It's been a slow start to the season for 21-year-old shortstop Hak-Ju Lee, who earned a full-season promotion to Double-A Montgomery after a breakout 2011 season. He's batting .229/.293/.314 as the Biscuits' leadoff hitter, with 12 RBI and nine stolen bases (caught three times).
He hasn't went yard yet, but he does have 10 extra basehits including three triples. Lee is not only struggling with the bat, as he hasn't been sharp defensively either. He hasn't been smooth at short so far this season, committing seven errors already (.955 fielding percentage).
It's clear that the talented youngster has not yet adjusted to the Double-A level, and seems to still be in the process of getting use to the speed of the game. Hopefully it's nothing more than a slow start for Lee, as the Rays could really use a shortstop like him as soon as possible on the roster.