Born: June 28, 1996
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 31st Round, 924th Overall, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
College: Pepperdine University
Agent: N/A


Lambert was a college senior who will likely fill out one of the middle infield bench spots for the Pirates’ short-season teams.  He hit for a .249/.341/.398 line in 181 at-bats in 2018 with Pepperdine, and that was the best offensive season of his career.

R+:  348/433/455, 112 AB, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 16 BB, 12 K, 6-6 SB

Lambert was the most frequent second baseman for Bristol, getting three starts at short.  He committed only two errors in 29 games at second.  At the plate he did very well, with extremely good walk and K rates.

A:  355/500/548, 31 AB, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 BB, 6 K, 3-4 SB
A+:  197/306/262, 122 AB, 5 2B, 1 HR, 18 BB, 32 K, 1-3 SB

Lambert started the season at Greensboro, but the Pirates moved him up to Bradenton at the beginning of May.  He got off to a great start before the promotion but didn’t do much at the plate afterward apart from drawing walks.  He played mostly second, with just a few games at short, and did very well defensively at the former.

Lambert will likely continue in a utility role.

2020: Minor league contract
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
June 6, 2018: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 31st round, 924th overall pick; signed on June 13.