Monday, August 16, 2010

Zach Lee Signed

I guess we were all wrong for believing his drafting was all a rouse.

“I’m ecstatic for Zach, his family and for the entire Dodger organization,” said White. “We’re bringing an outstanding talent into the fold. I have tremendous confidence in this young man and it’s clear that he signed because he has a lot of faith in the Dodgers and in their tradition of developing young pitchers.”

Lee, a 6-foot-4, 195-pounder will leave Louisiana State University , where he was enrolled as a quarterback, and focus solely on baseball.

The 18-year-old won 11 games with a 2.15 ERA and 90 strikeouts during his senior season at McKinney High and throws three different pitches for strikes, including an effective breaking pitch and changeup. Lee entered the draft as the 14th-best right-handed pitcher and ranked 29th overall among draft-eligible prospects according to Baseball America.

Earlier today, the Dodgers signed 11th-round selection Joc Pederson and 26th-round pick Scott Schebler to give them a total of 30 of their 50 selections from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, including nine of their top 10 selections and 13 of their top 15.

Another Meltdown

This time we can't blame Broxton. On the heals of a great performance by Billingsley the Dodger relief staff can't hold on for the victory. Kuo pitched a great 8th inning, but could not get out of the ninth.

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On a potentially positive note, MLB Trade Rumors mentions that we are on the cusp of signing our 1st round draft pick, Zach Lee (via Steve Hensen on twitter).

Collect.com Auction: A Couple Brooklyn Die-Cuts

Here are a couple of very rare 1934 Al Demaree die-cut cards of some Brooklyn Dodgers: Glenn Wright and John Frederick. They were originally packed with chewing gum by Chicago confectioner Dietz Gum Company. A complete checklist for the set is still unknown and may never be known- a clear testament to its scarcity.
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