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Sean's one sentence analysis: The JuCo lefty threw well in 2011 and could develop into a solid LOOGY.
Thoughts from the community:
"The scouting services love Lee's changeup, a skill pitch that's particularly prized for LHPs to master, especially if they profile as a LOOGY like he does. Walked and struck out more than a batter per inning in the GCL, where he's a good bet to repeat in '12." - Luke Erickson, Nationals Prospects (@nats_prospects)
"Again, another middle round draft pick from a small Texas college, this time a Juco in Weatherford, Texas. Lee threw 13 1/3 innings in the Rookie league after signing one year out of Juco. Lee is an undersized lefty who wasn't particularly effective against left handed hitters (he had a 7.71 era split against lefties), which bodes badly for his future. He had 15 Ks and 15 BBs in 13 innings, so it seems he's high risk, high reward. He gave up far too many base runners (2.33 whip) and clearly needs to work on his control going forward. He probably stays in extended spring training until the short seasons start and looks to repeat the GCL." - Todd Boss, Nationals Arm Race (@toddeboss)
Previous analysis and notes:
Lee pitched for Weatherford, a Junior College in Texas this year, and is signed to play for the Oklahoma Sooners next year. He was a 38th round draft pick last year by the Nats.Nats.com roundup: "The Draft-eligible southpaw went 5-4 with a 2.80 ERA this season."
From Perfect Game: "Lefty showed mid 80s FB and nice slider at AC"
Perfect Game listed Lee as having the best changeup amongst Junior College pitchers on May 31, 2011.
Lee signed with the Nats on June 24, 2011.