Zach Lee focused on what he can control
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher prospect Zach Lee allowed two hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings during a win Saturday for Double-A Chattanooga. He struck out six.
"It's a matter of keeping the ball down in the zone, starting to go to using all my pitches early in the game," Lee said, per MLB.com. "I located the fastball early in the game. I throw quite a bit of strikes and hitters are really trying to attack fastballs, so I have to mix it up earlier than I want to."
Lee improved to 6-5 with a 2.95 ERA and .237 opponents' batting average in 17 appearances (16 starts). He's managed 80 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings. Lee, who is considered the Dodgers' second-best prospect by MLB.com, has heard his name pop up in trade rumors.
"I try not to look into a whole lot of that stuff. There are going to be trade talks from now to July 31 involving anyone to everyone, so I'll just keep focusing on executing and making quality pitches," he said. "What happens, happens; I can only control what I can control."