New York Mets prospects

3 Mets prospects who fell in the rankings and why

Mar 1, 2021; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets Matt Allan #93 poses during media day at Clover
Mar 1, 2021; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets Matt Allan #93 poses during media day at Clover / USA TODAY NETWORK
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2) NY Mets prospect who fell in the rankings: Khalil Lee

In the 2020-21 offseason, the Mets acquired Khalil Lee in a three-team trade. They sent Josh Winckowski to Boston in the deal that ultimately sent Andrew Benintendi to Kansas City. Winckowski was acquired from the Blue Jays in the Steven Matz trade.

Lee was a top 10 prospect in the Royals system at the time and when the Mets acquired him, he was regarded as their seventh best prospect and their second best outfield prospect. Lee now ranks as the 24th-ranked prospect in the Mets system.

Since becoming a Met, it's been a struggle for Lee. With the bevy of Mets injuries last season, Lee saw MLB action when he probably wasn't ready for it. In his 18 plate appearances, he struck out 13 times, including the first eight at-bats of his career.

Lee has really struggled this season, slashing .203/.320/.374 with ten home runs and 32 RBI in 78 games. His big issue at the big league level was the strikeouts and he's been just as bad in Syracuse as he's struck out 112 times in just 281 at-bats.

Lee has some power potential and has great speed to go along with a quality glove. He has the tools needed to be a really good player but he just doesn't seem to make enough contact. Maybe one day he'll find his way on this team as a fourth outfielder, but his prospect status has taken a huge hit with his inability to adjust to the upper minor league pitching.

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