Lamb, Coleman selected as PCL All-Stars
HOUSTON -- The Pacific Coast League All-Star teams were announced on Wednesday, and the Royals' Triple-A Omaha affiliate landed a pair of pitchers on the roster.
Left-hander John Lamb and veteran reliever Louis Coleman earned All-Star berths, and they won't have to travel very far. The Triple-A All-Star Game will be held on July 15 at Werner Park, the Storm Chasers' home stadium.
The two hurlers are at very different points in their career. Lamb, who has already tied his career high with eight wins at one stop, is a 24-year-old still trying to break through seven years after being drafted out of high school.
Lamb been fairly dominant this season, striking out 70 batters while compiling a 2.71 ERA. With the injury bug biting the Royals' rotation fairly often this season, it wouldn't be a huge surprise if Lamb made his Major League debut this summer.
Coleman has been there, done that in this situation, though he didn't actually play in the game when earned a PCL All-Star selection in 2013. A callup to the big leagues prevented him from participating, and that's emblematic of where Coleman is at in his career.
Coleman has been on the shuttle back and forth between the Minors and Majors numerous times. Not earning a roster spot for the Royals out of Spring Training hasn't soured his results this season. The right-hander has six saves with a 1.42 ERA and hasn't allowed a run in 18 of his 23 outings in 2015.
Lamb was selected to the starting All-Star roster, while Coleman will be a reserve.