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Birth Date6-26-1998
Height5' 10"
Weight170 lbs
Age21 years, 3 months, 24 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2016 ROY Rk AZL 49 222 .265 .338 .378 .358 105 13.7 6.6 -1.2 131 0 -5.4 -0.4 -2.8 -0.3
2017 LEX A SAL 121 532 .247 .313 .363 .338 106 8.7 14.8 -1.7 109 0 -1.9 -2.2 5.0 1.5
2018 WIL A+ CAR 71 301 .251 .326 .372 .371 99 15.9 8.5 -0.2 142 0 4.2 2.2 12.3 2.8
2018 NWA AA TEX 29 118 .255 .318 .396 .319 105 -2.6 3.4 -0.3 81 0 0.9 0.6 -2.0 0.3
2018 SUR Wnt AFL 21 92 .255 .352 .364 .218 110 -6.2 2.5 -0.3 109 0 0.0 0.2 3.7 0.7
2019 NWA AA TEX 129 546 .250 .320 .387 .374 101 11.8 14.5 -3.5 117 0 -11.7 3.7 8.1 1.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2016 ROY Rk AZL 222 182 43 49 9 6 6 88 29 33 57 8 4 .269 .396 .484 .214 1 0
2017 LEX A SAL 532 451 71 107 24 6 17 194 61 65 171 20 18 .237 .344 .430 .193 3 3
2018 WIL A+ CAR 301 244 42 66 13 4 4 99 41 48 75 14 3 .270 .402 .406 .135 2 0
2018 NWA AA TEX 118 102 15 25 5 0 2 36 10 11 28 2 2 .245 .330 .353 .108 0 3
2018 SUR Wnt AFL 92 83 9 13 3 0 1 19 10 8 27 3 0 .157 .239 .229 .072 0 0
2019 NWA AA TEX 546 470 74 124 21 3 8 175 51 65 154 53 12 .264 .363 .372 .109 2 0

Plate Discipline

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 385 42 63 11 2 12 39 35 131 6 4 .185 .267 .334 59 -3.0 -0.3
80o 364 38 57 10 2 11 36 32 126 6 3 .175 .254 .320 51 -7.6 -0.8
70o 349 35 51 9 1 10 33 29 123 5 3 .163 .239 .294 45 -10.6 -1.1
60o 337 33 47 8 1 9 31 27 120 5 3 .155 .230 .277 40 -13.0 -1.4
50o 325 30 45 8 1 9 29 25 117 4 3 .153 .225 .279 35 -15.0 -1.6
40o 313 28 41 7 1 8 27 23 114 4 2 .144 .212 .261 30 -16.9 -1.8
30o 301 26 37 6 1 7 25 21 111 4 2 .135 .201 .241 25 -18.6 -2.0
20o 286 24 34 6 1 7 23 19 107 3 2 .130 .194 .241 20 -20.4 -2.2
10o 265 21 30 5 1 6 20 16 101 3 2 .123 .182 .225 11 -22.5 -2.4
Weighted Mean3293145819292611853.152.226.27637-14.4-1.5

