Mitchell Lambson

#40 MITCHELL LAMBSON – LHP

Height: 6-1        Weight: 205

Bats: Left          Throws: Left

Born: Montclair, California

Resides: Scottsdale, Arizona

High School: Tualatin (Tualatin, Oregon)

College: Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona – “Sun Devils”)

Draft: 19th – HOU – 2011

Born: 7/20/90    Opening Night Age: 26

Classification: LS-4

 

Career Highlights: Sixth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by Goldeyes on 3/31/17…career 23-14 record with nine saves and a 2.74 ERA in 186 appearances, all of them in relief…71 games finished in career…285.2 career innings pitched, allowing 238 hits, 79 walks, and 20 home runs…315 career strikeouts…has averaged 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings in career…has allowed just 2.5 walks and 0.6 home runs per nine innings in career…has held left-handed hitters to a .261 average in his career, while holding right-handed batters to a .209 average…has held the opposition to a .232 average with runners in scoring position as a professional, and owns a .115 opponents batting average with two outs and runners in scoring position…has pitched more than 1.0 inning in 109 of 186 career relief appearances…has finished with an ERA of 3.03 or lower in each of the last five seasons, including three seasons with an ERA of 2.35 or lower…has finished with more strikeouts than innings pitched in five of six professional seasons…33% caught stealing rate as a pitcher during professional career…appeared in four Major League spring training games for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016, striking out three batters in 2.2 scoreless innings…played in the Arizona Fall League for the Salt River Rafters in 2014, allowing two earned runs and striking out 17 in 14.1 innings pitched…drafted by the Houston Astros in the 19th round in 2011…played three seasons of college baseball at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona…24-11 with 17 saves and a 3.06 ERA during three seasons with the Sun Devils in 102 games, 99 of them in relief…struck out 262 batters in 215.0 collegiate innings…102 appearances ranked tied for second in program history, and one of only three pitchers in school history to reach 100 or more appearances…pitched with his brother Mark Lambson during junior season in 2011…earned Pacific-10 (Pac-10) All-Conference honours in 2009 and 2010…named NCAA Freshman All-American in 2009…helped Sun Devils reach the College World Series in 2009 and 2010…majored in Marketing…played in the Cape Cod League for the Orleans Firebirds in 2010…posted a 0.96 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 18.2 innings for Orleans…played at Tualatin High School in Tualatin, Oregon where he set career records for wins and strikeouts…full name is Mitchell Adam Lambson

 

2016

Colorado Springs (Pacific Coast/AAA/Milwaukee): Made seven relief appearances for the Sky Sox, going 2-0…allowed four earned runs in 8.2 innings pitched…allowed five hits, five walks, and one home run…struck out 11…pitched more than 1.0 inning in four of seven relief appearances…struck out four in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 4/12 at Nashville…picked up win in relief on 4/20 vs. Nashville, striking out one in 1.2 shutout innings

 

Biloxi (Southern/AA/Milwaukee): Made eight relief appearances for the Shuckers, going 0-0…allowed three earned runs in 6.1 innings pitched…finished two games…allowed seven hits, two walks, and one home run…struck out five…struck out two in 1.1 scoreless relief innings on 7/16 vs. Birmingham…struck out two and pitched 1.0 shutout relief inning on 7/21 at Pensacola

 

Brewers (Arizona/R/Milwaukee): Made five relief appearances for the Brewers’ Arizona League affiliate, going 1-0…did not allow an earned run in 6.0 innings pitched…allowed six hits, zero walks, and zero home runs…struck out 12…earned relief win on 7/7 vs. the White Sox’ Arizona League affiliate, striking out two in 1.0 scoreless inning…struck out four in 1.2 shutout relief innings on 7/10 vs. the Indians’ Arizona League affiliate

 

2015

Gwinnett (International/AAA/Atlanta): Made four relief appearances for the Braves, going 0-1…allowed three earned runs in 6.0 innings pitched…finished two games…allowed four hits, two walks, and two home runs…struck out seven…pitched more than 1.0 inning in three of four relief appearances…struck out five in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 7/11 at Durham

 

Mississippi (Southern/AA/Atlanta): Traded from the Houston Astros’ organization to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash on 7/6…1-0 with two saves and a 1.08 ERA for the Braves in 12 relief appearances…finished five games…16.2 innings pitched, allowing 12 hits, nine walks, and zero home runs…struck out 15…pitched more than 1.0 inning in seven of 12 relief appearances…earned the save on 7/21 at Jackson with 2.0 scoreless relief innings and one strikeout…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/24 vs. Mobile…pitched 2.1 shutout relief innings and struck out two on 8/8 at Biloxi…struck out three in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 8/21 vs. Birmingham…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings and struck out two on 8/25 at Pensacola

 

Fresno (Pacific Coast League/AAA/Houston): 0-0 with a 2.60 ERA for the Grizzlies in 13 relief appearances…finished four games…17.1 innings pitched, allowing 15 hits, five walks, and zero home runs…struck out 12…pitched more than 1.0 inning in six of 13 relief appearances…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings and struck out one on 5/23 vs. Nashville…struck out three in 2.2 scoreless relief innings on 6/14 at Salt Lake…helped Grizzlies win Pacific Coast League championship

 

