Khalil Rashad Lee (born June 26, 1998) is an American Major League Baseball outfielder for the New York Mets. Lee had already committed to Liberty University to play baseball.
However, after being picked in the third round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Kansas City Royals, he opted to sign with the Royals for $579,700 rather than attend college.
The Royals assigned him to the Arizona League Royals as an outfielder, where he batted.269 with six home runs, 29 RBIs, 43 runs scored, and eight triples in 49 games, with an.880 OPS. In 121 games with the Lexington Legends in 2017, he batted.237 with 17 home runs, 61 RBIs, 18 stolen bases, and a.344 OBP.
Lee established a professional baseball record for strikeouts in a single game in a July 2017 game with the Legends, striking out eight times in a 21-inning game against the Delmarva Shorebirds.
Lee was regarded as Kansas City’s #1 prospect heading into the 2018 season by MLB.com. He started the season with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, for whom he was named a Carolina League All-Star, before being promoted to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in June.
He batted.263 with six home runs and 51 RBIs in 100 games for both organizations. He returned to Northwest Arkansas in 2019 and was named a Texas League All-Star. He hit.264/.363/.372 in 129 games, with eight home runs, 51 RBIs, and 53 stolen bases.
How Much Does Khalil Lee Make?
Khalil currently earns $570,500 per year.