Miami Marlins draft preview: Brooks Lee
This is another part of our series looking at prospects that the Miami Marlins can potentially pick up in the upcoming draft. Today we will be looking at short stop prospect Brooks Lee. Realistically, he’ll probably be picked before we’ll have the chance to do so ourselves, but what if he falls a few spots?
Brooks Lee would be an ideal draft pick by the Miami Marlins.
Brooks Lee has a pretty good track record so far. He’s a 21 year old switch hitting (65 grade) short stop, who also gets a 55 grade for his arm. He has a lot of potential and especially with his bat. He also has a 55 grade for his power that needs to improve. He can also help with out position of need.
What does MLB.com think about him?
"Lee was a well-regarded prospect out of the California high school ranks, but wasn’t taken until the 35th round because scouts knew he wanted to go play for his father, Larry, the head coach at Cal Poly. After missing nearly all of the shortened 2020 season following knee and hamstring surgery, Lee came back in 2021 to earn co-Big West Player of the Year honors by hitting .342/384/.626. He further solidified his bona fides as one of the top college bats in the class by hitting very well both for Team USA and in the Cape Cod League last summer, then showed he was the best college hitter in this class in 2022.Talk to any scout about the switch-hitting infielder and the first thing that comes up are his otherworldly bat-to-ball skills. He almost never strikes out and has made consistent hard contact everywhere he’s been, including his 21-game stretch with a wood bat on the Cape, where he hit .405/.432/.667 with six homers in just 84 at-bats. He can drive the ball from both sides of the plate and as he’s gotten more physical, it’s easy to project him having better-than-average power in the future."
It’s pretty obvious that Brooks Lee is a potential star. If he falls down to the sixth pick, the Miami Marlins should immediately pick him up. He has too much upside not to.