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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-13-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight227 lbs
Age27 years, 8 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12015
2016
-0.12017
2018
0.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 LAN MLB 1 1 4.7 0 1 0 11 1 3 1 82 21.2 1.9 1.9 5.8 55% .526 2.57 5.30 13.50 111 6.64 155.1 -0.1
2017 SDN MLB 3 1 8.0 1 0 0 8 8 6 1 100 9.0 9.0 1.1 6.8 41% .269 2.00 6.29 5.63 110 7.05 150.1 -0.1
CareerMLB4212.7110199929413.56.41.46.447%.3782.215.938.531106.90151.9-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 GRL A MID 24 24 109.0 9 6 0 101 32 91 9 95 8.3 2.6 0.7 7.5 48% .280 1.22 3.83 3.47 0 0.00 0.0
2012 RCU A+ CAL 12 12 55.3 2 3 0 60 10 52 9 102 9.8 1.6 1.5 8.5 48% .315 1.27 4.64 4.55 0 0.00 0.0
2012 CHT AA SOU 13 13 65.7 4 3 0 69 22 51 6 101 9.5 3.0 0.8 7.0 48% .313 1.39 3.82 4.25 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CHT AA SOU 28 25 142.7 10 10 0 132 35 131 13 101 8.3 2.2 0.8 8.3 49% .298 1.17 3.07 3.22 0 0.00 0.0
2014 ABQ AAA PCL 28 27 150.7 7 13 0 177 54 97 18 105 10.6 3.2 1.1 5.8 52% .323 1.53 5.15 5.38 106 4.81 97.5
2015 LAN MLB NL 1 1 4.7 0 1 0 11 1 3 1 82 21.2 1.9 1.9 5.8 55% .526 2.57 5.30 13.50 111 6.64 155.1
2015 RCU A+ CAL 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 95 7.2 1.8 0.0 3.6 71% .235 1.00 3.58 3.60 106 4.81 108.2
2015 OKL AAA PCL 19 19 113.3 11 6 0 107 19 81 5 96 8.5 1.5 0.4 6.4 50% .298 1.11 3.35 2.70 90 3.79 81.6
2015 DOD Rk AZL 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 95 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 62% .000 0.00 3.00 0.00 109 4.14 96.1
2016 OKL AAA PCL 13 13 73.7 7 5 0 95 15 57 11 95 11.6 1.8 1.3 7.0 53% .353 1.49 4.72 4.89 96 3.56 78.1
2016 TAC AAA PCL 14 14 74.3 0 9 0 98 24 50 11 88 11.9 2.9 1.3 6.1 49% .343 1.64 5.43 7.39 104 3.73 81.7
2017 SDN MLB NL 3 1 8.0 1 0 0 8 8 6 1 100 9.0 9.0 1.1 6.8 41% .269 2.00 6.29 5.63 110 7.05 150.1
2017 ELP AAA PCL 16 14 67.0 2 5 0 89 34 43 11 109 12.0 4.6 1.5 5.8 48% .335 1.84 6.18 7.12 119 7.79 164.1
2018 MNT AA SOU 13 12 74.0 8 1 0 72 20 59 4 91 8.8 2.4 0.5 7.2 53% .305 1.24 3.32 2.31 103 4.10 87.1
2018 DUR AAA INT 13 13 71.7 4 5 0 86 15 48 6 99 10.8 1.9 0.8 6.0 50% .335 1.41 3.74 5.02 107 4.50 96.0
2019 SYR AAA INT 8 8 38.3 2 1 0 54 13 35 2 91 12.7 3.1 0.5 8.2 56% .419 1.75 3.58 5.87 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2015 90 0.4333 0.4333 0.8718 0.5897 0.3137 1.0000 0.6875 0.1282
2017 172 0.3837 0.4070 0.8000 0.6515 0.2547 0.9302 0.5926 0.2000
Career2620.40070.41600.82470.63030.27500.95420.62520.1753

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-02-10 2014-03-07 Camp 25 0 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-05-13 2012-06-01 Minors 19 0 - Groin Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 NYN $
2018 TBA $
2017 SDN $
2016 LAN $
