Round Rock’s “Viper” Lee Strikes Again, Wins Pitcher of the Week
Round Rock Express reliever Chase Lee has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for May 15-21. The 24-year-old right-hander, who goes by the nickname “Viper,” went 6 Innings, allowing, ZERO Runs, 3 hits, 2 Walks and 8 Strikeouts. Opposing batters had a .150 average.
For the season, Lee is 1-0 with a 3.91 earned run average and 1.303 WHIP in 25.1 innings pitched. He has allowed just 23 hits and 10 walks while striking out 33 batters.
Lee, who was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the sixth round of the 2021 MLB Draft, is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He played college baseball at the University of Alabama.
The Rangers are hoping that Lee can continue his success and eventually make his way to the major leagues. In the meantime, he is giving Round Rock fans something to cheer about.
Here are some observations about Lee’s performance:
- Lee’s nickname “Viper” is fitting, because he strikes out batters like a snake strikes its prey.
- Lee’s 0.00 ERA during the week was so low that it was practically nonexistent.
- Lee’s performance this season has been so good that he’s making the Rangers look like geniuses for drafting him.