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Diamondbacks call up top prospect Jake Lamb

Aug 7, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks have called up 23-year-old prospect Jake Lamb, a 2012 sixth-round pick who’s hit .321 in three seasons as a pro.

Lamb was just promoted from Double-A to Triple-A last week, so it’s a little odd to see the Diamondbacks jumping the third baseman all the way to the majors now.

He’s hit .327 with 15 homers, 39 doubles, and a .973 OPS in 108 total games this season and has topped a .925 OPS in each of his three seasons in the minors. He figures to take over as the starter at third base, where the Diamondbacks had been using former top prospect Andy Marte since trading Martin Prado to the Yankees.

  1. nsauser - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    He was called up and not traded right? You sure you read that right?

    • SocraticGadfly - Aug 7, 2014 at 9:55 PM

      Can a Lamb have grit?

  2. tmc602014 - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Who has been playing third? Andy Marte? He’s tearing up the league.

    • nsauser - Aug 7, 2014 at 6:06 PM

      Marte was DFA’d.

  3. pappageorgio - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Larussa wanting to see if he needs a stop-gap at 3rd next year or if he can roll with Lamb. “hey look….something I don’t have to fix!!!”

  4. seattlej - Aug 8, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    I see the requirements for the use of the term “top prospect” have diminished…

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