#22 – RHP Dillon Gee

Bats/Throws: R/R

Height/Weight: 6’1”/195 lbs

Acquired: 21st rd ’07 (UT Arlington)

Born: 4/28/86 (Cleburne, TX)

2009 Rank: 10

Why Ranked Here: Gee drops 12 spots after a lost year in 2009.  He was shut down on May 25 with a shoulder problem, but never looked right with Buffalo after a very heavy workload in 2007 and 2008.  In ’07 between UT-Arlington and Brooklyn, Gee threw 173.2 innings and then in ’08 with St. Lucie, Binghamton and Ponce (PR winter league) he tossed 203 innings.  Both his velocity and location were off to begin 2009.  At his best, he tops out around 91 with strong control and mixes in his breaking ball for strikes.   

2009: Gee won his only game on May 2nd, but even in a one-run, seven inning effort, he struck out only one batter.  In his final two starts, he walked five on May 17, and then was hit up for four runs on four hits in four innings on the 25th.  He started throwing again late in the summer, but it was too late to return to game action.

Dr. Pangloss Says: #5 starter/middle reliever

Debbie Downer Says: above average AAA regular

Projected 2010 Start: Buffalo

MLB Arrival: 2010 for a taste, 2011 to stay, if he ever sticks

ERA G/GS IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG BB/9 SO/9 HR/9 SO/BB GB% R/9
07 NYP 2.47 14/11 62 57 17 17 1 9 56 .249 1.31 8.13 0.15 6.22 46.6 2.47
08 A+ 3.25 21/21 127.1 117 49 46 6 19 94 .245 1.35 6.66 0.42 4.95 39.8 3.47
08 AA 1.33 4/4 27.0 18 4 4 1 5 20 .194 1.67 6.67 0.33 4.00 46.7 1.33
08 PWL 2.22 10/10 48.2 43 14 12 2 13 43 .247 2.43 8.03 0.37 3.31 2.61
09 AAA 4.10 9/9 48.1 47 22 22 5 16 42 .253 2.99 7.86 0.94 2.63 38.9 4.12

There are 3 comments

  1. NickM

    This ranking is a bit confusing… you have Gee’s ceiling as a #5 starter or reliever and his floor as a AAA body; how did he surpass Carson whose ceiling you put as a mid-rotation starter and floor as a LOOGY or AAA ‘all star’? I’m guessing its a matter of believing Gee is the more likelier to reach his ceiling, or something?

    1. Toby Hyde

      Nick,

      There’s also a value to production now versus in the future. I’m just not sold on Carson, who pitched to me a little less than the sum of his parts in A-ball with a K/IP well below one (which was far less than Gee at a higher level with St. Lucie), with declining gb% throughout the year.

  2. ihob

    Is this because of the injury he incurred last year? A year ago wasn’t he being highly touted by the Mets coaches as a possible person to bring up during the year?

    He should have never been pushed to 200 IP after just 62 the year earlier. I wouldn’t write him off just yet, let’s see what 2010 has in store and who knows he might be back where he was a year ago.

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