NY Mets: 3 players to consider promoting in September
The Mets should absolutely bring up Khalil Lee.
Lee actually got his first MLB hit earlier this year with an RBI double. In 18 at-bats, he had one hit, 13 strikeouts, and nothing else. But he’s been performing well at Triple-A Syracuse.
In one game last week, Lee went 3-for-4 with two doubles. Yesterday, he hit another home run for Syracuse. It’s unclear if the Mets will go with Lee this September if they’re still in the NL East race. It’s unclear if the Mets want to bring up prospects or veteran guys with MLB experience this September.
Granted, none of these call-ups can help them in the post-season since any player brought up after August 31 are eligible for post-season activity. It would still be nice to see a prospect help out this roster in the best way, and even better if it was Lee.
Khalil Lee has an OPS of .932 in Syracuse this year, 7 HR in 178 at-bats. His HR rate equates to one every 25 at-bats, or once every 6-7 games (assuming he bats four times in every game).
In addition to Lee’s offensive prowess, he makes a great fielder. If consistent, he could easily play outfield while Dom Smith is DH. This would give the Mets some flexibility considering Kevin Pillar’s recent slump.
Even if the Mets aren’t out of the race, Lee should still be considered for a call-up.