Kansas City Royals who won’t see playing time – Number 4: Khalil Lee
Despite being the eighth best prospect for the Royals, Khalil Lee is probably not going to make his MLB debut this year. He’ll be a nice option for the team once his time does come, but with Kyle Isbel and Nick Heath ahead of him, it doesn’t bode well for him to see major league time this year.
Lee just turned 22 and hit .264 for Northwest Arkansas last season while also crushing eight home runs and 51 RBI. He spent most of that season in center field, which is going to be Whit Merrifield‘s job this season it looks like.
Unless there are a slew of injuries or positive tests, then Lee isn’t getting a call-up in 2020.
Kansas City Royals who won’t see playing time – Number 3: Seuly Matias
Seuly Matias is the 14th best prospect in Kansas City’s farm system and will turn 22 years old in September. He’s coming off an injury plagued 2019 season where he appeared in 57 games for Wilmington and hit just .148 in 189 at bats.
Matias is hopefully going to be the mainstay in right field once he’s ready to make it to the big leagues. Right field has been a revolving door for the Royals for awhile now and the hope is that Matias can stick there.
It’ll be great to see Matias in camp, but his injuries last year mixed with him still needing time to fine tune his mechanics means he’s still several years out from getting that coveted call-up.