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OEO Magglio
05-13-2002, 10:07 PM
I want to see Corey Lee get a chance in the majors soon. I think Charlotte needs to start to start him, and if wright keeps doing bad, bring up lee, and give him a shot, but I dont think this would happen anytime soon, does anyone have any idea when this would happen if ever?

OfficerKarkovice
05-13-2002, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by OEO Magglio
I want to see Corey Lee get a chance in the majors soon. I think Charlotte needs to start to start him, and if wright keeps doing bad, bring up lee, and give him a shot, but I dont think this would happen anytime soon, does anyone have any idea when this would happen if ever?

maybe randar or vic know more but i dont think that anybody really knows much about this guy...seems like he is pitching very well in the minors tho...i'm sure he has to be one of the guys that might get a look to be called up

CerberusWG
05-13-2002, 11:15 PM
We got him from Texas BTW?

With Royce I believe.

palehosemike
05-13-2002, 11:31 PM
We obtained Corey Lee as the player to be named later for Herbert Perry. For the Rangers last year he had split time between their AA and AAA clubs.

2001 Pitching info
Tulsa 5-12, 5.31 ERA, 103 K
Oklahoma 0-0, 18.00 ERA, 1 K

He is doing really well for the Knights. Our scouts must have really seen something in this guy because he is doing well on a pitching staff that has seen better years in Charlotte.

Is he our Knight in shining armour? Hmmmm we will see.....

Randar68
05-14-2002, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by palehosemike
We obtained Corey Lee as the player to be named later for Herbert Perry. For the Rangers last year he had split time between their AA and AAA clubs.

2001 Pitching info
Tulsa 5-12, 5.31 ERA, 103 K
Oklahoma 0-0, 18.00 ERA, 1 K

He is doing really well for the Knights. Our scouts must have really seen something in this guy because he is doing well on a pitching staff that has seen better years in Charlotte.

Is he our Knight in shining armour? Hmmmm we will see.....

Corey Lee is a pitcher drafted in the first round (supplemental) in 1996 by the Rangers out of NC State. He did get a call up in 1999 and pitched 1 inning giving up 3 runs and recording a loss. Also, Corey was named the 1997 Nolan Ryan Minor League Player of the Year. He led the Florida State League in wins and tied the strikeout record. He was selected for the mid-season AA All-Star game and the post-season AA All-Star team.

Career stats:
Year Team W-L ERA G SV IP H BB/SO

2000 Oklahoma 2-12 8.76 26 0 112.0 163 87/84

1999 Texas 0-1 27.00 1 0 1.0 2 1/0
1999 Oklahoma 3-0 2.03 4 0 26.2 21 8/25
1999 Tulsa 8-5 4.44 22 0 127.2 132 44/121

1998 Tulsa 10-9 4.51 26 0 143.2 105 102/132

1997 Charlotte 15-5 3.47 23 0 160.2 132 60/147

1996 Hudson Valley 1-4 3.29 9 0 54.2 42 21/59



He was born on December 26, 1974, making him now 27 years old. While he's not much of a "prospect", he could possibly be a pitcher that just figures it out later in their career, something many lefties do. It also seems as though he was rushed a bit by the Rangers.

When he was the #6 prospect for the Rangers in 1999, this is what BA had to say about him. (he was #3 in 1998 and #10 in 1997)

6. Corey Lee, LHP
Age: 24 B-T: B-L Ht: 6-2 Wt: 180
Drafted: North Carolina State, 1996 (Supplemental 1st round) Signed by: Mike Toomey
Background: Lee had good stuff and excellent command in 1997, but his command suffered last year, even as stuff improved. Hits were hard to come by off Lee, who was chosen with the compensation pick for losing Kenny Rogers to free agency.

Strengths: When Lee throws strikes, he has a complete four-pitch arsenal. His best pitch for both command and quality is a tight curveball. Lee's fastball is 91-93 mph with good life. His slider and changeup are both solid major league average pitches.

Weaknesses: The Rangers say that Lee's command problems were caused by a mechanical problem that left his fastball up in the zone and his determination to throw his "mega-stuff" on each pitch. He has been counseled on paying less attention to radar gun readings, which mean less to hitters than scouts.

The Future: The Rangers feel they corrected Lee's control problems in instructional league, where he walked just one hitter in 20 innings. He has the highest ceiling of any of the Rangers prospects and could come quickly if he gains consistency.

OfficerKarkovice
05-14-2002, 11:57 AM
Wow...sounds like this guy may have been a really good pickup for Herb since we knew we were getting rid of him anyway. Thanks Randar.

RedPinStripes
05-14-2002, 12:18 PM
We could only hope he's a late blooming Maddux.