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Mets Prospect Khalil Lee Called Up

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MLB prospect Khalil Lee was called up by the NY Mets from Triple-A Syracuse today, as per Mets’ beat writer Anthony DiComo.

Due to the most recent injury of Mets outfielder Albert Almora Jr., who has been placed on the 10-day IL, the Mets have called up the #7 prospect in the Mets farm system, Khalil Lee, to fill the void on the roster.

Mets Prospect Khalil Lee: What to Expect From Him

Lee was originally drafted in the third round by the Kansas City Royals in 2016 straight out of high school. The Mets had always had an eye out for Lee, so when the Boston Red Sox traded away Andrew Benintendi to the Kansas City Royals, the Mets were the third team in that deal that sent a player to be named later to the Royals, and in return, the Mets acquired Lee.

In six games at Triple-A Syracuse, Lee had a slash line of .250/.313/.791 in sixteen plate appearances. Although this may not be the right time for Lee to make his appearance in the Major Leagues, especially with the uncertainty as to how long Almora Jr. will be out with a left shoulder contusion, and not to mention Brandon Nimmo is also on the 10-day IL, the Mets are extremely thin in the outfield and with the addition of Lee, will give the Mets some added depth until the roster can get healthy.

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Jeff "Rip" Griffin is a current MLB writer covering the Houston Astros. Rip is also the host of The Rip Griffin Show on Apple Podcasts. Rip holds a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, focusing in Sports Management from the University of Houston - Victoria.