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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.79 1.32 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date10-21-1986
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age28 years, 0 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.02013
0.12014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2013 CLE 26 8 0 4.3 0.0 4.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 4 3 2 0 6 3 3 1 4 4.15 4.00 5.02 -0.3 -0.0
2014 CLE 27 37 0 28.0 0.0 28.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 127 30 15 14 3 47 12 11 3 26 4.50 4.30 4.41 0.7 0.1
Career45032.30.032.311010014934181635315144304.454.264.500.40.0

Advanced

'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 G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 KIN A+ 45 0 83.3 4.16 106 .228 .256 .328 .385 .259 .294 99 11.1 1.1 11.1 1.1
2010 AKR AA 44 0 72.7 3.79 121 .224 .262 .333 .406 .258 .285 105 13.1 1.3 13.1 1.3
2010 PEJ Wnt 6 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 AKR AA 23 0 39.7 2.88 126 .217 .254 .323 .390 .270 .295 84 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2011 COH AAA 21 0 31.7 3.92 121 .204 .267 .330 .409 .257 .343 112 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2012 COH AAA 5 0 7.0 4.15 118 .204 .236 .304 .363 .235 .235 115 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 CLE MLB 8 0 4.3 5.02 80 .366 .253 .302 .382 .252 .286 97 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2013 LKC A 2 0 2.0 2.43 152 .145 .264 .338 .393 .267 .500 111 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2013 AKR AA 8 0 8.0 4.72 98 .218 .231 .305 .366 .254 .158 101 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2013 COH AAA 19 0 19.0 3.23 127 .205 .250 .319 .370 .246 .310 102 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2014 CLE MLB 37 0 28.0 4.41 97 .292 .262 .318 .415 .267 .325 103 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2014 COH AAA 25 0 30.0 3.01 137 .217 .259 .323 .393 .249 .359 106 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2009 KIN A+ 4 6 2 45 0 83.3 67 28 97 5 49% .294 7.2 3.0 0.5 10.5 1.14 3.35 11.1 1.1
2010 PEJ Wnt 0 1 0 6 0 6.0 7 3 7 1 0% .333 10.5 4.5 1.5 10.5 1.67 9.00 0.0 0.0
2010 AKR AA 5 4 0 44 0 72.7 59 22 82 6 48% .285 7.3 2.7 0.7 10.2 1.11 3.22 13.1 1.3
2011 COH AAA 4 0 1 21 0 31.7 26 12 43 2 54% .343 7.4 3.4 0.6 12.2 1.20 2.27 6.8 0.7
2011 AKR AA 2 1 0 23 0 39.7 27 11 56 1 58% .295 6.1 2.5 0.2 12.7 0.96 2.50 7.6 0.8
2012 COH AAA 2 0 0 5 0 7.0 5 1 8 1 72% .235 6.4 1.3 1.3 10.3 0.86 2.57 1.1 0.1
2013 AKR AA 0 0 0 8 0 8.0 3 4 9 0 47% .158 3.4 4.5 0.0 10.1 0.88 3.38 0.4 0.0
2013 LKC A 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 1 4 0 100% .500 4.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.6 0.1
2013 COH AAA 1 0 0 19 0 19.0 14 5 24 1 47% .310 6.6 2.4 0.5 11.4 1.00 2.37 3.6 0.4
2013 CLE MLB 0 0 0 8 0 4.3 4 3 4 0 29% .286 8.3 6.2 0.0 8.3 1.62 4.15 -0.3 -0.0
2014 COH AAA 0 1 3 25 0 30.0 29 9 37 1 42% .359 8.7 2.7 0.3 11.1 1.27 3.30 8.0 0.8
2014 CLE MLB 1 1 0 37 0 28.0 30 12 26 3 43% .325 9.6 3.9 1.0 8.4 1.50 4.50 0.7 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 84 0.5119 0.4167 0.7714 0.5349 0.2927 0.7826 0.7500 0.2286
2014 496 0.5081 0.4355 0.8009 0.5794 0.2869 0.8904 0.6143 0.1991
Career5800.50870.43280.79660.5730.28770.87480.6340.2034

