Jacob Ryan Lamb...On Twitter: @JakeLamb18....In 2018, started Jake Lamb’s Kids with Courage community program, hosting patients from Phoenix Children’s Hospital and their families throughout the season...Jake’s sister, Megan, had leukemia at three, and is now cancer free...Jake often participated in D-backs visits to Phoenix Children’s Hospital....Attended University of Washington…Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 from 2010-12 and Freshman All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball in 2010....In 2018, partnered with University of Washington to create a new charity program, “Jake’s Corner,” which provides opportunities for local groups to attend Husky baseball games free of cost…The program provides free tickets for participating groups, and in some instances transportation to and from the park....Was a finalist for 2016 All-Star Final Vote contest...In promotion of his candidacy, D-backs incorporated lamb-themed elements to Chase Field for the week, including bringing a live lamb to batting practice....While playing for Arizona, lived with former Angels pitcher Archie Bradley for four seasons (2015-18) before moving into his own home after the 2018 season....Brother, Dylan, played for University of Washington baseball team from 2019-21…Older brother, Dan, is a youth baseball coach in the Seattle area....Father, John, was a linebacker at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash....Grew up a big fan of the Seattle Mariners and favorite player was Ken Griffey Jr...Family had season tickets through his dad’s company (second level, first-base line)....Started playing baseball at three years old with a plastic bat and switch hit until age nine, when he realized Griffey Jr. only hit left-handed....Originally signed by Diamondbacks scout Don Reynolds.
Started year at Triple-A Oklahoma City, appearing in 61 games before having contract selected by Dodgers on June 28...At time of promotion, ranked among Pacific Coast League leaders in home runs (15; T3rd), RBI (50; fourth), walks (39; T4th), total bases (124; seventh), slugging (.537; seventh), OBP (.395; eighth), runs (44; eighth) and hits (67; T9th)... Made Dodgers debut June 28 at Colorado as a pinch hitter... Totaled 25 games (17 starts) for Dodgers...Homered in back-to-back games July 8-9 vs. Cubs...Defensively, appeared primarily in left field, while also totaling eight innings at first base... Traded by Dodgers to Mariners, Aug. 2, for cash considerations or a PTBNL... Played in 16 games for Seattle, appearing defensively in right field, left field, first base and third base...Was designated for assignment by Seattle, Sept. 21 and released Sept. 24.
Posted a .194/.306/.368 slashline in 55 games with the White Sox and Blue Jays, bringing in 25 runs, four doubles and seven homers with an 84 OPS+ in 2021... Most of his work came against right-handed pitching posting a .192/.313/.392 line and a .704 OPS…posted a 1.041 OPS in the month of May with the White Sox along with seven homers…13 of his 28 hits came in July... He was stellar defensively in his time with the White Sox, posting a 1.000 fielding percentage in his 25 games…appeared in 16 games in left field and nine games in right field…committed no errors in that stretch... Committed just one error at first base and one error at third base in the Majors.
Limited to just 78 games in an injury-shortened campaign, hitting .193 (36-for-187) with 8 doubles, 6 home runs, 30 RBI and 32 walks...On 10-day injured list from April 5 (retro to April 4)-June 26 with a strained left quadriceps...Started 34 games at third base and 19 at first...Totaled 3 home runs off left-handers (28 PA) after none in 2018 (54 PA)...5 of his 6 home runs came as a third baseman.
Appeared in 56 games in an injury-shortened campaign and hit .222/.307 OBP/.348 SLG with 8 doubles, 6 homers, 31 RBI and 26 walks...Set a franchise Opening Day record with 4 RBI on March 29 vs. Rockies… his 9 career RBI on Opening Day are also a club record...On the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left AC joint from April 3-May 18 and placed on the disabled list on July 27 with a left shoulder contusion…had season-ending surgery on Aug. 15 to repair fraying of the left rotator cuff (performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache).
Set career highs in hits (133), home runs (30), RBI (105), walks (87) and runs (89), and hit .248/.357 OBP/.487 SLG (133-for-536) with 30 doubles and 4 triples in 149 games in his fourth season with the D-backs...Selected to his first NL All-Star Team, the second third baseman in team history to play in the Midsummer Classic (Matt Williams, 1999)...Became the eighth D-back (14th time) to reach 100 RBI...he and Paul Goldschmidt (120) were the second set of D-backs teammates to reach the 100-RBI mark (Jay Bell, Steve Finley, Luis Gonzalez and Williams in 1999)...Was 1 of 2 Major League third basemen with 85+ walks and 85+ runs (also: Kris Bryant; 91 walks, 108 runs)...Ranked sixth in the NL in walks and seventh in RBI. POSTSEASON: Batted .462 (6-for-13) in 4 games, including 4-for-5 with 3 runs in the NL Wild Card Game vs. Rockies.
