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: 28
Classification: LS-5

Career Highlights: Ninth season of professional baseball and third with the Goldeyes…re-signed by the Goldeyes on 1/15/19…originally signed by the Goldeyes on 3/31/17…member of the Goldeyes’ 2017 American Association championship team…career 43-27 record with 10 saves and a 3.44 ERA in 254 appearances, 225 of them in relief…three career complete games, including one shutout…80 career games finished…513.0 career innings pitched, allowing 492 hits, 131 walks, and 37 home runs…490 career strikeouts for an average of 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings…has averaged just 2.3 walks and 0.6 home runs per nine innings in career…has held right-handed batters to a career .247 average (1,381 AB)…has held the opposition to a .239 career average with runners in scoring position (490 AB) and a .146 average with two outs and runners in scoring position (219 AB)…has pitched more than 1.0 inning in 128 of 225 career relief appearances…33 percent career caught stealing rate as a pitcher…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 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

2018
Winnipeg (American Association/Ind.): 8-6 with a 3.81 ERA for the Goldeyes in 17 starts and one relief appearance…pitched three complete games, including one shutout…finished one game in relief…115.2 innings pitched, allowing 120 hits, 24 walks, and eight home runs…struck out 81…finished ninth in the American Association in ERA and tied for fourth in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) among pitchers (2.8)…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 11 of 17 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 13 of them…walked two batters or less in 13 of 17 starts, and walked three batters or less in 16 of them…pitched 6.0 innings or more in 12 of 17 starts, including seven starts of 7.0 innings or more…struck out six during start and picked up the win on 6/17 at Sioux Falls, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings…pitched 3.1 perfect relief innings on 6/24 at St. Paul on just one day of rest from previous start…started and won on 7/1 vs. St. Paul, allowing one unearned run in 6.0 innings and striking out four…threw first career complete game, as well as first career shutout, on 7/11 vs. Sioux Falls, allowing two hits and striking out six in 9.0 innings while picking up the win…started and won on 7/17 at Sioux Falls, allowing one unearned run in 7.2 innings with seven strikeouts…threw complete game victory on 7/22 at Fargo-Moorhead, allowing two earned runs in 9.0 innings with five strikeouts…started and won on 8/7 vs. Cleburne, allowing one earned run in 7.1 innings while striking out three…started and won on 8/13 at Gary SouthShore, allowing one earned run in 8.2 innings with five strikeouts…started and took the loss on 8/18 vs. Sioux City, allowing two earned runs in 8.0 innings with three strikeouts…started and took complete game loss on 8/28 vs. St. Paul, allowing three earned runs in 9.0 innings while striking out five

Puebla (Mexican/AAA): 5-4 with a 5.86 ERA in 11 starts for the Pericos…50.2 innings pitched, allowing 68 hits, 16 walks, and four home runs…struck out 33…allowed three or fewer earned runs in seven of 11 starts…walked two batters or less in 10 of 11 starts, and walked three batters or less in all of them…started and picked up the win on 3/29 vs. Oaxaca with 7.0 shutout innings and four strikeouts…started and won on 4/4 at Laredo, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with four strikeouts…picked up the win during start on 4/15 vs. Durango, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings while striking out nine…started and picked up the win on 4/22 vs. Tabasco, striking out three in 6.0 shutout innings…helped Pericos reach the Mexican League’s first half playoffs

2017
Winnipeg (American Association/Ind.): 7-3 with one save and a 3.98 ERA for the Goldeyes in 39 games, 38 of them in relief…finished eight games…61.0 innings pitched, allowing 66 hits, 12 walks, and five home runs…struck out 61…did not allow an earned run in 24 of 38 relief appearances…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 18 of 38 relief appearances…struck out two in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 5/23 vs. Salina…picked up win in relief and struck out two in 2.0 shutout innings on 5/26 at Wichita…worked 2.2 scoreless relief innings with one strikeout on 6/12 vs. Texas…struck out four and earned the win with 2.0 shutout relief innings on 6/28 vs. Gary SouthShore…struck out three in 1.2 scoreless relief innings on 7/14 vs. Kansas City…picked up relief win and tied career high with 4.0 innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out three on 7/15 vs. Kansas City…7/15 game set American Association record for longest game by duration at five hours and 25 minutes (record broken on 9/18/17)…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings and struck out one on 7/29 vs. Fargo-Moorhead…made first career start and picked up the win on 8/2 at Sioux City in the second game of a double header, allowing two earned runs and striking out five in 5.0 innings…picked up the save on 8/7 at Sioux Falls, allowing two earned runs in 2.1 innings with four strikeouts…struck out two in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/24 vs. Sioux City…helped Goldeyes win American Association championship…1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in six playoff relief appearances over 7.0 innings…earned relief win in Game One of the American Association Division Series at Lincoln on 9/6, striking out two in 1.0 scoreless inning…struck out one and pitched 1.2 scoreless relief innings in Game Four of the American Association Championship Series on 9/18 vs. Wichita…9/18 contest set American Association record for longest game by duration at five hours and 59 minutes, and tied league record for longest game by innings at 17…struck out two and pitched 1.2 shutout relief innings in clinching Game Five of the American Association Championship Series on 9/20 vs. Wichita

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 very pleased to announce the return of Kevin (McGovern) and Mitchell. Both are very durable left-handers, and help us take a great step in the right direction in terms of putting together the starting rotation. I’m hoping both guys can provide us with 19 to 20 starts, while throwing 120.0 innings for our club. Mitchell does a really good job of adding and subtracting, and competes in the zone. He forces guys to put the ball in play, and when you do that, you’re going to find yourself out there in the seventh or eighth inning quite a bit.