Tuesday, June 7, 2011

With their 19th Round pick...

...The Astros select 6'1" 195lb LHP Mitchell Lambson, a 21-year old junior out of Arizona State.

This past season, Lambson was 7-3 in 29 appearances (two starts), with eight saves. In 49IP, he allowed 54H/24ER, 59K:11BB, with opponents hitting .276 - a team high.

Lambson was a 2010 First-Team All-Pac-10 winner, going 8-2 with three saves, striking out 96 batters in 75IP, with opponents hitting .160.

Baseball Beginnings has a little something about Lambson, from January 2011:

The seperator for Lambson is the above-average change-up, CHG in shorthand, though some scouts might write OMG. I had it at 72-74 and I’m sold on the arm slot repetition. These lefties with the change-up need to have a fearless side to them, the willingness to throw it any time in the count. Maybe you don’t get a chance to do that in college baseball, but you do against wood. He won’t be an overpowering guy so the change , the moxie and the downhill fastball movement will punch the ticket. I can see him as a fast-riser bullpen arm but wouldn’t put pro starting past him.