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Mets landing Lee in three-team Benintendi deal

Red Sox get Cordero from Royals, righty Winckowski from Mets
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 10, 2021

Last year at this time, Khalil Lee was preparing for his first taste of big league Spring Training. On Wednesday, he found out he'll be preparing for his first taste of a whole new system. According to MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand, the 22-year-old outfielder is headed from the Royals

Farm system rankings: Position players, 30-21

Witt leads next-gen Royals; Tigers' Greene striving for more
February 10, 2020

With the 2020 season rapidly approaching, MiLB.com looks at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranks them in several different ways. This first installment, broken into three parts, focuses on position players and considers the quality and quantity of top talent currently in each system. So, without further

Bubic, Lee lead prosperous Royals ranks

Four Kansas City affiliates won league championships in 2019
November 1, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The last generation of Royals to bring a World Series to Kansas City were no strangers

Texas notes: Lee lighting up the basepaths

Royals' No. 3 prospect surpasses 40-steal plateau with Naturals
July 26, 2019

Every once in awhile, when nobody is watching, Khalil Lee will sneak onto a mound to see if he still has the 90 mph fastball that had some scouts forgetting his other skills three years ago."I've got to be careful," said Lee, who was drafted in the third round by

Royals Prospect Primer: Singer in spotlight

Kansas City's top pick in 2018 headlines promising but thin group
March 22, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, MiLB.com takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Full-season debutant: Brady Singer, RHPWhen

Farm system rankings: Position players 30-21

Royals feature strong lefty bats; Mariners make promising moves
February 11, 2019

With the 2019 season rapidly approaching, MiLB.com looks at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next month and ranks them in several different ways. This first installment, broken into three parts, focuses on position players and considers the quality and quantity of top talent currently in each

The Show Before the Show: Episode 183

Royals' Lee joins before Fall Stars Game; Ben talks Trash Pandas
November 1, 2018

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review The Show Before the Show on iTunes. The podcast is also available via

Southern Division Uses Big Sixth Inning to Earn Comeback Win

Wilmington's Lee and Peterson Reach Base Twice
June 20, 2018

Zebulon, N.C. - In a back-and-forth game, the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Classic, presented by U.S. Foods, went in favor of the Southern Division All-Stars with a come-from-behind 7-6 victory at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, North Carolina Tuesday night. Wilmington's Kort Peterson was productive at the plate picking up

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 14

Quantrill proves All-Star bona fides; Mejia returns with vengeance
June 15, 2018

Theme of the dayThere will be few hits on this day: Thursday was not a great day to be a hitter in the Minor Leagues. Justin Donatella, Daniel Gibson, Kirby Bellow, Kevin Ginkel and Brad Goldberg combined to throw a no-hitter for Double-A Jackson, the 13th no-hitter in the Minors

Wilmington's Valiant Comeback Falls Short

Rocks Strand Tying-Run at Third Base in Ninth
May 1, 2018

Woodbridge, VA-  The Wilmington Blue Rocks (11-13) attempted a two-out, ninth inning rally, but fell short in a 6-5 loss to the Potomac Nationals (15-10) Tuesday night at Pfitzner Stadium. The Blue Rocks scored the final five runs of the ballgame, including two in the final inning, when Khalil Lee

Blue Rocks Strike Early, Fall Short in Loss

Lee Drives in Pair of Runs for Wilmington
April 25, 2018

Wilmington, DE - For the second straight game, the Wilmington Blue Rocks' (8-11) offense struck in the first inning, but were unable to produce any more runs in a 6-2 loss to the Potomac Nationals (11-9) Wednesday night at Frawley Stadium. Outfielder Khalil Lee drove in both runs for the

Five Run Explosion Leads Rocks to Victory

Wilmington Scores Five Runs in Seventh
April 14, 2018

Wilmington, DE - The Wilmington Blue Rocks (4-6) used a five run outburst in the seventh inning to earn a come-from-behind victory and stun the Lynchburg Hillcats (4-6) by a 5-2 score Saturday night at Frawley Stadium. The Blue Crew sent nine men to the plate in the seventh inning,

Rocks Lose Heartbreaker to Split Series

Blue Rocks Suffer First Walk-Off Defeat of Season
April 8, 2018

Woodbridge, VA - Just four outs away from a wire-to-wire victory, the Wilmington Blue Rocks (2-2) suffered a heart-breaking loss to the Potomac Nationals (2-2) by the score of 3-2 Sunday afternoon at Pfitzner Stadium. The Blue Rocks committed a pair of errors with two outs in the bottom of

Schwindel knocking loudly for Kansas City

First-base prospect states his case with .329 average, 24 homers
November 10, 2017

This offseason, MiLB.com is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.Two seasons removed from their World Series title, the Royals

Jays' Guerrero leads Players of the Week

No. 6 overall prospect hits .462 with three homers in seven games
August 21, 2017

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s 2017 season has been full of acclaim. At just 18 years old, the third baseman has climbed from Class A Lansing to Class A Advanced Dunedin and seen his name appear on the Midwest League mid-season and post-season All-Star teams -- thanks to a .316/.409/.480 line with

Lee logs first four-hit game for Legends

Royals No. 2 prospect matches career best with five RBIs
August 18, 2017

July was a rough month for Khalil Lee, but those struggles are behind him in August.The Royals' No. 2 prospect recorded his first four-hit game, finishing a triple shy of the cycle, in Class A Lexington's 14-3 rout of Asheville on Friday night. Lee also matched a career high with five

SAL notes: Lee excels in Legends outfield

Royals prospect showing promise after pitching in high school
July 21, 2017

At first glance, Khalil Lee doesn't appear to be the most imposing player on the field.However, watch the Royals No. 12 prospect turn on a fastball with his lightning-quick bat speed or make a throw on the fly from the outfield to home plate and it becomes apparent that his

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 12

Rockies' Welker collects four hits; Royals' Lee keeps power going
June 13, 2017

Rockies 3B Colton Welker, Class A Asheville: 4-for-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB --  Both Triple-A circuits and the Eastern League were off Monday as much of the Minor League Baseball world turned its attention to the 2017 Draft, and as a result, this Roundup is all Class A. Welker, however,

Royals Prospect Primer: Arms in focus

Strahm, Staumont rising quickly; Zimmer, Russell hoping to rebound
March 23, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, MiLB.com takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Matt Strahm: LHPStrahm