Lambo is off to a bad start, with one hit in his first 20 at-bats.
Yesterday I took a look at the early results from the minor league system, focusing on five players who need to continue their early season success in order to help the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, the focus will be on five players who are off to bad starts, who the Pirates need help from, both in the short term and in the long term. Just like yesterday, I'll point out that it's way too early in the season to analyze any of the numbers. That said, we can look at the numbers and determine what a player needs to be doing this year in order to eventually fill the needs of the Pirates in the majors.
Andrew Lambo - Lambo is in the same category as Gorkys Hernandez, Alex Presley, and Starling Marte. The Pirates have a long term need for a third outfielder to join Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata in Pittsburgh. However, Lambo is off to a bad start, with one hit in his first 20 at-bats. Just like it's too early to rel...
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