• Full name Brooks Thomas Lee
  • Born 02/14/2001 in San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Cal Poly
  • Drafted in the 1st round (8th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2022 (signed for $5,675,000).
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    The son of Cal Poly coach and renowned hitting guru Larry Lee, Brooks has long been an elite hitter and would have been a top-50 pick out of high school if not for his strong commitment to play for his father in college. A hamstring injury and the coronavirus pandemic limited him to two at-bats as a true freshman, but he lived up to his reputation as a premium hitter once play resumed. Lee hit .342 to win Big West Conference co-player of the year as a redshirt freshman and torched the Cape Cod League with a .405/.432/.677 slash line for Yarmouth-Dennis in the summer. He followed with a standout showing for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team and hit .357 with 15 home runs and a 1.125 OPS this spring, all career highs. Lee is a gifted switch-hitter with exceptional hitting ability. He takes short, balanced swings with elite bat speed from the left side and laces balls hard to all fields. His righthanded swing isn’t as fluid or powerful, but he has the hand-eye coordination to make consistent contact with it and spray balls around the field. He has elite strike-zone discipline, crushes fastballs and drives pitches in all parts of the zone. Lee rarely faced good breaking stuff in college and has to prove he can handle it, but he has all the attributes to be a potential plus-plus hitter. Lee has bulked up as he’s matured and is now a physical specimen with strong legs, broad shoulders and a chiseled torso. His strength and knack for barreling balls give him at least average power potential and likely more. Lee is an instinctive defender who positions himself well at shortstop. He converts the routine plays with his reliable hands and above-average, accurate arm, but his bulk and below-average speed limit his range. He projects to move to second or third base, where he should be an average defender. Lee’s only major concern is his health. He missed time with multiple back injuries in high school and had hamstring surgery as a college freshman. His physical, maxed-out frame raises concerns about how his body will age. Even so, Lee’s premium hitting ability makes him a likely top-five pick in the draft. As long as he stays healthy, he projects to be a switch-hitting infielder who hits for average and power in the top half of a lineup.

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Career Transactions

  • SS Brooks Lee assigned to St. Paul Saints from Wichita Wind Surge.
  • SS Brooks Lee assigned to St. Paul Saints from Wichita Wind Surge.
  • SS Brooks Lee roster status changed by Minnesota Twins.
  • Minnesota Twins invited non-roster SS Brooks Lee to spring training.

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