Prospect Highlights: Big Hit From Lambo, Garcia Homers Again

Yesterday, we took a good look at Willy Garcia and his current hot streak despite poor plate patience and high strikeouts. On Friday, he continued that streak in a big way, hitting his 16th homer, while also adding two doubles. The home run tied him for the most among Pirates’ minor league players, pulling him even with JaCoby Jones. The two doubles gave him 24 on the year, one behind Chris McGuiness in the organization. Garcia extended his hit streak to 12 games. Here is the home run from last night.

Andrew Lambo singled home two runs during a 6-4 victory by Indianapolis on Thursday afternoon. His home run on Wednesday broke a 3-for-24 slump and he carried that into Thursday, collecting three hits. In 40 games for Indianapolis this season, Lambo has a .338/.405/.563 slash line. In 14 games since returning from his thumb injury, he has a .912 OPS. Last year during his breakout season, he had an OPS of .922 between Altoona and Indianapolis, so he has actually improved on those numbers this year. He looks to be positioning himself to be a September call-up, giving the Pirates a strong lefty bat on the bench for their playoff run.

John Dreker

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • Wabbit_Season

    Would love to see Lambo become the answer at first.

    -Wabbit

  • lonleylibertarian

    Lambo should be up and Davis released…
    The Long Term Solution has been a total failure – and he can’t play the position…