Maryland Baseball Network is counting down to Opening Day! Today marks six days until the start of the 2017 season, so here’s a look at #6, AJ Lee.
AJ LEE | 6
Height/Weight: 6’0″ / 175 lbs.
Hometown: Millersville, Md.
Previous School: St. John’s College High School
2016 Spring Stats: .172 (5-for-29), 2 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R, .273 OBP, .241 SLG
2016 Summer Stats (Mat-Su Miners, Alaska Baseball League): .255 (25-for-98), 4 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 20 R, .371 OBP, .327 SLG
About AJ: AJ Lee was the sixth-ranked prospect in the state of Maryland in the Class of 2015 before he came to College Park. A graduate of St. John’s College High School, Lee was named the Washington D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year in both his junior and senior season. In high school he pitched as well as hit, but his best success came at the plate in his senior year, when he hit .388. Lee had limited playing time his freshman season, hitting under .200 in 19 games (nine starts), but he hit .255 with a .371 on-base percentage over the summer in the Alaska League. Lee enters this season as the likely candidate to start at third base for John Szefc’s Terrapins while Brandon Gum recovers from rotator cuff surgery. Szefc noted that Lee was one of the players who developed the most over the offseason.