2015 LAN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 26 dHendricks Sports1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/18/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Tampa Bay 12/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by San Diego. DFA by San Diego 6/19/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/22/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16. Acquired by Seattle in trade from LA Dodgers 6/19/16. Claimed by San Diego off waivers 12/13/16/after being DFA by Seattle 12/3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 11/20/14. Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/15.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2010 (1-28) (McKinney HS, Texas). $5.25M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 8.9 6.8 0 24 24 130.1 118 36 98 16 .265 1.18 3.72 4.16 13.3 1.4
80o 8.2 6.9 0 23 23 124.0 119 37 94 17 .276 1.25 4.05 4.53 7.8 0.8
70o 7.7 6.9 0 22 22 119.6 119 37 90 17 .284 1.30 4.30 4.8 4.1 0.4
60o 7.3 6.9 0 21 21 116.0 120 37 88 17 .291 1.35 4.51 5.03 1.1 0.1
50o 7 6.9 0 21 21 112.6 120 37 85 17 .298 1.39 4.71 5.25 -1.5 -0.2
40o 6.6 7 0 20 20 109.3 120 37 83 17 .304 1.44 4.91 5.48 -4.1 -0.4
30o 6.2 7 0 20 20 105.8 120 37 80 17 .311 1.49 5.13 5.72 -6.7 -0.7
20o 5.8 6.9 0 19 19 101.8 120 37 77 17 .319 1.54 5.39 6.01 -9.6 -1.0
10o 5.2 6.9 0 18 18 96.3 120 37 73 17 .331 1.63 5.75 6.41 -13.1 -1.4
Weighted Mean76.902121112.5119378517.2961.384.695.23-1.3-0.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)A couple years ago, my son wrote a book for school about some feat of strength, I can't remember what, and all the Dodgers pitchers tried unsuccessfully to do it, until finally Clayton Kershaw took over and did it. My question: Do you think this book contributed to Zack Greinke leaving the Dodgers? I mean, he was called out by name -- I believe the page said, "Then Zack Greinke tried to lift it, but he wasn't strong enough."
(snidog from Utah)
I want to believe that there was just some sort stuck in a rock sitting outside the stadium one day, no explanation, and if Zach Lee had been the one to pull it out he'd be the ace of the Dodgers now. Maybe Greinke left the Dodgers as part of a vision quest, looking to build up his strength and defeat the man who bested him, and fulfill his destiny. It also might have been the money. (Patrick Dubuque)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which group sucks less? Anthony Alford, Rusney Castillo, Manuel Margot, Brett Phillips, Nick Williams,Spencer Adams, Mark Appel, Dylan Cease, Josh Hader, James Kapeielian, Triston McKenzie,Vince Velasquez or Blake Swihart, Jon Singleton, Dansby Swanson, Alex Jackson, Clayton Blackburn,Tyrell Jenkins, Rob Kaminsky, Zach Lee, Keuy Mella, Justin Nicolino, Aaron Nola, Tyler Jay. God these teams are awful.
(Clark from The 19th Hole)
The first group, but you're right, but they're both bad. (Mike Gianella)
2015-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in an NL Only League and can only hold on to one, Zach Lee or Aaron Nola. Who do I keep for the rest of this season?
(TylerDurden from Paper St.)
Aaron Nola, and I don't have a damn clue about Fantasy. And our Fantasy team can attest to that. (Tucker Blair)
2015-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Isn't Zach Lee in the mix if the Dodgers need pitching help? If so, why only 4 IP in S.T.?
