If you missed it, and I’m sure you have not, the Pirates made it official today that Andrew Lambo would be joining the club in time for the start of this week’s series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
We all know the breakout season Lambo has had this year and when you couple that with the fact that the Pirates right fielders have combined to produce the worst offensive numbers of any right field combination in the National League, it leads to some pretty giddy fans.
But let’s take a step back here and actually look at Andrew Lambo. What should actually be expected from him?
There are a lot of things to like about Lambo. First off, he just turned 25 years old on Sunday. He is practically the same age as fellow Pirates Starling Marte and Tony Sanchez. It isn’t like we’re dealing with a 29-year-old minor league journeyman who is just having a career year mashing the ball. Lambo is still very much a prospect.
Second, Lambo has put up some very impressive numbers this year in ball parks...