I'm sorry but but I must point out again that the emperor is currently wearing no cloths.
I voiced concerns about Lewis in May and was told there were no problems. So now that it is September....lets look at AVE, OBP, and SO/BB ratios over time
2018 "A" (last half season): 0.255, 0.726, <2.0
2019 "A" (first half season): 0.238, 0.665, >3.0 (which earned a promotion ?!?!)
2019 "AA" (last half season) 0.231, 0.649, 3.0 exactly (so based on history ready for another promotion?!)
This is not the trajectory of a future superstar. I'm not an expert and do not know what is wrong with his swing/approach, BUT it is clear to anyone without bias that something is wrong.
One Theory:They are trying to revamp his swing for a better launch angle and it is failing miserably. Earlier this year Buck was quoted as saying that he was going to hit HIS way this year (which makes me wonder if they were trying to revamp his swing as well for HR/launch angle...... ) Retooling for a better launch angle is good for some but not all!
First, I am not trying to argue that Lewis is set to be top player around, but there is a reason many outlets have him near top prospect around.Yes, his numbers are not as good as one would hope, but being over 3 years younger than average comp should be considered.Finally, pure numbers does not tell the whole story, and sure the FO and coaches have much more of an idea of how he is doing.Remember Kepler numbers last few years and people were talking platooning him, now he is doing great and no need to platoon.Kepler had some of hardest contact on the team last year, but had very low BABIP compared to average exit velocity.
I trust in the Falvene two-headed monster, at least so far.