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Kyle Lewis

Kyle Lewis

OF | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 210 | Age: 23
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 1, #11, Seattle Mariners) - Mercer
Snellville, GA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 165 140 20 34 3 21 2 .243 .352 .379 .730
Career Minors 876 772 114 197 22 130 9 .255 .332 .421 .753
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .243 3 21 2 .730
Career Minors .255 22 130 9 .753

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 Everett AquaSox NWL A(Short) 30 135 117 26 35 8 5 3 26 16 22 3 0 1 .299 .385 .530 .915
2017 2 Teams Minors 49 213 187 29 48 6 1 7 31 19 52 3 1 3 .257 .329 .412 .740
2017 AZL Mariners AZL ROK 11 46 38 9 10 2 1 1 7 4 14 1 0 2 .263 .348 .447 .795
2017 Modesto Nuts CAL A(Adv) 38 167 149 20 38 4 0 6 24 15 38 2 1 1 .255 .323 .403 .726
2018 2 Teams Minors 86 363 328 39 80 26 0 9 52 28 87 1 0 3 .244 .306 .405 .711
2018 Modesto Nuts CAL A(Adv) 49 211 196 21 51 18 0 5 32 11 55 0 0 2 .260 .303 .429 .732
2018 Arkansas Travelers TEX AA 37 152 132 18 29 8 0 4 20 17 32 1 0 1 .220 .309 .371 .680
2019 Arkansas Travelers TEX AA 37 165 140 20 34 8 1 3 21 23 47 2 0 1 .243 .352 .379 .730

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50 | Overall: 50

After a huge junior year at Mercer that resulted in winning the Golden Spikes Award in 2016, Lewis profiled as one of the top college bats in the Draft class. The Mariners were overjoyed he somehow made it out of the top 10 so they could take him No. 11 overall, and he signed almost immediately. Unfortunately, they haven't really gotten to see just what kind of player he is after a gruesome knee injury suffered in a home plate collision during his debut summer, and ensuing complications and setbacks, has kept him off the field too much.

The good news is that after missing the majority of the 2017 season, Lewis did get a decent amount of reps in and reached Double-A, while playing in the Futures Game, in 2018. Many of the tools that made him such an exciting draftee are still there offensively, from a solid overall approach, albeit with some swing and miss, to easy plus power to all fields, which showed up in flashes last year. He has an arm that fits well in right field and enough range to stay there.

The biggest adjustments Lewis will have to make will be mental ones. In 2018, he was fine going straight ahead on the run, but any time he had to cut, he would move gingerly, and it wasn't clear if it was physical or mental. The Mariners are confident Lewis, who has always shown plus makeup, has put it behind him and can finally show what he's capable of consistently.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
03/19/2019 RF Kyle Lewis assigned to Seattle Mariners.
01/24/2019 Seattle Mariners invited non-roster OF Kyle Lewis to spring training.
07/21/2018 CF Kyle Lewis assigned to Arkansas Travelers from Modesto Nuts.
07/18/2018 Modesto Nuts activated OF Kyle Lewis from the temporarily inactive list.
07/13/2018 Modesto Nuts placed OF Kyle Lewis on the temporarily inactive list.
05/12/2018 Modesto Nuts activated OF Kyle Lewis from the 7-day disabled list.
04/05/2018 Modesto Nuts placed OF Kyle Lewis on the 7-day disabled list.
07/20/2017 OF Kyle Lewis assigned to Modesto Nuts from AZL Mariners.
07/14/2017 OF Kyle Lewis assigned to AZL Mariners from Modesto Nuts.
06/23/2017 Modesto Nuts sent OF Kyle Lewis on a rehab assignment to AZL Mariners.
06/17/2017 Modesto Nuts placed OF Kyle Lewis on the 7-day disabled list.
06/11/2017 OF Kyle Lewis assigned to Modesto Nuts from Clinton LumberKings.
04/06/2017 OF Kyle Lewis assigned to Clinton LumberKings from Everett AquaSox.
10/03/2016 Everett AquaSox activated OF Kyle Lewis from the 60-day disabled list.
08/12/2016 Everett AquaSox placed OF Kyle Lewis on the 60-day disabled list. Right ACL injury.
06/15/2016 OF Kyle Lewis assigned to Everett AquaSox.
06/14/2016 Seattle Mariners signed OF Kyle Lewis.