Austin Lambright Greenville Drive Pitcher

       
 
Age: 28
Born: August 26, 1994
Birthplace: Anacortes, WA
Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: 10th round, 2018 by KC
How Acquired: Selected in the Minor League Phase of the Rule 5 Draft from KC (Dec. 2021)
College: Central Oklahoma
High School: Friday Harbor (WA)

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First Pro Contract: June 10, 2018 (KC)
Signing Scout: Chad Lee
Signing Bonus: $2,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
   
Pro Debut: June 20, 2018 (Burlington)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
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  Physical Description: Tall, medium-sized frame with minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Effortful, over-the-top delivery. High leg kick.

Fastball: Mid-90s pitch with a high spin rate that will show natural cut. Induces a high swinging strike rate. Really effective against left-handed hitters. Below-average command and control.

Slider: High spin rate with slurvy shape. Also generates whiffs at a high rate.

Curveball: Reportedly has a work-in-progress curveball with hard, late drop.


  Career Notes: Twin brother Brandon was drafted by Colorado in 2018. Had Tommy John surgery in 2015. Spent three seasons at Abilene Christian before transferring to Central Oklahoma. Low-bonus senior sign with Kansas City in 2018. After the canceled 2020 season, he missed 2021 due to injury. Selected by Boston in the minor league phase of the 2021 Rule 5 Draft. Participated in 2022 Winter Warm-Up. Missed the first month-and-a-half of the 2022 season rehabbing an injury.

Summation: Intriguing Rule 5 pick, with upside as a reliever. Has the build and raw stuff teams look for from left-handers and a track record of getting lefties out. High spin rates on two pitches with high whiff rates make him the sort of player analytically-inclined teams target. Needs to stay healthy and significantly refine command and control to reach his ceiling.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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Scouting Report Update (3.9.2022)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2014 Abilene Christian SL NCAA --- 19 1 3 5.98 20 7 0 40.2 39 33 27 1 5 34 43 1.80 9.52 7.52
  2015 Abilene Christian SL NCAA --- 20 0 3 13.85 10 3 0 13.0 18 21 20 2 5 18 12 2.77 8.31 12.46
  2017 Abilene Christian SL NCAA --- 22 0 4 5.74 16 14 0 62.2 50 49 40 4 8 89 69 2.22 9.91 12.78
  2018 Central Oklahoma MIAA NCAA --- 23 4 1 3.32 25 4 3 43.1 29 20 16 4 5 30 52 1.36 10.80 6.23
  2018 Burlington Royals App Rk KC 23 0 3 4.84 16 0 1 22.1 21 16 12 0 0 27 31 2.15 12.49 10.88
  2019 Lexington Legends SAL A KC 24 2 0 2.43 17 0 1 29.2 15 9 8 1 1 16 45 1.04 13.65 4.85
  2019 Wilmington Blue Rocks Car A+ KC 24 0 2 3.57 16 0 0 17.2 19 8 7 0 2 9 29 1.58 14.77 4.58
2020 Season Cancelled --- --- KC 25 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
2021 DNP-Injured --- --- KC 26 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
2022 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 27 2 0 10.89 19 0 0 19.0 24 24 23 3 2 15 21 2.05 9.95 7.11
2022 TBD --- --- Bos 28     stats                            
   
     
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