Future Watch: Royce Lewis Rookie Baseball Cards, Twins

Future Watch: Royce Lewis Rookie Baseball Cards, TwinsFuture Watch: Royce Lewis Rookie Baseball Cards, TwinsRoyce Lewis was drafted by the Minnesota Twins with the first overall pick in the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft. This guy is so talented that he can play shortstop or outfield. Which did he choose?

In 2017, he played for the GCL Twins in Rookie ball. During that time, he hit six doubles, two triples, three home runs and knocked in 17. He stole 15 bases and hit .271. His .390 on-base percentage was worth noting as well. He finished with Cedar Rapids and drove in 10 in just 18 games while hitting .296.

He started in A-ball in 2018. While playing for Cedar Rapids again, he hit nine homers, had 53 RBI, 23 doubles, 22 steals, and a .315 batting average. That got him a promotion. He finished with the Fort Myers Miracle where in 46 games he hit six doubles, five homers with 21 RBI and a .255 batting average. Up to this point, he was a straight shortstop.

Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Chrome.

According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:

A premium athlete, Lewis has impressive tools across the board combined with instincts and makeup that allow them all to play up consistently. He consistently makes hard contact with an advanced approach at the plate, drawing walks while not striking out a ton. He can drive the ball to all fields and his over-the-fence power started showing up, with more to come. His speed should allow him to continue to be a serious base-stealing threat. He had a very positive year at shortstop defensively, showing a ton of improvement. There’s still room for him to improve the consistency of his throws, but the Twins think he could be an above-average defender when all is said and done. ETA 2020.

Here’s a look at him during game action:

2019 has been a struggle. Between two teams he had 10 homers and 35 RBI while hitting .238. He got as high as Double-A. Maybe he’ll play winter ball. At 20, keep an eye on him. He’ll figure this out.

Future Watch: Royce Lewis Rookie Baseball Cards, Twins – Stats

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2017 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A MIN 54 239 204 54 57 8 3 4 27 18 3 25 33 .279 .381 .407 .788 83 3 9 0 1 0
2017 18 -3.3 Cedar Rapids MIDW A MIN 18 80 71 16 21 2 1 1 10 3 1 6 16 .296 .363 .394 .757 28 1 2 0 1 0
2017 18 -1.5 Twins GULF Rk MIN 36 159 133 38 36 6 2 3 17 15 2 19 17 .271 .390 .414 .803 55 2 7 0 0 0
2018 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ MIN 121 535 483 83 141 29 3 14 74 28 8 43 84 .292 .352 .451 .803 218 8 4 1 4 1
2018 19 -3.4 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 46 208 188 33 48 6 3 5 21 6 4 19 35 .255 .327 .399 .726 75 5 1 0 0 0
2018 19 -2.4 Cedar Rapids MIDW A MIN 75 327 295 50 93 23 0 9 53 22 4 24 49 .315 .368 .485 .853 143 3 3 1 4 1
2019 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA MIN 127 566 517 73 122 26 4 12 49 22 10 38 123 .236 .290 .371 .661 192 5 4 0 7 1
2019 20 -3.6 Pensacola SOUL AA MIN 33 148 134 18 31 9 1 2 14 6 2 11 33 .231 .291 .358 .649 48 0 1 0 2 0
2019 20 -2.3 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 94 418 383 55 91 17 3 10 35 16 8 27 90 .238 .289 .376 .665 144 5 3 0 5 1
All Levels (3 Seasons) 302 1340 1204 210 320 63 10 30 150 68 21 106 240 .266 .331 .409 .740 493 16 17 1 12 2
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 140 626 571 88 139 23 6 15 56 22 12 46 125 .243 .302 .384 .685 219 10 4 0 5 1
A (2 seasons) Minors 93 407 366 66 114 25 1 10 63 25 5 30 65 .311 .367 .467 .834 171 4 5 1 5 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/18/2019.

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