Lewis was promoted to Double-A Pensacola on Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Lewis had an uninspiring .238/.289/.376 slash line with 10 homers in 94 games with High-A Fort Myers, but he's looked much better over the last 22 games with an .831 OPS and five home runs in 101 plate appearances. The Twins' top prospect will look to carry over his recent success for the tail end of the season with the Blue Wahoos.
Lewis will open the year back with High-A Fort Myers, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.
The Twins' top prospect and one of the top prospects in all of baseball, Lewis hit .255/.327/.399 (good for a 110 wRC+) with five home runs and six steals in 46 games at High-A last year. We should expect him to dominate in a return trip to the Florida State League before receiving a promotion to Double-A in the first half.
Lewis (oblique) appeared in Wednesday's minor-league spring game and hit a linedrive double in his first at-bat, Seth Stohs of TwinsDaily.com reports.
He had been sidelined with an oblique injury, but is back to full health. Lewis appears to have added good weight this offseason and could be in for a power breakout. He should open the year at High-A, but could quickly earn a promotion to Double-A, where he figures to spend the bulk of the season.
The Twins assigned Lewis (oblique) to minor-league camp Sunday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Lewis' oblique injury has prevented him from seeing any spring action with the Twins this year, but he was able to take swings Saturday, and if all goes well over the rest of March, he could get into a game before March comes to a close and be ready to go when minor-league games begin in early April.
Lewis (oblique) took batting practice Saturday, noting afterward that he felt no lingering soreness, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Lewis backed up his optimism about his own health by hitting off a tee in the cage after the BP session. With Lewis having resumed swinging a day after taking fielding drills, he looks to have just about moved past the strained oblique that surfaced just over two weeks earlier. It's possible that he'll re-enter the Twins' Grapefruit League lineup at some point within the next week, though an assignment to minor-league camp may come beforehand.
Lewis (oblique) has started to take balls in the infield, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Lewis suffered an oblique strain in late February. He's still technically in big-league camp, but he's unlikely to appear in a major-league spring game. He still has plenty of time before the minor-league season begins to get over this issue, but it's worth monitoring since a setback could sidetrack his season.
Lewis was not available for Saturday's spring training game due to a mild oblique strain, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "We're going to be conservative, as you would probably guess," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said, "Take our time with that. That's something we're going to work through and we're not overly concerned as we sit here right now. It is something to take note of as we go forward."
It sounds like Lewis will be out a week or more, which means he's unlikely to appear in any major league spring training games before minor-league camp begins March 7. He still has plenty of time before the minor-league season begins to get over this issue, but it's worth monitoring since it's an injury that could sidetrack his season.
Lewis received an invitation to major-league spring training, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The 19-year-old split the 2018 season between Low-A Cedar Rapids and High-A Fort Meyers, compiling a .292/.352/.451 slash line with 14 home runs, though he understandably saw a dip in production after being promoted in July. Nonetheless, the No.1 overall pick from the 2017 draft will have a chance to showcase himself at spring training, though he should still begin the season at Fort Meyers or Double-A Chattanooga.
Lewis went 4-for-6 with a pair of home runs and five RBI for High-A Fort Myers in its 13-0 win over Lakeland on Monday.
Lewis' stat line is notable even without context, but it's rendered even more impressive in that two of his hits -- including the first of his two long balls -- came off Casey Mize, the Tigers' top pitching prospect and the 2018 No. 1 overall pick. The shortstop has turned in multi-hit efforts in five of his last 10 games and is hitting .329/.418/.506 with three home runs and four steals through his first 21 games in the Florida State League.
Lewis moved up to High-A Fort Myers on Saturday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Lewis put together a solid .315/.368/.485 slash line with nine homers and 53 RBI over 75 games at Low-A Cedar Rapids in 2018. He appears to be firing on all cylinders after suffering a knee injury in mid-June.
Lewis has gone 14-for-32 (.438) at the plate with two home runs, four doubles and three stolen bases in his nine games with Low-A Cedar Rapids since returning from a knee injury.