(Greg from Virginia Beach)
Zach Lee should be. I faced him in high school and he gave me the worst at bat of my life. For some reason I got ahead 3-0. He then blew 3 fastballs by me on the black. Anecdotes aside I have no clue why the Dodgers have only thrown him that much. Maybe he's injured, maybe he's been throwing backfield games, maybe he's been in the bullpen trying to find a better secondary pitch.

Lee won't be spectacular at the big league level but he might be the Mitch Moreland of the Dodgers rotation. A guy who comes up and a year later it seems like he's been a staple in the org for the last 5. Hope that made sense haha. (Ryan Parker)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)What SPs do you like to break-out in 2014?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Hmm. Just spit-balling, but I'll go with Corey Luebke, Felix Doubront, Martin Perez, Jacob Turner, Zach Lee and Ricky Nolasco as some guys who will outperform their draft slots. (Ben Carsley)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the dodgers pitching being so good now, what can we expect to happen with Zach Lee?
(Frank from LA)
The Dodgers deep pockets and rotation depth should allow them to be patient with Lee's advancement, but he could very well be ready for a big-league look in mid-2014. Keep in mind that the Dodgers were flush with arms prior to the 2013 season, such that everyone was expecting them to unload a few (and Harang was indeed dealt), but within a month both Beckett and Billingsley were on the shelf. You can never have too much pitching, and Lee's MLB debut could be dictated by need as much as readiness.

On the jukebox: Ministry, "Thieves" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wondering what you think of the Dodger's prospects Zach Lee and Joc Pederson? Think something like those guys to the Rays for Price is in the realm of what the Rays would be looking for?
(DodgerDoodle from Bellevue, WA)
It would take more. Urias would have to be in that deal for me, as would Seager. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are you hearing on Zach Lee?
(Seth from SF)
Good things. It's maybe not the totally dominant stuff that some thought we'd see in pro ball, but it's definitely good stuff with a very nice overall feel for pitching. I've somehow yet to see him in person. I really hope he gets to the Fall League for a bit or something so I can lay some eyes on him. (Jason Cole)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where would you rank Zach Lee in?
(James from Cali)
He was in the debate for the top 50; most likely in the 60-75 range. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank as long-term keepers: Jose Fernandez, Tony Cingrani, Jessie Biddle and Zach Lee. Thanks!
(TJ from Eagan, MN)
This is probably a question better suited for our prospect or fantasy crews, TJ, but I'll throw in my $0.02. I'd go Fernandez, Lee, Biddle, Cingrani with a sizable gap between Fernandez and the other three. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see anything that makes you believe Zach Lee can be a no. 2?
(Ryan from Boston)
I'd bet on less than that right now, but there is still time for him to pull a Cliff Lee or Zack Greinke and flip the switch in the next few years. The Dodgers are betting on that, too, which is why they didn't 'sell low' on him over the summer and include him in one of their two big trades. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the deal with Zach Lee? No one seems concerned about the high ERA, low K-rate, and it seems like he's got fairly average fb velocity. What's the big selling point? Why should I believe in his future?
(sanchez101 from Ventura, CA)
I've been critical of Lee this season, but I still think he's a quality prospect and future pitcher. He's just not going to be the ace that the Dodgers thought they were buying. His FB is solid, but not a consistent plus pitch; his slider could develop into a steady plus offering, but its not a killer; he can locate his CH, but it doesn't wow observers, and neither does the CB. He has a solid command profile and a good feel for his craft, and in combination with a strong body and a solid-avg arsenal, he could end up logging innings in a number 4 type of role. Don't discount that. That would be a very valuable player at the major league level, and worth every dime of the original signing bonus. (Jason Parks)
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)So Jason Parks floated around the notion that Zach Lee was being regarded as a #3/4 starter instead of a TORP piayer. Can you elaborate on this and validate this. What has changed that has scouts lowering Lee's ceiling?
(based from LA)
Nothing, from the stuff to the command of that stuff, has been as sharp as it was last year. He's dealing with a groin injury, so I'm not ready to ding him too hard yet. (Kevin Goldstein)


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