Jeremy Lee ready to get to work in Minnesota

Published 3:05 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2023

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Former Morgan Academy Ace Jeremy Lee made it to the big times on Tuesday afternoon when he was drafted in the 13th round by the Minnesota Twins.

Lee is a former two-time Selma Times Journal Player of the Year in baseball in 2020 and football in 2018. Lee is the son of Joey Lee and Lisa Easterling and a 2020 graduate of Morgan Academy. 

Lee had the opportunity to soak in the moment and he said after being the second Morgan Academy player to be drafted to the Majors in the last 5 years he’s ready to get going now.

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“It feels great! I have been dreaming about this for my whole life and now it’s here! I’m ready to get to work and try to make it to the Big Leagues,” Lee said.

Lee was a two-time Selma Times -Journal Player of the Year. He was Player of the Year in football in 2018 and then was Player of the Year in the 2020 COVID-19 season in baseball.

Former Senators Head Coach Stephen Clements coached both Morgan Academy players to be drafted to the MLB. Gunnar Henderson in 2019 and now Lee in 2023. He said that Lee was something special on the mound.

“He worked as hard as any player I ever had,” Clements said. “He was by far the best pitcher that I ever coached. He hit the mound and he was a bulldog. H

“e filled the strike zone up. His breaking ball was above average. His fastball was 91-92 in high school now he is up to 94-95 mph in college. He is one of the biggest competitors that I ever coached.”