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-18 2012-09-06 Minors 141 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-01 -
2010-08-02 2010-08-11 Minors 9 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CLE $
2013 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 38 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/12. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13.
  • Signed by Cleveland 2008 as an amateur free agent from Taiwan. $0.4M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 2.1 1 0.5 37 0 52.7 37 16 57 4 .254 1.00 2.37 2.58 13.2 1.3
80o 1.8 0.8 0.5 33 0 46.5 35 15 50 4 .269 1.09 2.77 3.01 9.2 0.9
70o 1.6 0.7 0.4 30 0 42.2 34 15 46 4 .280 1.15 3.06 3.32 6.8 0.7
60o 1.4 0.6 0.4 27 0 38.6 33 14 42 4 .290 1.21 3.31 3.6 5.0 0.5
50o 1.3 0.5 0.3 25 0 35.3 31 13 38 3 .299 1.26 3.55 3.86 3.5 0.4
40o 1.2 0.5 0.3 23 0 32.1 30 13 35 3 .308 1.32 3.79 4.12 2.2 0.2
30o 1 0.4 0.2 20 0 28.7 28 12 31 3 .317 1.38 4.06 4.41 1.0 0.1
20o 0.9 0.3 0.2 18 0 24.9 25 11 27 3 .329 1.45 4.37 4.75 -0.1 -0.0
10o 0.7 0.2 0.1 14 0 19.9 22 9 22 2 .344 1.56 4.82 5.24 -1.2 -0.1
Weighted Mean1.30.50.324034.63013373.2961.253.513.823.60.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 14% 18% 24% 36%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152821038054491954647.2911.273.744.078.23.29.11.00.6
20162921040056522155647.2951.303.804.138.43.48.81.00.5
20173021141059522060647.2911.233.483.798.03.19.20.90.8
20183121039055501856647.2941.243.553.868.23.09.21.00.7
20193221036051471650647.2951.243.613.928.32.88.91.10.6
20203321034048441547547.2961.233.613.938.22.88.80.90.6
20213421032045421443547.2961.243.714.038.42.88.61.00.5
20223521030043401342547.2971.233.613.928.42.78.81.00.5
20233611029040381239447.2981.243.633.958.52.78.70.90.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.14.82.12.12.41.712.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Mike Benacka 2010 0.00 DNP
2 92 Anthony Slama 2011 0.00
3 92 Blake Parker 2012 10.50
4 92 Rob Wooten 2013 3.90
5 92 Josh Fields 2013 4.97
6 91 Brandon Sisk 2013 0.00 DNP
7 91 Chia-Jen Lo 2013 4.19
8 91 Brad Kilby 2010 2.16
9 90 Sammy Gervacio 2012 0.00 DNP
10 90 Scott Maine 2012 6.08
11 89 Kam Mickolio 2011 6.75
12 89 Rob Delaney 2012 0.00 DNP
13 89 Jim Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
14 89 Pat Venditte 2012 0.00 DNP
15 89 Jose De La Torre 2013 6.35
16 89 R.J. Swindle 2011 0.00 DNP
17 89 Jon Link 2011 0.00 DNP
18 89 John Gaub 2012 0.00 DNP
19 88 Josh Ellis 2012 0.00 DNP
20 88 Neil Wagner 2011 12.60
21 88 Matt Langwell 2013 5.14
22 88 Jon Hunton 2010 0.00 DNP
23 87 Michael Schwimer 2013 0.00 DNP
24 87 Jeff Stevens 2011 5.14
25 87 Justin Hedrick 2009 0.00 DNP
26 87 Joe Torres 2010 0.00 DNP
27 87 Rocky Roquet 2010 0.00 DNP
28 87 Jose Diaz 2011 0.00 DNP
29 87 Josh Roenicke 2010 7.11
30 87 Josh Schmidt 2010 0.00 DNP
31 86 Mickey Storey 2013 6.75
32 86 Jason Motte 2009 5.24
33 86 Steve Bray 2008 0.00 DNP
34 86 Robert Coello 2012 12.79
35 86 Josh Lueke 2012 18.90
36 86 Kevin Whelan 2011 5.40
37 86 Ryan Reid 2012 0.00 DNP
38 85 Jason Rice 2013 0.00 DNP
39 85 Pedro Viola 2010 13.50
40 85 Casey Weathers 2012 0.00 DNP
41 85 Pedro Strop 2012 2.44
42 85 Evan Scribner 2013 4.39
43 85 Craig Breslow 2008 2.30
44 85 Atahualpa Severino 2012 0.00 DNP
45 85 Calvin Medlock 2010 0.00 DNP
46 85 Jermaine Van Buren 2008 0.00 DNP
47 85 Rafael Martin 2011 0.00 DNP
48 84 Jay Buente 2011 10.80
49 84 Cory Doyne 2009 0.00 DNP
50 84 Chris Hatcher 2012 5.52
51 84 Zech Zinicola 2012 0.00 DNP
52 84 Jose Marte 2011 0.00 DNP
53 84 Barret Browning 2012 5.12
54 84 Fernando Hernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
55 84 Jason Urquidez 2010 0.00 DNP
56 84 Jason Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
57 84 Jon Meloan 2012 0.00 DNP
58 84 Jesse Carlson 2008 2.40
59 84 Matt Daley 2009 4.24
60 84 Brad Brach 2013 4.35
61 84 Josh Wilkie 2012 0.00 DNP
62 84 Brent Leach 2010 0.00 DNP
63 84 Zach Simons 2012 0.00 DNP
64 83 Daniel Stange 2013 16.20
65 83 Christian Garcia 2013 0.00 DNP
66 83 Sam Demel 2013 0.00 DNP
67 83 Victor Garate 2012 0.00 DNP
68 83 Brandon Gomes 2012 6.11
69 83 Matt German 2011 0.00 DNP
70 83 Warner Madrigal 2011 0.00 DNP
71 83 Jim Hoey 2010 0.00 DNP
72 83 Hunter Jones 2011 0.00 DNP
73 83 Mike Zagurski 2010 10.29
74 83 John Lujan 2011 0.00 DNP
75 83 Justin Friend 2013 0.00 DNP
76 83 Royce Ring 2008 10.07
77 83 Leyson Septimo 2013 0.00 DNP
78 82 Frank Gailey 2013 0.00 DNP
79 82 Josh Newman 2009 0.00 DNP
80 82 Dale Thayer 2008 0.00 DNP
81 82 Cesar Jimenez 2012 0.00 DNP
82 82 Will Harris 2012 9.17
83 82 Vinnie Pestano 2012 2.57
84 82 Carlos Muniz 2008 5.40
85 82 Mitch Lively 2013 0.00 DNP
86 82 Santiago Casilla 2008 3.93
87 82 Mike DeMark 2010 0.00 DNP
88 82 Matt Reynolds 2012 5.02
89 82 Toru Murata 2012 0.00 DNP
90 81 Cory Gearrin 2013 3.77
91 81 Anthony Tomey 2009 0.00 DNP
92 81 Ryan Braun 2008 0.00 DNP
93 81 Robbie Weinhardt 2013 0.00 DNP
94 81 Sergio Romo 2010 2.32
95 81 Luis Pena 2010 0.00 DNP
96 81 Osiris Matos 2012 0.00 DNP
97 81 Derrick Loop 2011 0.00 DNP
98 81 Francisco Felix 2011 0.00 DNP
99 81 Joe Paterson 2013 3.86
100 81 Ron Flores 2007 4.08

