Chicago White Sox: 3 prospects who could replace Jake Lamb
This Chicago White Sox lineup is stacked. There is no question that this team is filled to the brim with talent. There is a part of the team that is struggling, though. More specifically, Jake Lamb has been lackluster.
The Chicago White Sox should consider their Minor League prospects now.
Once an all-star for the Diamondbacks in 2017, Lamb is not the same player. He never hit higher than .263 in his career so a low batting average is expected. Lamb’s specialty is getting on base and driving the ball for a high slug percentage. He hit 29 home runs and slugged .509 in ’16. He also hit 30 home runs and slugged .487 in ’17. However, he lost his starting job in 2018 then was traded to Oakland in 2020.
With the A’s, Lamb showed promise of returning to his former all-star form. In his 49 plate appearances for them, he recorded 12 hits and four of them were doubles and three were home runs. His OPS of .882 must have caught the front office’s eyes as the White Sox signed him with the hopes that he will replicate those numbers from just a year before. Unfortunately, that has not been the case.
He has been walking a ton. He has walked seven times in 31 plate appearances but his measly four hits have been frustrating. Lamb is a solid player but not for this contending team. That is especially after the injuries to Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert. Fortunately, some prospects have started their Triple-A season on a hot streak giving the team options. Here are three prospects who should get called up to replace Jake Lamb: