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Texas Rangers Baseball Podcast brings the Viper into the studio. Chase Lee doesn’t disappoint

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FORT WORTH — The Roxo Media House studio is filled with plenty of smart people, but none of them is a rocket scientist.

Chase Lee, the Texas Rangers’ sixth-round pick last season, is a rocket scientist, and the sidearm-throwing reliever for Double A Frisco made an in-studio appearance Wednesday morning on the Texas Rangers Baseball Podcast..

He theorized that he could make the round trip from Collin County to Tarrant County and still be on-time for a 1 p.m. clubhouse.

Nailed it.

Lee is nailing down saves for Frisco in his full professional season following his first big-league spring training. Lee debuted in the Arizona Complex League last season as a tuneup for an aggressive assignment to Frisco in August.

But there’s so much more to Lee than baseball, like his degree in aerospace engineering and the fact that exactly zero college teams wanted him out of high school. The Alabama native always wanted to play baseball for the Crimson Tide, and was coaxed by his parents in attend an open tryout.

He didn’t make the team, but was told to learn how to pitch from a low arm angle and come back next year. He made the team, became one of the top relievers in the Southeast Conference and now isn’t too far from the major leagues.

Lee’s appearance is the clear highlight of the second in-studio episode of the Texas Rangers Baseball Podcast and the 32nd episode overall.

To watch the episode, visit the podcast’s YouTube channel (and subscribe for free).

To listen to it, click the embed above or one of the embeds below to popular podcast platforms.


Jeff Wilson, jeff@rangerstoday.com

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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