After being drafted in the 2nd round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft, Peter Lambert became one of the top prospects in the Rockies system and he was one of the top 100 prospects in baseball.
A few years of seasoning in the minor leagues and due to some injuries and poor performances by other starting pitchers, though, meant the Rockies would try to see how he would fare at the major league level.
In his major league debut at Wrigley Field, Lambert made a very good first impression. He pitched seven innings, allowing only four hits and only one run, one walk, and striking out nine. He ended up getting the win as well.
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Also, he topped off his pitching performance by his first trip to the plate as a hitter. The first pitch he saw as a hitter was single to left centerfield, and it even was above league average on exit velocity, as it was 88.1 MPH per Statcast (87.5 MPH is league average).
Lambert has had some struggles since (hence, his 6.67 overall ERA and a 8.34 ERA since his first outing, a .344/.390/.729 opponent slash line, and averaging less than five innings a start in the five starts since his first outing) but the results from his first outing is something that the Rockies will be looking for in the second half.