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
Lee's prospect status has diminished since the start of last season, despite having, arguably, a better overall season in 2012 than he did in 2011. Still, I rated him as my top prospect in the system, and I stick by that (for now, thanks to Yasiel Puig).
Mike Newman of ROTOScouting and FanGraphs had a nice write-up on Lee (and Puig) that's worth a read. He also took video of Lee.
Lee's delivery is almost perfect. It's smooth, fluid and, most importantly, repeatable.
Lee isn't going to be the next Zack Greinke (though, he could learn from the analytic right-hander), but he will have a prosperous career in the majors -- it's just a matter of when.
Photo credit: Dustin Nosler, Feelin' Kinda Blue