John LambCincinnati Reds
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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:||| 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
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
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
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:||| Source: Dayton Daily News - Hal McCoy|
|Reds | Johnny Cueto dealt to KC|
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:11:33 -0700
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.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: USA TODAY Sports|
|Royals | KC acquires Johnny Cueto|
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:07:54 -0700
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:||| Source: MLB.com - Mark Sheldon|
|Royals | Three reassigned|
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:29:57 -0700
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|Royals | John Lamb missing velocity|
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 08:46:09 -0800
Kansas City Royals SP John Lamb's velocity was in the mid-80s in his spring debut Sunday, Feb. 24. He never touched 90 mph. He used to touch 94 mph before having Tommy John surgery 19 months ago and has yet to regain that velocity.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Baseball America - J.J. Cooper|