Buck's Scout Card - Khalil Lee



With the MLB Draft starting tonight, PBR Special Assignment Scout Bill Buck gives us his take on some of the best prospects that the Commonwealth and the District have to offer.  Buck has served as a scout for four major league teams spanning the last 30 years and now offers his expertise to PBR VA/DC.

Name: 
Khalil Lee
Class: 
2016
Position: 
LHP
High School: 
Flint Hill
Commitment: 
Liberty
Height: 
5-11
Weight: 
175
Bats/Throws: 
L/L
 
State Rank Overall Rank PBR Draft 100

2

37

52

 

  Range Current Future     Current Future
 Fastball 89-94, 95
55
65
   Hit    
 Curveball
       Power    
 Slider  81-84  40 45
   Raw/Frequency    
 Changeup


   Fielding    
 Other          Arm/Range    
 Command   50
55
   Run    
Draft Projection: 3rd to 4th Round
Comp:
Role: Set Up or Situational LHP
Overall Current/Future
48/53

Bill Buck's Report:

Khalil Lee, LHP/CF, Flint Hill, 2016 Athletic two-way player. Was in closer role, fastball 88-93 in short outing.  Long, loose arm.  Averaged 91, slider 81-82 showed depth, control slightly below average. Was pitched around on the day.  Easy two-way player as a freshman.  With a little improvement with his control, see as situational lefty or set up man at pro level. Has the possibility to be a Top 5 Rounds draft.

+Update:  Last outing was 90-94 and touched 95mph on multiple occasions out of the stretch.

Game reports:

3.7.16:  Lee is an athletic outfielder with a strong lower half that hits from the left side of the plate. He has an open athletic stance and a smooth load back. He has a slightly longer swing path with good extension through the ball and incredible hand and bat speed that make up for any length in his swing. He has an explosive lower half and maintains balance throughout his swing. Lee has power to all fields and the potential to have big power to all fields. In the outfield, he gets good jumps on balls and takes good routes. He has a quick release and a plus arm in center from a high three-quarters arm slot with a long, loose arm action. While he is quick, he is probably more of a corner outfielder in the future and he plays the game faster than he runs. On the mound, Lee throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a smooth tall and fall delivery. He has a long, loose, lightning fast arm action and generates velocity with minimal effort. His shoulders are closed uphill as he strides out on line and finishes in an athletic position. Lee fields his position very well. Lee’s fastball sat 89-90 and touched 91 in his first inning of work. He had very good downward plane on it with late run. In his second inning of work he tailed off a bit to 87-89, and this was after playing five innings in center and making a few throws. He showed very good command of his fastball, moving it in and out, up and down. He also showed a tight, 2/8 breaking slider that had more cutter action and ran 76-79.