San Dimas pitcher Peter Lambert, who finished 13-0 with 113 strikeouts and 0.34 ERA, was drafted in the second round by the Colorado Rockies with the 44th pick during Major League Baseball’s annual draft Monday. Tons of scouts regularly attended Lambert starts and he was projected to be selected on Day 1. Lambert’s big decision will be deciding whether he’ll sign with Colorado or take his scholarship and play at UCLA.
STORY: San Dimas right-hander Peter Lambert heard his named called second in the second round (44th overall pick) by the Colorado Rockies.Lambert, a 6-2, 185-pounder, had said earlier in the day the Rockies were among the teams most heavily pursuing him, along with the Dodgers, Braves and Blue Jays.
“It’s really about where I thought I would go,” he said. “I’m excited, happy, relieved, all of those things.”
Lambert, who signed with UCLA, is coming off a 13-0 season in which he won every game he started and completed nine of those with five shutouts. He allowed just four earned runs and 16 walks with 113 strikeouts in 83 innings.
Lambert is the highest draft pick the school has ever had in the sport. The previous highest had been Sean Swedlow, who was drafted in the third round.“We’re all very excited for him. It’s a great day,” San Dimas coach Mike Regan said.
San Dimas’ Peter Lambert was selected by Colorado with the 44th pick of the second round in Major League Baseball’s draft.