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Peter Lambert

Born: 04/18/1997 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 208
Body: Short right-hander, looks smaller than listed; sloped, narrow features, young, immature frame, average body type. Physical projection remaining, should remain slight

Delivery: Semi-wind, slower-paced, coordinated and controlled throughout; average height to leg lift, hand pump at the top, repeats, excellent balance and extension through finish; strike-throwing starter's mechanics

Arm Action: Compact, in-line circle, free and easy, clean arm-stroke, over-the-top slot
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 05/30/2016
Affiliate Asheville Tourists (Low A, Rockies)
Dates Seen May 30, 2016
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2020
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 50 89-91 93 Slot straightens it, below-average movement, mixes occasional two-seam with modest arm-side run to lefties, will need the movement at higher levels

Command: Advanced, regular quality strikes to lower quadrants, feel to pitch beyond his years
Slider 50 80-83 83 Ingredients of a future average pitch, contact-oriented, short break, lateral glove-side tilt; lacks the strength for power depth right now, struggled to keep pitch at the bottom of zone in some sequences
Changeup 55 82-83 84 Flashes above-average; advanced sequencing, will pitch backwards to set up fastball; consistent arm speed, sells it, hard, late arm-side turnover action; confidence in pitch, relied on it throughout start, swing-and-miss pitch at present, may not hold against better hitters
Curveball 45 71-74 74 Second breaker, casts it soft, loopy with some hump, loose spin; fringy contact pitch, best as change-of-pace; occasionally slows arm on the pitch
Control 60     Polished fastball command, strike-thrower; consistently lands fastball and change, drops get-me-over curve in for strikes consistently, slider command comes and goes, average projection; projects to develop plus overall control

Ceiling: Regular No. 4 Starter
Realistic: Back-Rotation Starter; Long/Middle Relief

Undersized right-hander is dominating low-minors competition as a 19-year-old due to his advanced overall polish, quality changeup, and command. He lacks the frame or stuff to fit an upper-rotation profile safely, but he has competed very well as one of the youngest regular starters in the SAL. There are ample signs he'll be able to pitch and command the zone enough to get outs with borderline raw stuff across the board, leading to a higher floor than many prep arms with modest ceilings. He's still numerous years away from big-league contribution, but is an intriguing young pitching prospect, albeit one who projects to be more reliable than dynamic.

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