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Lambert Thriving In New Role

Casey Lambert (STAFF PHOTO/PAM DAVIS)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – When the Cubs selected Casey Lambert in the sixth-round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, they expected him to be a relief pitcher. Now Lambert is excelling in a new role for the Tennessee Smokies.

Lambert is enjoying his first season in a starting role after being strictly a relief pitcher throughout his first two seasons in the Cubs minor league system and his collegiate career at the University of Virginia. "Starting was never really something I envisioned doing," Lambert says. "I know with my size (5-11, 180), I'm not a typical starter in terms of my height. I've always said whatever...

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