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School: Mercer University
Weight: 195 lbs.
Kyle Lewis 2016 MLB Draft Profile
Kyle Lewis is a 20-year-old outfielder from Snellville, Georgia. He graduated from Shiloh High School in 2013, where he played both baseball and basketball. He was a second team selection to the Max Preps team of his region in 2012, and was a preseason honorable mention selection by Rawlings Perfect Game.
Jheremy Brown, a scout at Perfect Game, had this to say in an interview about Lewis: “He has a ++ frame and oozes athleticism. The preconceived notion is that he will move from center field to right field at the next level, which is plenty fine and where he would best fit anyway. He has easy power to all fields and it shows during live pitching. There are some pre-load complications to his swing but his hands are so incredibly fast and the path is so direct, plus the athleticism, that he’s able to work through them without much hindrance.”
- Very athletic
- Power to all fields
- Good swing with quick hands
- Walk total is almost twice what it was in his first two seasons combined
- Moving positions at the next level
- Pre-load issues could be exploited at the next level
- Current level of competition is low
MLB Comparison: Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles
Projected Pick Range: Top 5
Most Likely Landing Spot: Atlanta Braves
Kyle Lewis has the opportunity to be a strong corner outfielder wherever he lands. He has good power with an ever growing sense of the strike zone, and is above average defensively. He could very easily be a long-term piece to a rebuilding club.
Sources: Jheremy Brown (Perfect Game), Baseball America, Mercer University Baseball
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