Mariners First-Rounder Kyle Lewis Nearly Hit For the Cycle
Kyle Lewis‘ bat is heating up as he settles in with Everett.
The Mariners first-round pick fell a double shy of the cycle Wednesday night as the Everett Aquasox defeated the Eugene Emeralds 12-1. Lewis finished the night going 3-5 with a triple, three RBI and three runs scored while hitting his second home run in three games.
His first hit came in the form of a single in the first inning and then hammered a triple to right field in the fifth. Then in the seventh, Lewis drove a three-run home run out to center. Despite falling short of the cycle, Lewis still had himself a monster game.
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In just 18 games played with Everett since being drafted, Lewis has already had a handful of big games. After going just 7-40 in his first 10 games, the Mercer University product has been getting into the swing of things over the last eight games.
So far in his short career, Lewis is batting a slash of .278/.373/.486 with 5 doubles, 2 triples, and 2 home runs.
Although his numbers aren’t staggering in the small sample size of 18 games, Lewis is currently in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak of which he is currently 13-32, good for a batting average of .406 with 13 RBI.
The highly touted prospect may be coming around and settling back into his own playing style. Hitting more extra base hits, he is flexing his power and speed, showing glimpses of the tools his scouting report boasts.
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Sure Lewis has only played 18 games, but his 3-5 performance last night was great to see. Hopefully Jerry Dipoto and the Mariners will finally have a top young prospect that can live up to the hype in the coming years.