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January 24, 2011

Baseball America on Nevin Griffith, Drew Lee, Christian Marrero, Jose Martinez

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 24, 2011 10:30 pm
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After finishing the Top 10 prospect lists for each team Baseball America’s Jim Callis looks on the best of the rest:

Drew Lee, 2b/ss, White Sox

Born: March 22, 1988. B-T: B-R. Ht.: 5-11. Wt.: 185. Drafted.: Morehead State, 2010 (12th round). Signed by: Phil Gulley.

Many scouts considered Lee a metal-bat creation—until he got a wood bat in his hands. The all-time leader in hits and RBIs at Morehead State, he hit .413 as a junior and .412 as a senior before the White Sox drafted him in the 12th round last June and signed him for $5,000. He batted .324 in his first month in pro ball before tiring late and finishing at .282. He earned all-star honors in the Rookie-level Appalachian League and topped the circuit with 24 doubles, showing enough at the plate to suggest Chicago may have found a bargain. Lee is still growing into his body and wouldn’t stand out at a showcase, but he knows how to hit and play the game. A switch-hitter, he has a compact swing that looks similar from both sides of the plate. He’s a smart hitter with surprising pop for his size. Most of his power comes from the left side of the plate. Lee played mostly shortstop in college but has a second baseman’s arm and spent most of his time as a pro at the keystone. He has the tools to be a solid defender there, with the ability to fill in at short. He’s a good baserunner, though he has just average speed. Whether Lee becomes a regular or utility infielder will depend on how much he hits. He’ll be tested with a full-season assignment in 2011, likely at high Class A Winston-Salem because he’s already 23.

Hit the link for reports on Nevin Griffith, Christian Marrero, and Jose Martinez.

June 22, 2010

White Sox sign 12th round pick SS Drew ‘Crayton’ Lee

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 22, 2010 3:09 pm
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Eddy @ BA:

Chicago White Sox

Draft picks signed: RHP Austin Evans (23), RHP Jamaal Hollis (33), RHP Ethan Icard (13), RHP Thomas Royse (3.5), C Michael Blanke (14), 1B Mike Schwartz (17), 3B Rangel Ravelo (6), SS Drew Lee (12), SS Ethan Wilson (25), OF Michael Earley (29), OF John Spatola (35)

Drew Lee was D.J. Ashwood’s teammate at Morehead State. Both were assigned to Bristol Sox. The others have been covered.

Stats:

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007-08 42 127 33 46 10 0 3 23 9 4 23 18 4 4 1 1 .362 .471 .512 983
2008-09 51 195 38 61 12 1 7 30 6 2 15 29 4 3 1 2 .313 .372 .492 864
2009-10 52 208 62 86 18 2 17 67 5 0 25 32 5 1 1 0 .413 .485 .764 1249

or

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2009-10 .412 50-50 204 60 84 19 1 17 66 156 .765 21 12 24 4 .485 4 0 13-16 87 139 17 .930
Year c po a e fld% dp sba csb sba% pb ci
2009-10 243 87 139 17 .930 32 0 0 0 0

CSN:

12th round, No. 368 overall: Crayton Lee, shortstop, Morehead State University

Lee hit .412 with 17 homers and 66 RBIs in 50 games. He is a quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award, which is given to the nation’s top shortstop. He is also a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate player. He is the first Morehead State player to be drafted since the Sox took Henry Mabee in the 19th round of the 2007 draft. Mabee is at Double-A Birmingham.

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