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-05-06 23:45:00 (link to chat)Are there certain prospect profiles you are just a sucker for and continue to go after? This leads to a more specific question on OF prospects: Drew Waters, Khalil Lee, Jordyn Adams & Calvin Mitchell. What order would you rank them and why?
(David from Atlantis)
Fat guys, hulking unathletic types in general, left-handers with changeups, sick-gloved undersized middle infielders, pitchers with limited stuff but organic mound moxie because they grew up around high-level baseball from an early age, insane quick-twitch athletes who destroy everything in their paths, guys who pitch-backwards the first time through then burn everyone with heaters for the next 4 innings, really fast guys with sprinter frames, whatever Enrique Hernandez is, and funky-delivery relievers who'll never make it out of A ball. Waters/Adams/Mitchell/Lee (Wilson Karaman)
2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)What are some under the radar OF prospects that will be good for Fantasy purposes?
(Jake from State Farm)
My "under the radar" is decidedly from a non-prospect-expert standpoint, but I'll give you a couple of names, anyway. Mark and I own Jhon Torres on our TDGX team, so keep your eye on him (although I just checked his numbers in Low-A and, yikes). Also, because I wrote about Royals for the annual, I'm excited about Khalil Lee. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Is Akil Baddoo a Khalil Lee light?
(Flex from San Diego)
Actually, yea, though Ben might think I'm slighting Lee a bit. I don't think Baddoo is a big power or speed guy, but he'll have enough of both and he'll get on base. -BS (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2018-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)How is Chase Vallot not on the top 50? Guy is a monster! Also, Khalil Lee might not even be one of the 50 best prospects in the Royals system. I feel like you guys are trolling me.
(Shauncore from KC)
Man are you gonna feel trolled when the Risers and Fallers list drops next week then. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy keeper-wise, how would you rank Khalil Lee, Cristian Pache, and Andres Gimenez? Do you expect any of the 3 to become stars? Thank you
(Larry from Pittsburgh)
Just like you have them. Pache might have the highest upside of the bunch and could become a star if he continues progressing in the power department and learns to take a walk *and* lay off sliders. He has 80-grade defense and speed but he's got a ways to go. Gimenez doesn't have a standout tool and Lee has an awesome eye at the plate but doesn't have monster power or speed, so their star potential is capped a bit. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Khalil Lee or Seuly Matias? Which prospect is better for a standard keeper league?
(Mike from Sacramento)
You are kidding, right? If not, ask Jeffrey or Mike. (Rob Mains)
2018-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Khalil Lee? His promotion to AA was a little unexpected no?
(Carl from San Jose)
Victor saw him this year and made a strong argument he should be on the midseason 50. It's been a weird pro career so far, but if he could somehow consolidate his 2017 skillset with his 2018 one, I'd struggle to argue him off. He hasn't yet of course, and Double-A will actually be an interesting test. All the tools are in his bag though, and we will know a lot more by September. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Loving Khalil Lee’s start. .333/.484/.625 in 31 PA with a homer and two steals. Yeah, wish he didn’t have 10 Ks but he’s 19 in high-A and I think isn’t mentioned enough in the prospect community.
(Matt from KC)
Love the tools, but it's a profile I will want to see against Double-A arms before I fully buy in. There's an awful lot of swing and miss there. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Seuly Matias?
(Carl from Austin)
A 25 SwStr% rate is not great, Bob. His ability to make contact is a worry, but he's also 19 in High-A. Love the power long term. This is also a chance to plug Khalil Lee, his teammate whom I like more. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-04-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect outside the top 100 has the best chance to shoot up the rankings this season?
(Dave from Williamsburg)
Khalil Lee would be my answer, but if you're guiding yourself by our BP Dynasty Top 101 (where he's 97th), I'd flip my answer to DJ Peters. Get in now while the buzz is relatively quiet on him. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a “Next Big Thing” out there that has the hype like Bryce Harper did when he was in high school? Someone that’s not currently in the Top 101, but will be a fast riser, and can be a high schooler, college guy, international player, or a guy in the minors. If not who will be the guy that rises the most in next years rankings like Acuna did?
(SNDestroyU from Illinois)
Harper was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as an amateur and declared a future perennial MVP candidate at 16. So, no, there is not. We talked about a few breakout candidates on the pod, but if you want a non-101 guy, Khalil Lee, Brandon Marsh (although I am personally lower on him than others), and yeah, Wander Javier. Brusdar Graterol and Chris Rodriguez are the arms that come to mind.

And a note on Acuna: I'm not one for victory-lapping, but we were well ahead of the industry on him, and that is a tribute to the work that David Lee did in the Sally in 2016. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Got a favorite out of this mish mash of low level prospects? Monte Harrison, Khalil Lee, Yanio Perez, Brandon Marsh, A.Gimenez, Nolan Jones, Jake Gatewood
(Nose Pincher from Florida)
If this is a fantasy question, I'd go after Harrison's offensive upside, and he's actually one of the closer guys there to major league horizon. For prospect list purposes I think Gimenez was probably closest to making the 50, although he wasn't all that close. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Brandon Marsh or Khalil Lee as a young building block in a dynasty league?
(tom from NH)
I suppose if forced to pick I'd pick Lee, but how deep a league are you in to be looking at these guys as building blocks? (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you share about Monte Harrison and Khalil Lee?
(CL72 from Missouri)
Both are good athletes and sometimes those guys pop hard when they start to put it together. Harrison is also finally healthy, but this has always been in there. Lee might have some growing pains as he sees better stuff, but he has a case as the best prospect in the Royals system. Oh, Craig is an Argentina at the moment, but wants me to remind you that #healwaysbelieved in Monte Harrison. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Khalil Lee a top 100 guy for you yet? If not, what the heck are you waiting for? :) Thanks.
(Kasey from Omaha)
I don't move that much off a month of performance. That said, he was always a potential breakout guy this year, so I wouldn't be shocked if he ends up there next January. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Craig, Are there any sleepers in the lower minors that you are excited about?
(Gerry A. from Toledo)
Not to be difficult but it's hard for me to know what's considered a sleeper anymore. We have guys like Sixto Sanchez, Khalil Lee, etc who are far from proven but well-known depending on the who you read and the depth of your league. So probably yes! But I hate to answer with guys that everyone is aware of. (Craig Goldstein)
2016-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard anything on Khalil Lee? He didn't make your draft 125 on BP but is off to a nice start in AZ.
(kcshankd from Cascadia)
Lee juuuuuuuuust missed the top 125. I think he ended up like 126 or 127, and to be honest, he should have. I was just unsure because scouts were so torn on where he was going to end up. It sure looks like the Royals made the right call in making him an outfielder. In a system without a ton of offensive upside, he offers it. (Christopher Crawford)


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