Lambo's gone deep eight times in May. Photo Credit: David Hague
The farm system as a whole has been in something of a slump for a week or so, but a couple of former prospects are showing some power at the upper levels and one of the team's top prospects is overcoming a bad start. Meanwhile, the bullpen depth has taken a hit lately.
Matt Hague, 1B (AAA): He's past the prospect stage, but Hague could still rate consideration for a callup if the Pirates suffered a couple of injuries. He wasn't looking like an option for a while this year, as his power disappeared on him. He didn't go deep until well into May and he slugged only .387 in April; not good for a guy mainly limited to first base. He's been hitting the ball with much more authority in May, with four HR and an overall line of 282/385/505. He's done it while maintaining good plate discipline (16 BB, 18 K).
Andrew Lambo, 1B/OF (AA): One of the issues for Lambo has always been an inability to bring his ra...
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