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Put Correa, Jeter and Lindor together and you get Royce Lewis

Royce Lewis models his game after three prominent shortstops.
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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."

Lewis who just turned 18-years-old a few weeks ago, obviously knows those are some big names to live up to. Correa and Lindor are arguably the two best shortstops in the game.

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.

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