and just missed a third, and after initially getting an off day on Saturday, he ended up providing a pinch-hit three-run shot in the ninth inning. No prospect is going to make anybody forget Albert Pujols, but Adams could make the loss a little less painful for Cardinals fans in 2013, if not earlier.


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