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Reds | John Lamb might start Tuesday

Mon, 02 May 2016 16:42:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb could start Tuesday, May 2, against the San Francisco Giants, in the opinion of John Fay. Manager Bryan Price hasn't yet discussed SPs Robert Stephenson or Cody Reed for the assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Jon Moscot was originally slated to make the start, but he's dealing with a shoulder ailment at the moment that should make him unavailable. While he showed some potential last year as a rookie, Lamb is a very unsafe option right now, given his glaring struggles this season at Class AAA Louisville. Stephenson would have the best outlook of the three, although that's not saying much.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | John Lamb not fully healthy

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:19:08 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb (back) had back surgery last December to fix a bulging disc in his back, and he won't be on a regular schedule this spring. He will throw off a mound for the first time since surgery Sunday, Feb. 21. Lamb will be in the mix for a starting rotation spot if he proves healthy.

Fantasy Tip: Lamb showed better velocity last year after 2011 Tommy John surgery, and he was intriguing in his small sample size despite a 5.80 ERA. It may be unlikely that Lamb is in the starting rotation to begin the year, but he's worth a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues for his potential.

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Reds | Brandon Finnegan, Josh Smith set to start

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:43:51 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SPs Brandon Finnegan and Josh Smith are set to start this weekend, with Finnegan going Friday, Sept. 18, and Smith pitching Saturday, Sept. 19. SPs Anthony DeSclafani and John Lamb will follow.

Fantasy Tip: Both Finnegan and Smith will be priced cheaply on FantasyScore against the Milwaukee Brewers. We don't recommend using either youngster in your daily lineups, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | John Lamb picks up first win

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:17:38 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb allowed three hits over five scoreless innings while striking out six and walking six to pick up his first major league win Thursday, Sept. 10, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Lamb ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has a 5.18 ERA in six starts with the Reds and has yet to pitch past the sixth innings. Unless he strings together a few more solid outings, he isn't worth considering at FantasyScore.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal not starting Tuesday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:02:04 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25, against the Cincinnati Reds. C A.J. Ellis is batting seventh against Reds SP John Lamb.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) appears to be out of the lineup due to Lamb's presence and nothing else. Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has a .600 average with one homer in five at-bats this past week, so if you're looking for a lower-cost catcher he may fit the bill.

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Dodgers | Andre Ethier sitting Tuesday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:51:47 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25, against the Cincinnati Reds. OF Scott Van Slyke is hitting fifth against Reds SP John Lamb.

Fantasy Tip: Ethier ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has the night off with Lamb, a left-handed pitcher, in the lineup. Van Slyke ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has little fantasy value.

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Reds | John Lamb to make debut Friday

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:53:11 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb is expected to be promoted from Class AAA Louisville to make his major league debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Aug. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Lamb was involved in the trade that sent Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals before the trade deadline last month. The left-hander was 10-2 with a 2.67 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 117 strikeouts in 111 1/3 innings in two minor league stops. He's a bit of a different pitcher after Tommy John surgery, but he's reinvented himself this year and is certainly worth owning in dynasty leagues and could generate interest in deep mixed leagues if he stays in the rotation for the rest of the year. It's not smart to consider him on FantasyScore tomorrow night in his debut against the first-place Dodgers.

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Reds | Cincy youngsters to be limited

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:31:34 -0700

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said all of the team's young pitchers, including SPs Anthony DeSclafani, Michael Lorenzen, Raisel Iglesias, David Holmberg, Keyvius Sampson, Robert Stephenson, Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb will have their innings monitored as the season wears on. "The biggest challenge is for a lot of guys who will be considered for call-ups for September or even earlier. We'll have guys who don't have that first major-league season where they pitched in September and had a chance to take their workload from 145 innings or 150 to 175 or 185. We'll have a lot of guys who we'll have to be cautious with their innings."

Fantasy Tip: That's not what owners of any of these pitchers want to hear, but it's a reality that often affects all young pitchers and their fantasy owners as the season winds down. On FantasyScore, none of the Reds young pitchers is ever a slam dunk, and their daily value will likely only continue to plummet if they are kept on pitch counts or innings limits.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Dayton Daily News - Hal McCoy

Reds | Johnny Cueto dealt to KC

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:11:33 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds have acquired RP Brandon Finnegan and minor league Ps John Lamb and Cody Reed from the Kansas City Royals, in exchange for SP Johnny Cueto and cash considerations.

Fantasy Tip: Finnegan has been used exclusively as a reliever at the major league level but the Reds may opt to turn him back into a full-time starter, a role he excelled at in college. Lamb was 9-1 with a 2.67 ERA in 17 starts for Class AAA Omaha, while Reed was 7-7 with a 2.53 ERA in 18 games (15 starts) for Class AA Wichita. Of the three, Finnegan appears to have the most upside and should be added in NL-only leagues and monitored in deep mixed fantasy leagues.

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Royals | KC acquires Johnny Cueto

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:07:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Royals have acquired SP Johnny Cueto and cash considerations from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Ps Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the change of scenery, Cueto ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) should continue to be viewed as an elite starting pitching option in FantasyScore. If anything, a move to the American League might help him, because he will call Kauffman Stadium home instead of the hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Sheldon