Jake Lamb, Infield, Arizona Diamondbacks, #19


Date of Birth: 10/9/1990
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
College: University of Washington
Current Salary: $508,500

Jake Lamb, infielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was first drafted in 2009 by the Pittsburgh Pirates but he opted instead to go to the University of Washington. Three years later, he was drafted by the Diamondbacks.

Lamb played in the Diamondbacks' minor league system from 2012 through 2014. During that time, he batted .321 wih 295 hits, 83 doubles, 193 RBIs, and 229 strikeouts to 127 walks in 244 games. Defensively, at third base, he made 450 assists, 46 double plays, 135 putouts, and 32 errors in 225 games.

Lamb joined the Diamondbacks for 37 games in 2014. He had 29 hits during that time. In 2015, he played in 107 games and he batted .263 with 92 hits, 15 doubles, and 34 RBIs. Defensively, at third base, he made 203 assists, 14 double plays, 47 putouts, and 7 errors in 95 games.

In 2016, Lamb batted .249 in 151 games with the Diamondbacks. He finished the season with 130 hits, 31 doubles, 29 home runs, and 91 RBIs. Defensively, as the Diamondbacks' third baseman in 142 games, he made 251 assists, 13 double plays, 92 putouts, and 20 errors.

Career batting statistics for Lamb through 2016 include:

  • 295 games played
  • 251 hits
  • 50 doubles
  • 136 RBIs
  • 288 strikeouts to 106 walks
  • .251 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Lamb at third base through 2016 include:

  • 271 games played
  • 515 assists
  • 32 double plays
  • 153 putouts
  • 28 errors
  • .960 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
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Baseball Reference - Jake Lamb