Khalil Lee Can Do Damage At The Plate

Royals Final Report

Best Player: OF Khalil Lee

Normally a player who hits .237 and leads the low Class A South Atlantic League with 171 strikeouts would not be a candidate here. The 19-year-old Lee is an exception. He was one of the youngest players in the league, yet his 17 home runs tied for second in the SAL and his 65 walks ranked third.

"We're really happy with what he did this year," assistant general manager J.J. Picollo said. "He gives you that feeling that Hos (Eric Hosmer), Moose (Mike Moustakas) and Wil Myers gave you as a young player. Hey, this guy can do damage. He's going to be a run-producer for us. He's a very gifted guy.

"We haven't had many (players) with a lot of walks and a lot of strikeouts. We (think he will be able to) develop the mental approach; he'll cut those strikeouts down."

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