I have no idea where the market is but my guess is that this would be a severe overpay by the Twins.
Royce Lewis was the first pick overall and he is only 20 years old, plus he's a consensus Top 10 overall prospect.
Nobody should let a so-so year at High A while being 20 years old taint his value to this degree.
Royce Lewis by himself better be an extreme overpay. If he isn't an overpay by himself, there is no reason to pay attention to the MLB draft anymore. This is what a 1st pick overall is worth at age 20?
If you offer Royce Lewis by himself... the Tigers say yes in less than a second, they don't wait for a better offer to come along
Everybody hope that Royce will be “that guy!” But no one needs to remind you that he is no guaranteed superstar. And being the #1 overall pick also has had some failures. Do these stars(?) from the last 10 years of Twins #1 picks become stars or front line players?
2008- Shooter Hunt
2009- Matthew Bashore
2010- Alex Wimmers
2011- Levi Michael
2011- Travis Harrison
2011- Hudson Boyd
2012- Luke Bard
2013- Kohl Stewart
2014- Nick Gordon
2015- Tyler Jay
Granted, Buxton and Berrios have been very good. But do you know these #1 overall picks since 2000?
2002- Bryan Buffington
2004- Matt Bush
2006- Luke Hochevar
2008- Tim Beckham
2013- Mark Appel
2014- Brady Aiken
Most of us think, hope, pray- that Royce will be a superstar. But I will submit, just by looking at past percentages of stars, this might be a reach!