Yes, I know that he is rated #6 on the mlb/Dodger website, but that will change soon enough. I caught a lot of flack from all sorts of people in 2012 when I left Zach Lee off of my Top Dodger Prospect List, so how do you like me now?
I have met and interviewed Zach Lee and he is a good kid, who maybe should have played football at LSU, but was persuaded by Logan White and $5 million dollars to pitch for the Dodgers.
He looks like an athlete, but he really doesn’t have one outstanding pitch. Clayton Kershaw has five. It’s pretty hard to get by without one, and you really need two or three to be decent at the major league level! He got lit up again last night and we can’t blame it on the thin air – it was in OKC!
At the end of this season, he is at a critical crossroads and needs to make a choice. The way I see it, he has three (3) choices:
- Quit and go back to football where he might be an outstanding quarterback in college (think Brandon Weeden);
- Convert to the bullpen where the 2-3 MPH he might gain on his fastball could make him more effective; or
- Learn a new pitch and I don’t mean the knuckleball.
Insanity is doing the same thing you have always done and expecting different results. With Zach Lee something needs to change. What decision will he make?
Zach is a great guy, but something has to give. I wish him only the best in whatever he chooses.