Lamb doesn't have an exceptional heater, making it imperative that he locates it well to avoid hard contact. He wasn't able to nibble effectively last season, evident in his Four-Seamer's 13.2% walk rate and an allowed .216 ISO.
13.3% Thrown 67.7 MPH
Lamb's most dependable pitch last year was his Curveball, which was able to get swings off the plate at a 40.0% clip, while also landing inside the zone at a great 43.5% rate.
17.0% Thrown 74.5 MPH
Lamb's success hinges on his Changeup, which can be deadly at times (a 17.8% whiff rate) while a meatball for batters to crush (an allowed .980 OPS last season). He'll need to improve his consistency with the pitch to take the next step.
19.8% Thrown 85.2 MPH
After displaying an impressive 14.3% whiff rate in his debut year, Lamb took a step back with his Cutter in 2016, dropping that number to just 4.0% as the pitch lost 1.5 inches of both horizontal and vertical movement.