LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs introduced the signing of two gamers on Friday afternoon. Outfielders Braxton Lee and Zach Collier are returning to Southern Maryland after magnificent 2021 campaigns.
Braxton Lee performed simply 4 video games for the Blue Crabs in 2021 earlier than his contract was bought by the Cincinnati Reds. The former twelfth spherical draft decide recorded 24 hits in 29 video games with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, incomes him a name as much as Triple-A. The University of Mississippi product has MLB expertise, enjoying for the Miami Marlins in 2018. Lee had an astounding .438 batting common in his quick stint with the Crabs in 2021, reaching base safely in half of his at-bats.
Zach Collier returns to Southern Maryland after a profession 12 months in 2021. The Long Beach, California native was drafted within the first spherical of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. Collier spent six seasons within the Phillies Organization, adopted by 4 with the Nationals group. The 31 12 months previous was the Blue Crabs’ 2021 Defensive Player of the Year, and made a SportsCenter Top 10 catch in 2021. Collier was a wizard offensively for the Blue Crabs as effectively, he completed the season prime 4 within the Atlantic League in on-base share, slugging share, OPS, and triples.
“Braxton Lee was great in his short time with us in 2021 and we are excited to see him continue that success,” mentioned Blue Crabs GM Courtney Knichel. “Zach Collier was elite in 2021, and will be key for us adding run support to our outstanding pitching” she added.