Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Royce Lewis named top prospect in Gulf Coast League by Baseball America

The No. 1 pick in the MLB Draft put up impressive numbers.

At just 18 years old, Royce Lewis had no problem in his first taste of professional baseball.

On Thursday, Lewis was named the top prospect in the Gulf Coast League by Baseball America. In 133 at-bats, Lewis batted .271 on the season with 11 extra-base hits. Lewis showed tremendous discipline at the plate, drawing 19 walks to 17 strikeouts.

The top pick in the MLB Draft was also a menace on the basepaths, stealing 15 bases at the rookie level. 

Here's what Baseball America had to say about Lewis:

Lewis has an exciting blend of top-shelf tools and instincts for the game. With a high waist and wide shoulders, Lewis has outstanding bat speed and plus raw power. He makes frequent contact with a mature hitting approach, driving the ball with authority to all fields. His sharp eye for the strike-zone should make him a high on-base threat to go with his power, and his plus-plus wheels make him a power-speed threat.

Eventually, Lewis was promoted to Cedar Rapids A-ball – the level above the Gulf Coast League – where he continued his impressive play.

It's likely he'll start at Cedar Rapids next season.

Enlow cracks the list too

Lewis wasn't the only Twins prospect on the list – Blayne Enlow also cracked the top 20. 

Enlow was a third-round pick in this year's draft. The 18-year-old had an ERA of 1.33 in 20 innings pitched this season.

Next Up

kimberly potter

Brooklyn Center increases communication ahead of Potter's trial

The former officer is charged in the death of Daunte Wright. Her trial begins Tuesday with jury selection.

Gophers

Reports: Gophers won't retain offensive coordinator Mike Sanford Jr.

Minnesota's passing attack hasn't been the same under Sanford Jr.

940 Margaret St, St Paul, MN 55106, United States - May 2019 (1)

4-year-old girl struck by hit-and-run driver in St. Paul

The girl was struck by the driver around 5 p.m. Monday.

Minneapolis police

Baby found safe inside car that was stolen in south Minneapolis

The incident happened near 32nd Street and Chicago Avenue around 7 p.m.

Anthony Edwards

Ant puts on a show to help Timberwolves beat Pacers

A third-quarter surge gave the Timberwolves their seventh win in their past eight games.

Mikko Koivu

Wild to retire Mikko Koivu's No. 9 jersey

Koivu will be the first player in franchise history to have his number retired.

Boebert-Omar - Flickr Gage Skidmore

Rep. Boebert refuses to apologize for Islamophobic comment toward Rep. Omar

A phone call Monday between the two lawmakers ended abruptly.

Patrick Peterson

Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19/reserve list

The Vikings cornerback said he was vaccinated in August.

flickr - thin ice warning - USFWS Midwest

'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice

Conditions are still unpredictable, and can vary even across a single body of water.

covid

Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant

Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.

school bus stop pixabay

School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty

Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.

Franconia Sculpture Park - Lorie Shaull - Flickr

5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities

There's something for everyone on this list of overlooked spots.

Related

Twins' top 2 picks Lewis, Rooker are lighting it up in the minors

The Twins No. 1 pick is hitting the cover off the ball in the minors.

Twins' top 2 picks Lewis, Rooker are lighting it up in the minors

The Twins No. 1 pick is hitting the cover off the ball in the minors.

Royce Lewis

After rough summer, Royce Lewis is killing the Arizona Fall League

The No. 1 pick in the 2017 MLB Draft is on fire at the plate.

Royce Lewis receives promotion to Single A

Royce Lewis will join the Cedar Rapids Kernals.

Watch: Royce Lewis crushes his first home run at Class A

It was Lewis' first home run in Cedar Rapids.

MLB rankings: Twins have 2 of top 10 prospects in baseball

MLB Pipeline released its top 100 prospects for the 2019 season.

Twins' top prospects starting slow, battling injuries

It's been a slow start for the top prospects.

Twins have an impressive catching prospect – and things are about to get complicated

Mitch Garver is putting up impressive numbers while Twins catchers struggle to hit.