According to the report from Jon Morosi of MLB Network, The Twins will promote high hopes (with top choices in the 2017 edition) Royce Lewis today. They have also taken the place of signing offseason Carlos Correa. When Lewis finds a way to get on the bench of coach Jayce Tingler (manager Rocco Baldelli is currently away from the team after testing for COVID), the twins have been replaced 1-1 (Astros selected Correa for the first time in 2012, one place. in front of the team Byron Buxton) and another.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Baldelli, Tingler, and twins Thad Levine and Derek Falvey want to keep Lewis in the senior position after Correa returns – or, more precisely, how long Correa will be – but it is doubtful. raised him if he did not expect them to play every day, until their $ 105.3MM man came back. While he may not be able to maintain the same level of productivity in his first taste in major leagues, Lewis’ red start to a year in the International League could indicate he is ready to tackle the problem. Through the form of 107 plates in Triple-A St. Paul, 22, cuts .310 / .430 / .563 with multiple hits (17) as hits (20).
Their performance and promotion is still evident, however, but Twins fans will have high hopes for selecting the top-notch team from then on. Joe Mauer. While Correa’s arrival in Minnesota was surprising for a number of reasons, Lewis’ presence was not nearly at the top of the list. Correa was and is expected to be out of the last two years of his three-year guarantee to test the market again in the winter (although this could change if his toe injury would be more serious than previously reported reports), and Lewis had played official games since 2019 after being eliminated in the 2020 minor league due to the COVID epidemic and the February 2021 ACL tears that prevented him from taking action for the rest of the season. Of course, the fact that Lewis reopened the season in Triple-A was surprising as he only played 33 games above the High-A coming this season.
Between the time he missed and his pre-injury ACL numbers (he cut .236 / .290 / .371 in 566 rounds to the plate between High-A Fort Myers and Double-A Pensacola in 2019 before joining the Arizona Fall League), Lewis had slowly fallen from the waiting list. Baseball America, for example, placed him at No. 9 in the best sport before the 2019 season, but dropped to 82 by 2022. The talent that led the Twins to take him first in 2017. However, with modern shorts he will soon get his first chance to prove he can hack into big – even much earlier than anyone would have expected as soon as the previous day.
Once Lewis shows that he has great production power, it is unclear how the twins will deal with the infield crisis when they return to Correa, although this could be a big problem to have. Lewis may not be able to release Correa (among other metrics, including the 2021 Fielding Bible Awards, the best defensive shortstop in baseball) continuously, but he could easily turn into a second or third, possibly a push. Gio Ursela from the beginning (a little bit Miguel Sano recovers from recent meniscus surgery) or move around infield while others rotate and exit the DH phase. Regardless of how Lewis begins to taste the highlights, however, Twins fans will be happy to look forward to the future. But with their team leading AL AL, they are also looking forward to seeing him perform – especially if Correa’s IL stint proves long-term.