The Book on Hak-Ju Lee
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Hak-Ju Lee / SS, TB
43 | 2/18/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/24/2013): #43
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #56
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #23
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #138
Baseball America 2013: #90
Baseball Prospectus: #75
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A headline acquisition as part of the trade of pitcher Matt Garza, Hak-Ju Lee is a big, powerful shortstop from Korea who's now prominently positioned in the Tampa Bay system. Already a polished hitter (.261/.336/.360 at AA Montgomery last year), Lee seems to have the footwork and arm to stick at shortstop, too, and he's shown improvement in the field every season. His 37 steals in 2012, a career best, is also a highlight worth remembering. As projected, he should get a shot at everyday Tampa life in 2013.
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News and Notes
1/8/2011 by KDaddy
Hak-Ju Lee has been traded to the Rays as part of a package for pitcher Matt Garza, according to SI.com.