LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers named starting pitcher Zach Lee and outfielder Scott Schebler as the Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year on Friday.
Lee, ranked by MLB.com as the Dodgers' No. 3 prospect, won 10 games and posted a 3.22 ERA in 28 appearances this season for Double-A Chattanooga. The right-hander was a Southern League midseason All-Star and was third in the league with 131 strikeouts and a 1.17 WHIP. A first-round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, Lee issued just 35 walks in 142 2/3 innings.
Schebler, ranked 16th among Dodgers prospects, led Class A Rancho Cucamonga with a .296 batting average and was second in the California League with 27 home runs. The outfielder also had 13 triples, 91 RBIs, 16 stolen bases, a .581 slugging percentage and scored 95 runs in 125 games this season. Schebler, a left-handed hitter, was the only Dodgers Minor Leaguer with at least 20 doubles, 10 triples and 20 homers this year. He was named to the California League's postseason All-Star team.
Both Lee and Schebler will be honored in an on-field ceremony before Sunday's regular-season finale against the Rockies.
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less