Lee Matthew Gronkiewicz... Single... Attended
the University of South Carolina... In 2001, was selected
to the All-SEC team and was a First team
All-American after leading the country in saves (16) and
posting a 1.42 ERA in 32 games (50.2IP)... Was joined on
the All-American First team by the likes of Mark Prior (Southern
California), Chris Burke (Tennessee), Kirk Saarloos
(Fullerton) and John-Ford Griffin (Florida St.)... Makes his
offseason home in Justin, Texas.2007Made his Major League debut June 19 vs.
LAD...Tossed four innings in relief allowing only two hits
and one run in four innings...The four innings were a season
high by a Jays reliever...First MLstrikeout came against Jeff
Kent...MINORS: Began the season at New Hampshire (AA)
recording 11 saves in 12 opportunities...Struck out 1.23
batters per innings...Upon his return from Toronto was
optioned to Syracuse (AAA)...Held batters to a .217 average
in Syracuse, striking out 1.03 batters per inning...
Posted two saves in his two opportunities...Made the
only start of his career in the second game of a
double-header August 23 vs. Ottawa.2005Was his first in the Blue Jays organization...
Split time between New Hampshire of the Eastern
League (AA) and Syracuse of the International League (AAA)... Pitched to a combined record of 2-1 with 30 saves
and a 1.75 ERA in 66 games... In 66.2IP he struck out 71 batters
while walking 23... With New Hampshire, he went 2-0
with a 1.41 ERA in 38 games... He finished 3rd in the Eastern
League with 24 saves... Was selected to the Eastern
League's Midseason All-Star team... Was a Blue Jays Minor
League Star of the Month in May after recording 10 saves
and 1.26 ERA in 14 appearances... In June, was named the
Blue jays Organizational Pitcher of the Month after collecting
eight saves with a 0.00 ERA in 11.0IP of work... April 9 vs.
New Britain, collected the win in his New Hampshire debut
(1.1IP, H, 2K)... July 14 was promoted to Syracuse... Made
his Syracuse debut on July 15 vs. Norfolk and got the save in
Game 2 of a doubleheader... Remained in Syracuse for the
remainder of the season... For the SkyChiefs, he went 0-1
with six saves and 2.22 ERA in 28 games... Recorded 12
games finished... Held opposing hitters to a .206 batting average...
Had to work more than 1.0IP for five of his six saves