The word "great" is thrown around a lot in sports and life in general. Far too much, actually. I try to be conservative when using the word.
Well, Zach Lee has been great this season.
I had some concern with Lee pitching in the California League this season -- something that can be said for pretty much any good prospect in the hitter's haven.Allen Webster, oddly enough, dominated the league last season (2.33 ERA, 7.7 H/9, 10.3 K/9) in 54 innings before struggling in the Southern League (but he has pitched better of late).
Lee, however, has handled himself quite well in the league, even after battling a groin injury last month.The "bad"
His 4.30 ERA isn't going to get him acclaim, but it's better than the league-average of 4.46. His 1.2 HR/9 is high, but the league-average is 0.9 and he hasn't given up a home run in his last five starts. Last season, he gave up nine in 109 innings (0.7). His 9.46 H/9 is just a touch more than the league average of 9.41.
Left-handers are getti...