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .200 .333 .600 .330
11 vs R (Multi) .273 .375 .273 .358
18 Split (Multi) -.073 -.042 .327 -.028
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .200 .333 .600 .330
31 vs R (2013) .273 .375 .273 .358
38 Split (2013) -.073 -.042 .327 -.028
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Lee stood a good chance of being promoted to Cleveland's bullpen last year before going down in April and requiring Tommy John surgery. He has put up video-game numbers at nearly every level, and he has good, if not top-notch, stuff to back it up. He throws a fastball in the low-to-mid-90s, touching 96, which he pairs with a plus slider and good pitchability to generate plenty of strikeouts. He'll need to rebound from surgery at Triple-A this season and may have to wait until 2014 for his call-up.
2012 If Fukudome returns and Chen Lee is promoted to the majors, we might have quite the Asian invasion in Cleveland. A former Taiwanese Olympian with a fastball that touches 96 mph, Lee has dominated every level and deserves a shot with the Tribe soon. The velocity is a bit surprising coming from a pitcher with such a small frame, but Lee is the real deal, consistently hitting the 92-93 mph range. His go-to off-speed pitch is a plus slider with tilt, and Lee's good command and pitchability demonstrate that he's ready for "The Show."

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: ClosersBen Carsley2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: World Futures Game Roster EditionZach Mortimer2013-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Futures Game EditionJason Parks2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Futures Game EditionBP Prospect Staff2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL CentralR.J. Anderson2012-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Indians Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-19


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


C.C. Lee has thrown 720 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Slider (84mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph).