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