Corpus Christi (Texas/AA/Houston): 2-1 with a 2.60 ERA for the Hooks in 11 relief appearances…finished two games…17.1 innings pitched, allowing 15 hits, four walks, and zero home runs…struck out 18…pitched more than 1.0 inning in five of 11 relief appearances…earned relief win on 4/9 at Springfield, pitching 2.1 scoreless innings…struck out three in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 4/13 at Tulsa…worked 3.0 scoreless relief innings with three strikeouts on 4/21 vs. Tulsa…struck out six in 3.1 shutout relief innings on 5/15 at Frisco…worked 2.2 scoreless relief innings with two strikeouts on 5/19 vs. San Antonio…helped Hooks reach Texas League playoffs

 

2014

Corpus Christi (Texas/AA/Houston): 3-1 with one save and a 1.36 ERA for the Hooks in 23 relief appearances…finished 10 games…33.0 innings pitched, allowing 25 hits, five walks, and four home runs…struck out 35…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 12 of 23 relief appearances…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/4 vs. Springfield…struck out three in 1.1 shutout relief innings on 7/19 at Frisco…pitched 2.1 scoreless relief innings with three strikeouts on 7/28 vs. San Antonio…picked up win in relief on 8/2 at Midland, striking out two in 2.0 scoreless innings…pitched 3.0 shutout innings and struck out three to earn relief win on 8/5 at Northwest Arkansas…struck out two and pitched 1.1 scoreless relief innings to pick up the win on 9/1 vs. San Antonio

 

Lancaster (California/A+/Houston): 1-1 with two saves and a 3.32 ERA for the JetHawks in 17 relief appearances…finished eight games…21.2 innings pitched, allowing 21 hits, four walks, and three home runs…struck out 28…pitched more than 1.0 inning in seven of 17 relief appearances…earned relief win with 2.0 scoreless innings on 4/8 vs. San Jose…pitched 2.0 scoreless relief innings and struck out two on 5/7 at Lake Elsinore…helped the JetHawks win the California League championship

 

2013

Quad Cities (Midwest/A/Houston): 8-3 with one save and a 3.03 ERA for the River Bandits in 41 relief appearances…finished 15 games…71.1 innings pitched, allowing 61 hits, 25 walks, and three home runs…struck out 79…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 28 of 41 relief appearances…worked 3.2 shutout relief innings with three strikeouts on 4/16 vs. Clinton…struck out two in 1.1 shutout relief innings and earned the win on 6/13 vs. Cedar Rapids…pitched 2.2 scoreless relief innings with three strikeouts to earn the win on 7/1 vs. Clinton…worked 3.0 shutout relief innings and struck out four on 7/11 vs. Bowling Green…earned relief win with 1.2 shutout relief innings and two strikeouts on 7/17 at Fort Wayne…pitched 3.2 shutout relief innings and struck out three on 8/12 vs. Wisconsin…struck out six in 2.2 relief innings while allowing one earned run on 8/16 at Clinton…picked up the save on 8/24 at Burlington, striking out six in 3.0 shutout relief innings…earned relief win, pitching 3.0 shutout innings and striking out three on 8/30 at Wisconsin…helped River Bandits win Midwest League championship…struck out nine and did not allow a run in 6.2 postseason innings over four appearances…pitched scoreless baseball over final 2.0 innings in decisive Game Three of the Midwest League Semi Finals on 9/9 at Beloit to send Quad Cities to the Midwest League Championship Series…pitched 1.0 shutout relief inning in clinching Game Three of the Midwest League Championship Series on 9/14 vs. South Bend

 

2012

Lexington (South Atlantic/A/Houston): 2-1 with a 2.72 ERA for the Legends in 19 relief appearances…finished nine games…36.1 innings pitched, allowing 30 hits, 10 walks, and two home runs…struck out 42…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 17 of 19 relief appearances…struck out seven and pitched 4.0 shutout relief innings on 7/3 vs. Asheville…earned relief win on 7/15 vs. Hagerstown, pitching 4.0 shutout innings with three strikeouts…struck out three in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 7/21 at Greenville…worked 2.2 scoreless relief innings and struck out three on 7/29 vs. Hagerstown…struck out three in 1.1 shutout relief innings on 8/9 vs. West Virginia…struck out four in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/22 vs. Greensboro…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings and struck out three on 8/24 vs. Charleston

 

Greeneville (Appalachian/R/Houston): Made four relief appearances for the Astros, going 1-0 with one save…did not allow an earned run in 9.2 innings pitched…finished two games…allowed four hits, zero walks, and zero home runs…struck out 12…pitched more than 1.0 inning in all four relief appearances…struck out five in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 6/20 at Johnson City…earned the save on 6/25 vs. Princeton, striking out two in 3.0 shutout relief innings…worked 3.0 scoreless relief innings with three strikeouts and earned the win on 6/28 vs. Danville

 

2011

Tri-City (Northwest/A-/Houston): 2-6 with two saves and a 4.33 ERA for the ValleyCats in 22 relief appearances during rookie professional season…finished 10 games…35.1 innings pitched, allowing 33 hits, eight walks, and four home runs…struck out 39…worked more than 1.0 inning in 13 of 22 relief appearances…made professional debut on 6/26 vs. Connecticut, allowing two earned runs in 2.2 innings while taking the loss…earned first career win on 7/6 at Hudson Valley, pitching 3.0 shutout relief innings with two strikeouts…earned first career save on 7/13 at Batavia, working 0.1 scoreless relief innings…struck out three in 1.2 shutout relief innings while picking up the save on 7/16 vs. Staten Island…struck out five and allowed one unearned run in 2.2 relief innings while taking the loss on 7/30 vs. Auburn…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings and struck out two on 8/8 at Vermont

 

Rick Forney on Mitchell Lambson: I’m really excited to add Mitch.  Mitch has been highly successful during his career, and I expect him to fill a very important role on our pitching staff.