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How Does Royce Lewis Compare to Previous #1 Picks

Posted by Travis M , 08 April 2018 · 2,508 views

How Does Royce Lewis Compare to Previous #1 Picks In 2017, Royce Lewis was a standout player on and off the field. Last year he hit .279/.360/.407 with the Gulf Coast League Twins and the Cedar Rapid Kernels. His exceptional skills made me wonder. How does he stack up against previous #1 draft picks out of High School?

There is no doubt that Ken Griffey Jr. was the best #1 pick out of High School. However, what about players like Carlos Correa, Mickey Moniak, Joe Mauer, Chipper Jones, and Josh Hamilton?

Royce Lewis (54 games) - .279/.360/.407
Mickey Moniak (46 games) - .284/.340/.407
Carlos Correa (39 games)- .301/.360/.477
Joe Mauer (32 games)- .400/.492/.491
Chipper Jones (44 games) - .229/.321/.271
Josh Hamilton (72 games) - .321/.340/.510

As you can see, Royce ranks 5th for batting average, tied for 2nd in the OBP category, and tied for 4th in SLG. Mauer’s first year averaged out to be the best out of all 5 other players. Royce’s numbers were not as good as the other players, but I believe that he will produce some eye opening numbers good enough to move up to the Fort Myers Miracle after the All-Star break.

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twinsfanstreif
Apr 08 2018 12:47 PM
What levels were all of those at? That matters for context
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