Lewis was sidelined for less than a week due to the knee issue but hasn't missed a beat since rejoining the lineup, displaying the familiar power, speed and contact skills that make him the Twins' top prospect. On the campaign, the 19-year-old is slashing .319/.366/.492 with 28 extra-base hits, a 19-for-23 success rate on stolen-base attempts and a 15.4 percent strikeout rate. He'll likely earn a promotion to the Florida State League at some point later this summer.
Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey didn't seem concerned about Lewis' knee injury, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "I don't think there's anything there beyond just some general soreness that he's been fighting through."
Lewis told reporters earlier in the week that he's dealing with patellar tendinitis, but Falvey wouldn't confirm that diagnosis. Either way, the fact that he's leading off in the Midwest League All-Star Game on Tuesday suggests the injury isn't anything overly concerning. Lewis, the 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick, is hitting .302/.344/.455 with six homers and 16 stolen bases in 55 games with Low-A Cedar Rapids this season.
Lewis is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee but still hopes to play in the Midwest League All-Star Game on Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Lewis left Saturday's game due to a sore knee. However, the move was said to be precautionary, and team doctors say he has no structural damage. The 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick is hitting .302 with a .799 OPS and 16 stolen bases at Low-A Cedar Rapids.
Lewis exited Saturday's minor-league game with a knee injury that is not believed to be serious, Jeff Johnson of The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports.
Lewis has apparently been dealing with the issue recently and aggravated it Saturday. Doctors have already evaluated the 19-year-old and determined there's nothing structurally wrong with his knee. Lewis recently returned to action after missing a couple of games with a leg injury.
Lewis (leg) started at shortstop and went 2-for-5 with a double and stolen base Tuesday in Low-A Cedar Rapids' 7-0 win over Kane County.
Lewis departed Sunday's game against Wisconsin after awkwardly stepping on first base, but his return to the field two days later in addition to his successful steal attempt suggest that the leg injury won't slow him going forward. The 19-year-old has been exceptional at Cedar Rapids this season, posting a .764 OPS while recording steals in 16 of his 17 tries.
Lewis left Sunday's game at Low-A Cedar Rapids in the first inning after taking an awkward step while running to first base, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The move was called precautionary and he'll be examined on Monday. Lewis, the 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick, is hitting .288 with five home runs and a .757 OPS.
Lewis, 18, is slashing .303/.350/.407 across 161 plate appearances with Low-A Cedar Rapids this season.
Lewis received the day off Monday in Cedar Rapids' 4-3 loss to Clinton, a deserved reward after he played both ends of a doubleheader Sunday. In the first game of the twin bill, Lewis raised his batting average back over .300 after turning in the first multi-homer game of his career. Lewis still only has three long balls and nine total extra-base hits on the campaign, but he projects to add more power as he gets older and fills out his 6-foot-2, 188-pound frame. For now, Lewis' appeal in dynasty formats lies primarily in his lightning-quick bat and premium wheels. Lewis has already collected 13 steals this season and owns a 31-for-35 success rate on the bases through the first 91 games of his minor-league career.
Lewis is hitting .373/.416/.434 with one home run, 10 steals (on 11 attempts) and a 10:6 K:BB in 89 plate appearances with Low-A Cedar Rapids.
Lewis, who doesn't turn 19 until June, is one of the youngest hitters in the Midwest League, yet has as many steals as strikeouts, so he is really not getting challenged by the pitching at this level. His .373 average is the fourth-highest mark in the league, illustrating that his hit tool is as advertised. He looks the part of a future five-category force, as he should grow into double-digit homer power as he matures. He should be promoted to High-A Fort Myers at some point in the coming weeks.
Lewis went 2-for-5 with one home run and one strikeout Thursday for Low-A Cedar Rapids.
The home run was his first of the year, and second in 23 career games in the Midwest League. While a .250 BABIP is suppressing his early season slash line, his 3:4 K:BB shows that he has a very good handle on the pitching at this level. He is also 1-for-1 on stolen-base attempts in the early going. Look for him to soon force a promotion to High-A.
Lewis will open the year back with Low-A Cedar Rapids.
A more aggressive organization may have sent Lewis, who hit .296/.363/.394 in 80 plate appearances with the Kernels last year, to High-A, but the Twins went the more rational route and sent him back to the Midwest League. It would not be surprising if he hit the ground running and forced a promotion to the Florida State League before he turns 19 on June 5.
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