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1.28 Los Angeles Dodgers - Zach Lee, RHP, McKinney HS (TX)

The Dodgers selected Zach Lee. Here's his profile:


Zach Lee   Position: RHP   School: McKinney HS   State: TX   Height: 6’4’’   Weight: 195

Birth Date: 9/13/91   Seiler Rating: 1B1   Commitment: LSU

Zach Lee is a powerful right-handed pitcher from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Lee is teammates with fellow Draft Notebook prospect Matt Lipka, and they form what is likely the best teammate draft combination in this draft class. Lee is the pitcher between the two, and he is also the quarterback, which is where his draft stock gets muddy. Having been one of the most successful quarterbacks in the country as a prep, LSU came calling to sign him as both a football and baseball player, and they were successful in doing so. While he didn’t choose to forego his senior spring in favor of jumping ahead to play spring football for the Tigers, he has been relatively unavailable all spring to scouts, choosing to use Lipka as his messenger, an odd choice, though one that’s understandable, as he doesn’t want the pressure overtaking him. He has the raw stuff of a potential number two starter, and that alone should make him desirable enough to be an early pick on draft day. His fastball is a potential plus offering, and he sits 91-93, touching 95, right now. He has room to add a couple ticks of velocity to that, and his mechanics are exceptionally clean, meaning scouts think he won’t get in the way of himself growing with his stuff. His breaking ball is an above-average to plus slider, and his changeup is also a potential above-average pitch, giving him three pitches to work with and projectability. Since he has a dual sport scholarship, teams can spread a potential bonus over as many as five years if they draft him, so that gives them a little safety, but he will still be an incredibly tough sign. He should go in the back third of the first round, but it may take as much as $3.5 million to get him inked in August.