Set career highs in hits (130), doubles (31), triples (9), home runs (29), RBI (91), walks (64) and games (151)…fi nished fourth in the NL All-Star Final Vote...Named the D-backs nominee for the Hank Aaron Award...Ranked fourth in the NL in triples and tied for ninth in extrabase hits (69)...Among NL third basemen, was tied for second in homers (26), ranked third in slugging pct. (.490), tied for third in RBI (87) and was fourth in OPS (.821)...Was the only player since 1965 with his combination of numbers (30+ doubles, 8+ triples, 26+ home runs) while playing third base, and the fi rst since Dick Allen and Ron Santo (1964)...53.1 pct. of his hits went for extra-bases (69-of-130), the second-highest rate in baseball behind Chris Carter (56.6), and the highest pct. in team history...Twice hit a game-tying homer with 2 outs in the ninth inning: April 18 @ Giants and June 1 @ Astros…was the fi rst player with multiple 2-out, ninth-inning or later home runs to tie a game since 2007 (Milton Bradley and Xavier Nady)[source: STATS LLC]...Was the only player out of 14 fi rst-half qualifi ers with 20+ home runs and 60+ RBI to not make an All-Star Team, and the fi rst NL player to not receive an All-Star nod with those numbers since the Nationals' Adam Dunn in 2009…he was the only player of 42 qualifi ers since 2011 to have a fi rst-half OPS above .960 (.996) and not make an All-Star Team...Was 1 of 5 players since 1933 to post his combination of numbers (19+ doubles, 7+ triples, 20+ home runs and 60+ RBI) before the All-Star Break, joining: Vladimir Guerrero (2000) and Hall of Famers Dave Winfi eld (1979), Duke Snider (1954) and Hank Greenberg (1935)...His .612 slugging pct. in the fi rst half was the best in the NL and second best in team history, trailing only Luis Gonzalez's .745 slugging pct. in 2001…also ranked among D-backs fi rst-half leaders in triples (T-1st, 7) and home runs (2nd, 20)...Recorded 9 assists at third base on June 5 @ Cubs, matching the club record (also: Eric Chavez on Sept 2, 2013 and Robby Hammock on June 23, 2003)...Hit 7 go-ahead or game-tying homers in June, matching the franchise record for most such homers in a single month (also: Matt Williams, May 1999)...His June homer total was tied for the second most by a D-backs third baseman in a single month (also: Troy Glaus, Aug. 2005), behind Mark Reynolds' 11 in Aug. 2009)...Logged an extra-base hit in 8 straight games from June 28-July 6, tied for the second-longest streak in team history, behind Justin Upton (10, July 20-30, 2011)...Named NL Player of the Week for July 15-17 after hitting .583 (7-for-12) with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homer, 4 RBI...Went 3-for-3 with 3 homers (2 as a pinch-hitter) vs. Giants' Santiago Casilla.
Played in his first full Major League season with Arizona and hit .263 (92-for-350) with 15 doubles, 5 triples , 6 home runs and 34 RBI in 107 games…Ranked among NL rookie leaders in triples (T-5th), multi-hit games (T-5th, 29) and walks (T-5th, 36)…Posted a .973 fielding pct. (7 E in 257 TC) in 95 games (87 starts) at third base, which would have ranked second in the NL if he qualified…also appeared in 8 games (2 starts) at first…Made his first Opening Day roster and delivered a 3-run, pinch hit double vs. Giants (off Madison Bumgarner)…Tied his career high with 4 RBI on April 7 vs. Giants (also Aug. 29, 2014 vs. Rockies)…7 RBI in the team's first 2 games were a D-backs record, the first player with 7+ RBI in the first 2 games of the season since Baltimore's Chris Davis in 2013 (also 7)…was the first rookie with 7 RBI in first 2 team games since Detroit's Johnny Groth in 1949 (also 7)…On 15-day disabled list from April 19-June 5 with a stress reaction in left foot…played in 3 rehab games with Triple-A Reno.
Named Organizational Player of the Year after hitting .327 (128-for-392) with 39 doubles, 15 homers and 84 RBI in 108 games with Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno...Garnered Second-Team Minor League All-Star accolades from Baseball America...Batted .230 (29-for-126) with four doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI in 37 games with Arizona…posted a .987 fielding pct. (1 E in 76 TC) in 34 games at third base...Contract was selected from Reno on Aug. 7…made his Major League debut that night vs. Royals and collected his first hit and RBI (single off Jeremy Guthrie)…was the ninth D-back to record a hit and an RBI in his Major League debut (last: John Hester on Aug. 28, 2009 vs. Astros)...Hit his first home run on Aug. 23 vs. Padres (off Andrew Cashner) and first grand slam on Aug. 29 vs. Rockies (off Adam Ottovino)... Ranked among all Minor Leaguers in extra-base hits (3rd, 59), OPS (9th, .973), RBI (11th) and total bases (17th, 222) at the time of his promotion...Named the Southern League's Most Outstanding Player after leading the league with a .318 average (119-for-374)... Was the starting third baseman for SL South Division All-Star Team…also garnered Organizational Player of the Month honors for July after hitting .330 with 7 doubles, 3 home runs and 16 RBI... SL Hitter of the Week for June 9-15 (.476 with 2 home runs and 11 RBI... Entered the season rated as the club's No. 9 Prospect by MLB.com, the No. 10 Prospect by Baseball America, and possessing the Best Strike Zone Discipline.
Spent the majority of the season with Single-A Visalia, hitting .303 (70-for-231) with 20 doubles, 13 home
runs and 47 RBI in 64 games…also appeared in 5 rehab games with Rookie AZL D-backs...California League midseason All-Star Team selection...Earned CL Player of the Week honors for April 29-May 6...Played with Salt River in the Arizona Fall League and batted .299 (23-for-77) with 6 doubles, 1 home run and 7 RBI…named to the AFL Top Prospect Team...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as having the Best Infield Arm in the D-backs' system.
Made his professional debut with Advanced Rookie Missoula and batted .329 (92-for-280) with 22 doubles, 9
home runs and 57 RBI in 67 games...Ranked among Pioneer League leaders in hits (T-2nd), doubles (3rd), RBI (T-4th), slugging pct. (5th, .539), OPS (7th, .930), homers (T-7th) and average (T-8th)...Named PL Player of the Week for Aug. 27-Sept. 3.