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Daylen Lile

#13 | OF | NationalsWAS
FCL Nationals FCL Nationals
Daylen Lile
Name: Daylen Lile
Born: Nov 30, 2002 in
High School: Trinity HS, Louisville
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (47th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2021 (signed for $1,750,000)
Lile has the exact sort of high school profile that terrifies many scouts, because you have to be all-in on his bat to feel comfortable about taking him. It’s a credit to just how good Lile is in the batter’s box that the industry views him as a potential top-two round sort of player. The 6-foot, 190-pound Louisville commit has always been a consistent performer on some of the better travel teams in the country, using a simple, direct bat path from the left side. He has very quiet motions at the plate, with little to no pre-pitch movement and an easy, repeatable load and bat path that lets his hands do the work. He has a solid approach, with an ability to use the entire field, though scouts have said his swing is more built for hard line drives than big-time power potential. Without a ton of strength, and with a frame that doesn’t project to add a significant amount more, that could be difficult for his profile if he winds up in left field. There are some scouts who saw him this spring and reportedly think he can be a big league center fielder, but the general consensus puts him in left field, where his fringy arm strength and average running ability will fit best. Lile’s profile has been one that teams prefer to send to college where he will have a chance to prove his hitting ability against ACC competition, but for teams convinced by his hit tool, he could be a Day One pick.
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