A recurring theme in my coverage of the Altoona Curve this season has been Andrew Lambo's success. As Tim Williams and I have both asserted, all season Lambo has been proving that he deserves a promotion. And then tonight he contributed a two-RBI single in the 4th inning, leading to this tweet:
Finally tonight, following a 3-2 loss to the Binghamton Mets, Lambo was informed that he's moving up to AAA Indianapolis.
Andrew Lambo has been promoted to Indianapolis. Photo Credit: David Hague.
In 220 at bats in 2012, Lambo hit .291/.351/.559, leading the team with 14 home runs, 46 RBIs, and 35 runs scored and adding 6 stolen bases. He's also the Eastern League leader in home runs, second in RBIs, and sixth in OPS.
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John Eshleman wrote for Pirates Prospects in 2012 and 2013, providing live coverage of the State College Spikes and the Altoona Curve. He now writes for the prospect team at Baseball Prospectus, and occasionally guest contributes for Pirates Prospects. John earned a Ph.D in Rural Sociology from Penn State University in 2016 and has held academic positions at North Carolina State and Duke Universities. Now, he is chasing his dream of joining an MLB front office. He lives in Durham, NC