The top pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, Royce Lewis, compared himself to some elite company on Monday in a conference call at Target Field, shortly after being drafted.
"Carlos Correa is one, Derek Jeter and Francisco Lindor; if you put those three guys together I feel like you get kind of a mixture of Royce Lewis. I know I'm a very different player than all those guys and I expect to play differently and act differently as well."
Both already have double-digit home runs in 2017 – which is rare for their position – and play Gold Glove-caliber defense.
Obviously Jeter will be a first ballot Hall of Famer in a few years and any player in the game would probably tell you they'd like to be like Jeter.
Lewis has accepted a scholarship to play college baseball at the University of California-Irvine. Although he was drafted on Monday evening, it's unclear whether he will forgo his scholarship and immediately enter the Twins' minor league system.