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September 2, 2021 06:08 PM
Mets' Khalil Lee: Sent back down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday, Anthony DiComo of reports.

Lee was recalled by the Mets on Wednesday as part of the active roster expansion, but he'll head back to the minors before appearing in a game. Yennsy Diaz was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to provide an extra bullpen arm.

September 1, 2021 06:40 PM
Mets' Khalil Lee: Rejoins big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mets recalled Lee from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of reports.

Lee will return to New York for the first time since late May, when the big club was down multiple outfielders due to injuries. The Mets will head into September will all of their key outfielders is optimal health, so Lee isn't likely to see many opportunities in the final month of the season.

May 31, 2021 06:20 PM
Mets' Khalil Lee: Heads back to Syracuse
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mets optioned Lee to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

New York will swap Lee off its active roster in favor of Kevin Pillar (nose), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Lee struggled mightily during his first call-up to the big leagues, which was accelerated by the Mets' numerous injuries in the outfield. The 22-year-old went 1-for-18 with 13 strikeouts during his two-week stint with the big club.

May 27, 2021 08:04 PM
Mets' Khalil Lee: Sitting in third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.

Lee will be on the bench for the third straight game after going 1-for-17 with 12 strikeouts since being called up from Triple-A Syracuse on May 17. The fact that Lee can't get regular at-bats even with the Mets' myriad injuries would seem to suggest the organization doesn't believe he's MLB-ready.

May 17, 2021 04:16 PM
Mets' Khalil Lee: Recalled by Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

Lee will rejoin the major-league roster after Michael Conforto (hamstring) and Jeff McNeil (hamstring) were placed on the injured list Monday. While Kevin Pillar and Dominic Smith should be in line to fill two of the regular roles in the outfield, Lee could be the top candidate for playing time in the third spot, while Johneshwy Fargas should be available as a depth option.

May 17, 2021 01:28 PM
Mets' Khalil Lee: Call-up forthcoming
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mets are expected to promote Lee from Triple-A Syracuse prior to Monday's series opener in Atlanta, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

With two everyday players in Michael Conforto (hamstring) and Jeff McNeil (hamstring) headed to the 10-day injured list, New York will summon Lee and Johneshwy Fargas from Syracuse to help restore some depth in the outfield. Kevin Pillar and Dominic Smith should be locked into regular roles in two of the outfield spots in the short term, and Lee looks like the top candidate to fill the remaining opening in the everyday lineup. The 22-year-old has appeared in six games thus far for Syracuse, going 4-for-16 with a 5:6 BB:K while going 1-for-3 on stolen-base attempts.

May 15, 2021 12:40 PM
Mets' Khalil Lee: Back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Lee was recalled by the Mets on May 12, but he did not register a plate appearance in his brief stint with the team. He'll likely be needed as outfield depth at some point again this season, but Lee gives way to Jake Hager for the time being in the corresponding move.

May 13, 2021 05:36 PM
Mets' Khalil Lee: Recalled by Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee was recalled by the Mets on Wednesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

Lee was sent to Triple-A Syracuse ahead of the regular season and went 4-for-16 with three runs, two RBI and a stolen base to begin the minor-league campaign. Kevin Pillar will likely serve as the primary center fielder while Brandon Nimmo (hand) and Albert Almora (shoulder) are on the injured list, but Lee will be available to make his major-league debut in the near future.

March 16, 2021 11:20 PM
Mets' Khalil Lee: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.

Lee went hitless with nine strikeouts and one walk in 15 at-bats this spring. He will continue working on improving his hit tool in Triple-A while attempting to find a way to tap into his above-average raw power in games more regularly.

February 11, 2021 01:00 PM
Mets' Khalil Lee: Traded to Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee was acquired by the Mets on Wednesday as part of a three-team trade that sent Andrew Benintendi to the Royals and Franchy Cordero to the Red Sox, Jeff Passan of reports.

The 22-year-old spent 2020 at the Royals' alternate training site and was added to the 40-man roster in November to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, and he'll now continue his career with the Red Sox. Lee had a .264/.363/.372 slash line with eight homers, 21 doubles and a 28.2 percent strikeout rate at the Double-A level in 2019. There isn't an immediate path to playing time on the big-league club, but he could still make his MLB debut this season.

November 20, 2020 08:56 PM
Royals' Khalil Lee: Added to 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee's contract was selected by the Royals on Friday.

In a system flush with pitching prospects, Lee is one of the better hitting prospects with any upper-level experience, so he was always going to get protected from the Rule 5 draft. He has the power and speed to be a fantasy asset some day, but he needs to increase his launch angle and improve his approach.

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 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 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.

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2017AFX-Lexington Legends121451711072461761651712018.237.344.430
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