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Prospect Notebook: Andrew Lambo’s 2011 Struggles

Prospect Notebook: Andrew Lambo’s 2011 Struggles

Once considered one of the top 50 prospects in all of baseball, Andrew Lambo's value has been on the decline.

The outfielder was the top prospect in the Dodgers' system and the 49th best prospect in baseball, according to Baseball America, prior to the 2009 season. After struggling at the plate, and dealing with a suspension for recreational drug use, the Dodgers traded him away to the Pirates along with James McDonald in exchange for Octavio Dotel. Lambo had sporadic periods of success with the Pirates, but largely has struggled, to the point where he's rarely mentioned among the top outfield depth in the upper levels.

"Those are always going to go up and down. One minute you're going to be the man, the next minute you're not. That's just part of the game. That's a part of baseball," Lambo said about his fall from top prospect status. "You've got to continue to put up, and to be consistent, and I don't think that in the past that I've been consistent. Not only offensive, just al...

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