Chris Lee

Born: 08/17/1992 (Age: 27)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: LHRP
Seconday Position: LHSP
Acquisition Period: 4th Rd., 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU); Traded to BAL 5/19/2015
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 5th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x--October/November 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium width, trim and twitchy features. Good athlete w/ flexibility and body control.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup, athletic and loose operation. High+closed front side hides the ball, x-tough look for LHH. Slight off-line circle, fast 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 40 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Don't think FB plays as well in rotation. Flashes of life and velo when he's working in mid-90s hint it has potential to impact airing out in short stints.
Don't think FB plays as well in rotation. Flashes of life and velo when he's working in mid-90s hint it has potential to impact airing out in short stints.
Fastball Velocity 50 60 91-92 90-96 T96 and sat mid-90s in first look, dropped to 91-92 later in the fall. Wonder if smaller frame can hold velocity as SP. Have seen arm-strength in the past, could get velo back in 'pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Mixes 4sm with a running 2sm FB that's used more to righties. Leaned heavily on cutter when velo on FB was down in November viewing.
Mixes 4sm with a running 2sm FB that's used more to righties. Leaned heavily on cutter when velo on FB was down in November viewing.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Strikes w/ FB in best sequences, loose command within the zone.
Strikes w/ FB in best sequences, loose command within the zone.
Slider
Slider 45 45 83-84 82-85 Takes something off cutter for a true SL, more depth in low-80s velo range. Fringy overall, soft bite w/ rolling action.
Takes something off cutter for a true SL, more depth in low-80s velo range. Fringy overall, soft bite w/ rolling action.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 86-87 81-85 Lacks feel for pitch, overthrows at times (85-88) and runs into FB or will guide it to get more separation (81-83). Can drop it in relief.
Lacks feel for pitch, overthrows at times (85-88) and runs into FB or will guide it to get more separation (81-83). Can drop it in relief.
Cutter
Cutter 45 50 86-87 86-90 Aggressive w/ cutter, uses as 2nd pitch and another look at FB. Sharper action and more swings through when it's playing off the mid-90s variant of his FB.
Aggressive w/ cutter, uses as 2nd pitch and another look at FB. Sharper action and more swings through when it's playing off the mid-90s variant of his FB.
Control
Control 40 45 Working on mixing speeds and developing his arsenal. Ability to throw strikes comes and goes, especially w/ cutter which he uses often. Projects to get more swinging strikes in relief as stuff ticks up, taking some pressure off control.
Working on mixing speeds and developing his arsenal. Ability to throw strikes comes and goes, especially w/ cutter which he uses often. Projects to get more swinging strikes in relief as stuff ticks up, taking some pressure off control.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Enigmatic performer, stuff has been up and down this fall. Don't see him having value in a ML rotation role, but the stuff he flashes in short stints could translate to the 'pen in short order. Ceiling of middle reliever that's especially tough on LHH.