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Khalil Lee CF

Kansas City Royals

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Player Updates

June 28, 2020 09:56 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Added to 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee will be a part of the Royals' 60-man player pool this season, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports.

Lee had a realistic chance of getting a late-season promotion to the majors in 2020 under normal circumstances, and he could still end up making his big-league debut this year. However, he is unlikely to take on an overly prominent role until at least 2021. Lee has very impressive tools, but he logged a groundball rate over 59 percent last year at Double-A, so a swing change would serve him well.

March 25, 2020 04:56 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Untapped power
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals believe Lee has more raw power than he has shown in games thus far, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. "He stayed with the plan (in spring training). He took some really good swings," assistant general manager J.J. Picollo said. "And I think that, as we've talked about before, there's more power in there that will show up in games."

Picollo didn't spell it out, but the team would obviously like to see Lee cut down on the 59.3 percent groundball rate he registered last year at Double-A. Despite a .182 average with one home run and a 12:2 K:BB in 35 plate appearances, Lee apparently had some great batting practice sessions, hitting line drives to all fields while impressing the field staff with his maturity. He will likely open the year at Triple-A, but the shortened season could delay his big-league debut until 2021.

February 12, 2020 04:12 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Healthy to start camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee is healthy to start spring training after breaking his hand in winter ball, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Lee will get some time this spring to showcase his skills at big-league camp, though he's unlikely to be considered for a spot on the Opening Day roster as he's yet to reach Triple-A. He hit a solid .264/.363/.372 in 129 games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas last season while stealing 53 bases, though that came with a 28.2 percent strikeout rate, too high for a player without much power.

January 13, 2020 03:36 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Will appear in major-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (hand) was invited to the Royals' major-league spring training Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Lee suffered a broken right hand playing winter ball, which could limit him initially during spring training, but he'll get the chance to develop with the major-league coaching staff during camp. The 21-year-old was second in the minors last season with 53 stolen bases, but he'll need to work on lifting the ball more to become more effective. Lee probably won't open the season on the major-league roster, but he could make his debut sometime in 2020 if he can further develop.

November 23, 2019 06:52 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Suffers broken hand
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee suffered a broken right hand while playing winter ball in Puerto Rico.

A borderline top-100 prospect, Lee hit .222 with one home run and five strikeouts in five games for Mayaguez. He should be healthy for the start of the season but may be limited initially in spring training.

March 9, 2019 01:52 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Plates two vs. Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee went 3-for-3 with two RBI, a double, a stolen base and a run scored Friday against the Reds.

Lee has been impressive in limited at-bats this spring, as he's now 4-for-5 at the dish. Both of his RBI came in the fifth inning of Friday's exhibition on a single to right field. Lee is ranked as Kansas City's top fantasy prospect, although he hit an unimpressive .245 with two homers and 10 RBI through 29 games at Double-A Northwest Arkansas last season, which is where he's expected to begin his 2019 campaign.

August 5, 2018 12:32 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Out with back soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee was placed on the seven-day disabled list at Double-A Northwest Arkansas with back soreness, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

The Royals do not believe the issue to be a significant one, but they'll give the young outfielder a chance to rest. The 20-year-old is hitting .245/.330/.353 in 29 games since he was promoted to Double-A.

July 1, 2018 09:20 AM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Hit in head by pitch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee left Saturday's game against Double-A San Antonio after he was in hit in the head with a pitch.

Lee, who was promoted to Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday, was replaced by a pinch runner. The Royals should provide an update on their well-known prospect in the near future.

June 28, 2018 03:36 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Promoted to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee was moved up to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday.

Lee was hitting .270/.402/.406 with four home runs, 41 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 71 games for High-A Wilmington this season. The outfielder continues is just 20 years of age and it's likely that he will need some seasoning at the higher levels in the minors before heading to the big leagues. Expect to see him remain at Double-A for the rest of the 2018 campaign.

April 26, 2018 11:12 AM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Better success on bases at High-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee is hitting .283/.450/.483 with two home runs, six steals (on six attempts) and career-best 21.3 percent walk and 26.3 percent strikeout rates for High-A Wilmington.

Most evaluators haven't clocked him as a true plus runner, but perhaps his instincts on the bases have improved, as he was just 20-for-38 on the basepaths last year at Low-A. Lee's patience at the plate and power potential also stand out for a 19-year-old at High-A. He is the third-youngest hitter in the Carolina League and ranks fourth in the league with a 169 wRC+.

September 15, 2017 01:36 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Shows potential in first campaign at Low-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee slashed .237/.344/.430 with 171 strikeouts over 121 games in his first season with Low-A Lexington.

A third-round pick in 2016, the outfielder's 2017 had its ups and downs. Despite a poor average and enormous strikeout rate, Lee managed to lead the South Atlantic League in home runs (17) and runs scored (71). His 20 stolen bases ranked second in the league, yet he was thrown out a league-high 18 times. Needless to say, Lee's game needs some polishing before he'll be ready for MiLB's higher levels, but he showed really impressive power for a teenager in a full-season league.

August 16, 2017 05:20 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Intriguing power/speed combo at Low-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee, 19, is hitting .235/.341/.420 with 14 home runs, 52 RBI and 19 steals through 104 games for Low-A Lexington.

Whether Lee can hit for average at the higher levels will be the item to watch as he ascends the ranks in the minors, paired with his ability to make consistent contact. Lee has fanned a staggering 156 times in those 104 games. Still, his emerging power and raw speed make him a prospect to watch for the Royals.

June 13, 2017 03:04 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Putting power on display in first year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee went 3-for-4 with his fifth home run in eight games for Low-A Lexington on Monday, and he's now tied for second place in the South Atlantic League with 11 blasts this year, Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com reports.

Last year's third-round pick is slashing .244/.333/.451 through his first 54 games as a professional. Lee, 18, has illustrated fine speed with 13 stolen bases, although he's also been caught nine times. The biggest knock on the 18-year-old would be his propensity to swing and miss, as he's got 83 strikeouts over 213 at-bats.

May 12, 2017 02:24 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Stuffing stat sheet at Low-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee, playing in his first full-season league, is slashing .262/.389/.467 through 29 games with Low-A Lexington.

The Royals' No. 3 prospect has wasted no time stuffing the stat sheet early in the 2017 campaign, proving he may be ready to jump levels sooner rather than later. Lee already has five home runs, 17 RBI and 22 runs scored. He also leads the team in stolen bases (nine) and walks (20).

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Batting Stats
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Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016R-AZL Royals49182434996629335784.269.396.483
2017AFX-Lexington Legends121451711072461761651712018.237.344.430
2018AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock7124442661344414875143.271.402.406
2018AAX-Northwest Arkansas N29102152550210112822.245.330.353
2019AAX-Northwest Arkansas N12947074124213851651545312.264.363.372
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/170
Birthdate:
6/26/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Newark, DE
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
0