Pitcher Zach Lee of McKinney will start the season with the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League, a Class AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lee appeared in three spring training games for the Dodgers, making starts against the Texas Rangers on March 7 and the Los Angeles Angels on March 28. He had a 6.52 ERA with seven strikeouts in 9.2 innings pitched.

Lee graduated from McKinney High School in 2010 and was a first-round pick of the Dodgers (28th overall selection) later that summer.

This will be the second full season at AA Chattanooga for Lee, who is the top pitching prospect in the Dodgers organization for 2014 and listed as a “player to watch” by several publications, including MLB.com and The Boston Globe.

As a senior at McKinney HS, he won 11 games, with a 2.15 ERA and 90 strikeouts. Lee was also a standout football player at quarterback, throwing for 2,565 yards and 31 touchdowns. He was named to the All-District team and was a Texas All-State honorable mention.

Before he was drafted by the Dodgers, Lee committed to play football and baseball at LSU.