The Dodgers broke their streak of not drafting prep pitchers by taking Grant Holmes with the 22nd pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. This is quite the get for the Dodgers this late in the first round. The last time the Dodgers drafted a high school pitcher in the first round was Zach Lee in 2010.
Holmes, from Conway High School in South Carolina, was a consensus Top 15 talent...
I like Stephen Fife just fine. I do. Really! He’s turned himself into quite a useful depth starter to have around, the kind of guy you feel fine with throwing six or eight times a year, the kind of guy you never want to rely on, but know you’ll need. But… we know what he can do. We know what he is. And so when I heard that he’d be unable to start tonight due...
The Dodgers play an exhibition game against Team Australia like … right now, and since I’m the only one awake, here’s the game thread!
WHO’S WITH ME?!
Prospect Zach Lee is getting the ball today, and Don Mattingly said he hopes to get eight innings out of him and Red Patterson.
Zach Lee will pitch in LA in 2014. (By: Dustin Nosler)
Much has been made about Zach Lee since the Dodgers selected him 28th overall in the 2010 MLB Draft — a pick most thought was a punt because of Lee’s signability concerns.
Lee ended up signing a $5.25 million bonus — the largest for any Dodger draftee ever. Now here here we are, 3 1/2 years later and he’s ready to make...
It's Dec. 20, and the Dodgers still haven't acquired a big-name starting pitcher. It isn't necessarily a huge need, but it'd be nice to have one more big arm in the rotation.The Dan Haren signing was really good, but I envision him as the team's No. 5 starter rather than its No. 4. But there's a very real scenario in which he's the No. 4 starter, and...
I was able to catch a couple innings of Zach Lee's Wednesday night start against the Tennessee Smokies, and he was dominant.
While no radar gun readings were readily available, Lee was throwing all four of his pitches and kept the Smokie hitters off-balance.
Lee's line: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB (intentional), 7 K, 84 pitches, 55 strikes
That's a great...
John Harper of the New York Daily News reports the Dodgers are willing to send shortstop Dee Gordon and right-hander Zach Lee, their No. 1 pitching prospect, to the Mets for R.A. Dickey.
NBC Sports profiles the two players:
Gordon, 24, opened last year as the Dodgers’ shortstop and leadoff hitter, but he struggled and got hurt. He ended up hitting .228/.280/.281 with 32 steals...
So I am posting via my mobile device. Yeah, if that's not bleeding blue I don't know what is. I have no idea how well this is going to work, only one way to find out I guess.
The Cubs and Dodgers are having trouble agreeing on what players should be sent to Chicago. The Dodgers view Dempster as a rental, but the Cubs don't seem to care, and still want solid prospects...
Ken Gurnick seems to think so.
"Lee's promotion has a dual purpose. Not only will it tell the Dodgers how close Lee is to reaching the Major Leagues, it will showcase him against better competition for clubs that will want him in a trade.Despite the investment the Dodgers have made to sign Lee away from a quarterback job with LSU, the right-hander could become the centerpiece...
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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.