Jan. 7, 2009
ARLINGTON, Texas - Former UT Arlington pitcher Dillon Gee recently completed a two-month winter league season in Puerto Rico and finished as one of the top performers. Gee, a right-handed pitcher who was drafted by the New York Mets (21st round) after his junior season at UT Arlington in 2007, pitched for Leones de Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League from November to January, where recorded a perfect 4-0 record with a 2.22 earned run average with 43 strikeouts in 48.2 innings pitched.
Gee's successful 2008 began during his first full minor league season where he was named to the mid-season Florida State League (single-A) All-Star team, and finished with a promotion to the Mets double-A organization, Binghamton Mets.
Before making the jump to double-A, Gee ranked in six top-10 statistical categories in the FSL while a member of the St. Lucie Mets, before making four appearances with a 2-0 record, 1.33 ERA and 20 strikeouts with Binghamton.
Gee's 2.22 ERA ranked second in the Puerto Rican Winter League this year while his four victories tied for second and 43 strikeouts ranked third in the league.