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Follow the Prospects: Daylen Lile, OF
« Topic Start: August 19, 2021, 04:14:08 PM »
Daylen Lile, Outfielder, Trinity (KY.)
Drafted in the second round, 47th overall - 2021

Height: 6’0″
Weight: 195 lbs.
Age: 18
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
2021: 43G, .550/.730/.1360, 61 H, 61 RBI, 18 HR, 41 BB

Scouting Grades (https://primetimesportstalk.com/2021/06/23/mlb-draft-profile-daylen-lile/)

Hit: 55
Power: 50
Run: 50
Field: 50
Throw: 45

https://www.perfectgame.org/players/playerprofile.aspx?ID=405394

MLB.com:
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Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Field: 45 | Arm: 50 | Overall: 45

One of the best pure hitters in the 2021 high school class, Lile performed well on the showcase circuit throughout the summer, highlighted by a five-hit day at the Area Code Games. That effort included a single and triple against arguably the top prep left-hander in Josh Hartle, who usually chews up lefty hitters, and Lile beat the platoon disadvantage again to tag him for a double in the Perfect Game All-American Classic. He helped Trinity High (Louisville) win the Kentucky state tournament and earned his second straight Gatorade state high school player of the year award in 2021. The Nationals were aggressive in taking the outfielder -- ranked No. 80 among 2021 prospects by MLB Pipeline -- with their second-round pick and signed him for an above-slot $1.75 million bonus.

Lile has a mature approach and a quick, compact left-handed stroke that produces repeated contact to all fields. He has shown the ability to make adjustments at the plate and control the strike zone. His swing presently is geared for line drives from gap to gap, though he has the hitting ability, bat speed and projectable strength for at least average power if not more.

It remains an open question how much power Lile will develop in the pro game. The former Louisville recruit is an average runner and athlete, but his fringy arm limits him to left field, where the offensive bar is even higher than it would be in center. If he doesn't provide 20 or more homers per year, he might be more of a fourth outfielder than a regular.



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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dayton Like, OF
« Reply #1: August 19, 2021, 07:48:38 PM »
spell check on the thread title.

What round in the draft?

Is this the 2nd rounder

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Daylen Lyle, OF
« Reply #2: August 19, 2021, 09:22:31 PM »
spell check on the thread title.

What round in the draft?

Is this the 2nd rounder
fixed. Thanks. Yes second round

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dayton Like, OF
« Reply #3: August 19, 2021, 09:31:00 PM »
spell check on the thread title.

What round in the draft?

Is this the 2nd rounder

Is it Lyle or Lile?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Daylen Lile, OF
« Reply #4: August 19, 2021, 10:09:44 PM »
Lile. Spellcheck wins again.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Daylen Lile, OF
« Reply #5: August 23, 2021, 11:50:09 PM »
Made his debut in complex league today and played both legs of a doubleheader going 2-6 with a elk, 2 rbi and a steal

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Daylen Lile, OF
« Reply #6: August 24, 2021, 12:14:56 AM »
Hopefully he was able to avoid the elk. :)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Daylen Lile, OF
« Reply #7: August 24, 2021, 03:03:54 PM »
Hopefully he was able to avoid the elk. :)
well, he stole a base, so I'm guessing he can hoof it.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Daylen Lile, OF
« Reply #8: April 30, 2022, 12:43:06 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/02/22/daylen-lile-nationals-prospect-minor-league-camp/
 discusses his debut, how the Nats feel he slipped to them, and his batting eye, which is excellent.  He does not seem to have made his debut this year, but was expected to be assigned to F-burg and to play some OF.

Also, this article discusses how Lile, White, and House act as sort of a support system, all being drafted high out of high school last year.
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Daylen Lile, an outfielder and their second-round choice, also flashed his potential and patience at the plate. The hope is that, in time, House, Lile and White either take off or fill the cracks of a system trying to claw toward average before setting its sights on good. Reflecting on the rush of professional experience, White pointed to House and Lile as a support system, his best friends and the healthy competition that pushes him, all in one.

“When I got to Florida, it was really nice to have two other high school guys there just because we could relate to each other a lot easier than the players who had gone through college or taken another route,” White said in a phone interview. “At first, you’re so young you can almost feel like you don’t belong. But Brady and Daylen . . . I know they made me feel at ease.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/01/09/tj-white-nationals-prospect/

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Daylen Lile, OF
« Reply #9: May 02, 2022, 10:51:21 AM »
Jesse Dougherty  @dougherty_jesse
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Sources: Outfielder Daylen Lile, the Nationals second-round pick in last summer’s draft, underwent Tommy John surgery in March and will begin the year rehabbing in Florida. Not as detrimental a procedure for a position player, though still sets Lile’s development back a bit.