Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 12/24/12
The Dodgers will trot out a formidable wave of big league talent to take on the National League West in 2013 but the strength of the major league club comes at the expense of the minor league system. The organization has flipped its home-grown talent to acquire the likes of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and Hanley Ramirez. The new draft and international free agent rules will affect LA’s ability to over-pay for amateur talent but the club showed the ability to work within the new guidelines and had a solid 2012 amateur draft.   #1 Zach Lee (P) Age G GS IP H HR K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP 20 25 25 121.0 129 15 7.66 2.38 4.39 3.95 Lee, 21, is an athletic pitcher who’s still learning to channel his raw skills to the mound and he doesn’t dominate as much as expected. The right-handed Texan split 2012 between high-A and double-A pitching a total of 121 innings. He walked just 32 batters, displaying above-average control for his age, but also struck out just 103 batters because his secondary
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