Lewis went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a Cactus League win over the Dodgers on Friday.
The seventh-inning blast was the second homer of spring for Lewis, who's still hitting just .143 across eight Cactus League games. In fact, Lewis hasn't hit safely over his 16 exhibition plate appearance outside of the pair of round trippers, but he's still on track to open the regular season as the starting right fielder.
Lewis has gone 2-for-12 with a home run, two RBI and a 2:3 BB:K through his first five Cactus League games.
Despite submitting rather underwhelming numbers at the minor-league level, Lewis was allowed to bypass Triple-A entirely and make the jump to the majors last September. The 24-year-old made an immediate impression in his first taste of the big leagues, posting an .885 OPS in 75 plate appearances to give him the inside edge on a full-time role in the Seattle outfield heading into 2020. A poor spring won't necessarily kill Lewis' chances of breaking camp with the big club, but there's still reason to be skeptical of his chances of sticking in Seattle all season. Even amid his success in the majors last season, he struck out a whopping 38.7 percent of the time, which was up nearly 10 points from his rate at Double-A Arkansas (29.4 percent).
Lewis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs in a 5-3 loss against the Orioles on Friday.
The 24-year-old continues to be a bright spot to yet another disappointing end to a Mariners season. He's displayed tremendous power in a small sample, hitting six homers in 40 at-bats. He is also hitting .325 with an .850 slugging percentage, nine extra-base hits, 12 RBI and 10 runs in 10 games.
Lewis is not in Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.
He is hitting .294 with five home runs and a 13:1 K:BB in his first eight big-league games. The power is obviously legitimate, but he is probably playing a little over his head in the batting average department. Tim Lopes starts in right field and will hit sixth.
Lewis went 3-for-6 with a homer, a double, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 11-10 win over the White Sox.
Lewis' three-run shot in the eighth inning cut the Mariners' lead to just one run. The rookie outfielder has already launched four homers with two doubles and nine RBI in his first six MLB contests.
Lewis went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in a loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Another game, another homer for Lewis, who has now gone deep in the first three games of his big-league career, joining Trevor Story as the only players in MLB history to accomplish the feat. The 24-year-old left no doubt Thursday that his power is legit, crushing a solo shot that travelled 457 feet in the fifth inning. Lewis was Seattle's first-round draft pick in 2016 and posted decent but not spectacular home run totals in the minors, totaling 30 long balls in 287 career games. His power surge upon being called up to the majors should ensure Lewis a regular spot in right field for the remainder of this season and possibly beyond.
Lewis went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in a win over the Reds on Wednesday.
Lewis' 383-foot shot with Austin Nola and Kyle Seager aboard not only erased a 2-0 deficit, it also broke up a Sonny Gray no-hit bid. The round tripper also made Lewis the 24th player in major-league history to hit a homer in both of his first two big-league games and the third player in franchise history to accomplish the feat. With Mitch Haniger (groin/back) almost assuredly remaining sidelined for the balance of the season at this point, Lewis should continue seeing a solid amount of playing time in right field.
Lewis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Reds.
Lewis played right field in his major-league debut and plated Seattle's first run with a 426-foot shot in the fifth inning. The 24-year-old was called up from the minors Monday after slashing .263/.342/.398 with 11 homers, 62 RBI and 152 strikeouts in 122 games with Double-A Arkansas this season.
Lewis was called up by the Mariners on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 11th-overall pick in the 2016 draft, Lewis brings big raw power and a strong arm, though his contact ability is questionable. He'll jump straight from Double-A to the majors for his debut despite not exactly thriving at that level, posting a .263/.342/.398 slash line (good for a 109 wRC+) with just 11 homers and a 29.4 percent strikeout rate in his second opportunity with Double-A Arkansas. The Mariners will give him a shot to see what he can do down the stretch, though he may not be ready to be a valuable fantasy contributor just yet.
Lewis is 7-for-14 with two doubles, a solo home run and a walk over the first four games of Double-A Arkansas' playoff series against Tulsa.
The promising outfielder is building plenty of momentum for a likely promotion to the big leagues once the Travelers' postseason run concludes. Lewis finished his first full regular season at the Double-A level with a .263/.342/.398 line over 517 plate appearances, generating career highs in extra-base hits (38) and RBI (62) in the process.
Lewis is a strong candidate to be called up from Double-A Arkansas in September after rosters expand and the Travelers' postseason run concludes, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old outfielder has put together a solid season, his first full campaign at the Double-A level. Lewis is slashing .266/.346/.406 with 37 extra-base hits (24 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs) and 60 RBI across 117 games with the Travelers, who are slated to begin a best-of-five playoff series Sept. 4 and could be alive in the postseason through Sept. 15. With the Mariners needing to place Lewis on the 40-man roster this winter anyhow in order to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, he appears increasingly likely to get his first taste of the big leagues this season.
