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Dodgers sign first-round pick Zach Lee08/17/2010 12:41 AM ET
Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers signed right-handed pitcher Zach Lee, their first-round pick (28th overall) out of McKinney (Texas) High School, pending a physical. Assistant General Manager, Scouting Logan White made the announcement.
"I'm ecstatic for Zach, his family and for the entire Dodger organization," said White. "We're bringing an outstanding talent into the fold. I have tremendous confidence in this young man and it's clear that he signed because he has a lot of faith in the Dodgers and in their tradition of developing young pitchers."
Lee, a 6-foot-4, 195-pounder will leave Louisiana State University, where he was enrolled as a quarterback, and focus solely on baseball.
The 18-year-old won 11 games with a 2.15 ERA and 90 strikeouts during his senior season at McKinney High and throws three different pitches for strikes, including an effective breaking pitch and changeup. Lee entered the draft as the 14th-best right-handed pitcher and ranked 29th overall among draft-eligible prospects according to Baseball America.
Earlier today, the Dodgers signed 11th-round selection Joc Pederson and 26th-round pick Scott Schebler to give them a total of 30 of their 50 selections from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, including nine of their top 10 selections and 13 of their top 15. A full list of the club's signings can be found here: Draft results.
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