Monday, June 7, 2010

Dodgers select Zach Lee

The Dodgers selected a odd choice tonight in the MLB Draft. With their 28th pick, the Dodgers selected Zach Lee, a right handed high school pitcher from McKinney, Texas.

A pitcher from Texas, that's not odd. What's weird is that Lee might not even sign with the Dodgers. He's a high-school quarterback committed to Louisiana State.

Scouting report from {linked here}

Zach Lee - P
McKinney HS, Texas, Sr.

* Birthdate: 9/13/1991
* Height: 6'4"
* Weight: 195 lbs.
* Bats: Right
* Throws: Right
* Scout's report filed: 4/13/10

Scouting Report

Fastball: Lee has touched 95 mph on the gun and generally sits in the 90-92 mph range.

Fastball movement: He has plus movement. Everything he throws has depth to it.

Slider: It's nice and short, a plus breaking ball thrown 79-81 mph.

Changeup: It's Major League average now and projects to be a plus pitch in the future. He's not afraid to throw it when behind in the count.

Control: He's got better command and feel for pitching than you expect a two-sport star to have.

Poise: Shows plus mound presence.

Physical Description: Also a top quarterback recruit, Lee is strong and athletic with a large frame. He's more developed in the lower half, and there's room for growth in his upper body.

Medical Update: Healthy.

Strengths: Excellent athleticism to go along with great feel for pitching. Three above-average to plus pitches he can thrown for strikes.

Weaknesses: As an elite football recruit with a commitment to play two sports at LSU, some think he's unsignable.

Summary: With above-average to plus stuff across the board -- fastball, slider, changeup -- good command and tremendous athleticsm, Lee should be one of the high school arms being mentioned up close to the top of the Draft, or at least on a short list of top high school arms. If he's not, it's largely because of one thing: signability. As a quarterback recruit, he's committed to play two sports at LSU next year, and many think he's unsignable as a result. That said, there's bound to be a team with deep pockets that will take a shot at luring him away from the gridiron and life as a collegiate athlete.

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