Ok, so here’s what we know.
The Royals are sending Khalil Lee to the Mets.
I wrote Lee for the Royals list, where he was 8th. He’s a high upside 55 OFP for us and he’d probably rank 5th or 6th or so on the Mets list, and we did hear he made positive swing changes at the alt site
— Jarrett Seidler (@jaseidler) February 11, 2021
Mets turned Steven Matz into Sean Reid-Foley, Yennsy Diaz, and Khalil Lee
that’s a *haul* https://t.co/Tiph1uXdAc
— The Apple (@TheAppleNYM) February 11, 2021
The biggest name moving in this deal is Andrew Benintendi. He is leaving Fenway and is headed to Kansas City.
Franchy Cordero will be sent from Kansas City to Boston.
The Mets' involvement in this three-team deal may be relatively minor, but it fills an immense need in their system. Of the organization's Top 30 prospects, only three are outfielders. And none of those three have seen a single pitch in full-season ball.
Khalil Lee changes that.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 11, 2021
The Mets will have to send another player to complete this deal. As of now that player is “to be named later.”
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