Lewis exited Double-A Arkansas' win over Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday with pain in his left big toe, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
The extent of Lewis' injury will likely be determined Wednesday. The promising outfielder is slashing a solid .269/.351/.411 across 107 games with the Travelers this season, but he's scuffled to a .205 average over his last 10 contests.
Lewis, who went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and two runs overall in Double-A Arkansas' win over Northwest Arkansas on Monday, is now slashing .266/.364/.388 across 335 plate appearances in 2019.
Lewis has displayed significant improvement across the board over the last month-plus, considering his line sat at an uninspired .225/.327/.341 heading into June. The outfielder continues to sport the second-highest strikeout rate of his career (28.1 percent), although he's partly offsetting it by also walking at a career-high clip (13.4 percent). Lewis has admittedly benefited from an elevated .374 BABIP, but he's also largely been an architect of his recent surge by generating an impressive 26.8 percent line-drive rate, a new high-water mark for the 23-year-old.
Lewis, who went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI, a walk and two runs in Double-A Arkansas' win over Northwest Arkansas on Thursday, is slashing .225/.327/.341 across 202 plate appearances this season.
The 23-year-old outfielder's line includes 13 extra-base hits (nine doubles, one triple, three home runs), 27 RBI and a career-high 12.9 percent walk rate, but his current 27.7 percent strikeout rate is also the second-highest figure of his pro career. The fact that this isn't Lewis' first exposure to Double-A arms puts more of a concerning spin on those whiffs, especially considering Lewis' 75.8 percent contact rate during his 37-game stint in 2018 was over eight percent better than his current 67.6 percent figure.
Lewis, who finished Cactus League play with a .423 average (11-for-26), three home runs and five RBI over 12 games, benefited significantly from the first healthy offseason of his professional baseball career, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "Last year I didn't really have much of an offseason because I had a knee scope in February, missed Spring Training and was thrown right into the season," Lewis said, crediting training two months with the Mariners in Arizona and another two months in Florida for his big jump in production from last season to this spring. "I just focused on my overall strength, body control, balance."
Lewis' batting average was just shy of Jay Bruce's team-leading .433, a sign of just how successful his first exposure to big-league arms was. The 23-year-old has been besieged by injuries since Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto made him the initial first-round pick of his tenure, but the clean bill of health Lewis has enjoyed since the latter portion of last season clearly paid dividends this spring. Lewis will still open the season at Double-A Arkansas, but an ascension to Triple-A Tacoma is very likely at some point in the coming campaign if he's able to replicate a similar caliber of play.
Lewis went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and two runs overall in a 6-4 Cactus League loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.
Lewis was part of a Mariners squad comprised of minor-leaguers that took on a Cubs lineup replete with regulars. That included starter Yu Darvish, against whom Lewis laced a leadoff double in the fourth. The 23-year-old is slated to open the season at Double-A Arkansas after a strong showing in big-league camp this spring.
Lewis was reassigned to minor-league camp Monday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Lewis had a solid run at the dish in big-league camp, hitting .389 with two home runs, four RBI, a stolen base and six runs scored. The former first-round pick slashed .220/.309/.371 over 37 games with Double-A Arkansas a season ago and could remain with the Travelers to open the 2019 campaign.
Lewis (finger) will start in right field and bat seventh Monday against the Reds in his Cactus League debut, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Lewis jammed his finger in a baserunning drill in the first week of camp, resulting in the Mariners holding him out for the initial three games of the exhibition slate. Aside from a brief shutdown from swinging, Lewis wasn't withheld from most other baseball activities and shouldn't be too far behind the rest of the Seattle position players heading into 2019. The 2016 first-round pick could be booked for a return trip to Double-A Arkansas to begin the upcoming campaign after struggling in his first exposure to the Texas League last season with a .220/.309/.371 batting line in 152 plate appearances.
X-rays on Lewis' injured finger came back negative, but he won't swing a bat for a few days as an extra precaution, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
The outfield prospect dislocated his pinky finger sliding into second base Wednesday, but there's little concern about the injury moving forward. The Mariners are simply being extra careful with Lewis given his injury history, so he figures to be full-go once he's allowed to swing again.
Lewis' finger injury was nothing worse than a jammed finger, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Lewis hurt his finger while sliding head first into second base during baserunning drills. He initially left practice for an X-ray but evidently did not suffer any serious injury.
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