Kyle Lewis Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/13/1995 (25)
Kyle Lewis Season Stats
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Kyle Lewis News
Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis (knee) underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair his torn right meniscus, according to general manager Jerry DiPoto. There's currently no timetable for Lewis to return, but an update should be provided in seven to ten days. The team is hopeful that Lewis will be able to return this year, as he is a key part of the offense, but they will surely be cautious as Lewis has previously dealt with issues in this same knee, as recently as this year's spring training. Lewis was slashing .246/.333/.392 with five home runs and two steals at the time of the injury. It would be understandable if fantasy managers chose to move on in redraft formats.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis (knee) was diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his right knee this week. In an interview on 710 ESPN in Seattle on Thursday, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said that he was "hopeful" that Lewis would return at some point this year. However, he also added, "But I don't think it's going to be quick." Lewis was sidelined with a bone bruise in the same joint this April, so the Mariners have good reason to be cautious with their young outfielder. Fantasy managers should attempt to hold onto Lewis in an IL spot if possible, but it sounds like he'll be out for the bulk of the year. So if you're in a pinch in a shallow league, cutting him wouldn't be the worst option.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis (knee) received a second opinion on Wednesday, although the results haven't been made public. The 25-year-old landed on the 10-day injured list a few days ago with a right meniscus tear, which is unfortunate considering how well he has played this season. Depending on how well the additional exam went, fantasy managers should know more about his status moving ahead over the next day or so.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis was a feel-good story in 2020. He smacked six home runs over 18 games after being called up in September of 2019, so he was a known commodity entering last season. He was not expected to take home American League Rookie of the Year honors, but that's exactly what he did with a .262/.364/.437 slash line with 11 home runs, 28 RBI and five stolen bases. It was a tale of two seasons for the 25-year-old, who got off to a scorching-hot start with a .328/.418/.526 slash line with 38 strikeouts in July and August (131 at-bats), but he put up a .147/.270/.280 line with 33 K's over 75 at-bats in September. He finished 2020 with a 29.3% strikeout rate, an improvement from the 38.7% he logged in 2019 but above the MLB average of 21.8%. Lewis' zone-contact rate (73.3%) and chase-contact rate (41.4%) were both well below league averages at 82.8% and 59.4%, respectively. His poor plate discipline leads to all of those strikeouts, but clearly it wasn't all bad for the reigning AL Rookie of the Year. His 14.0% walk rate in 2020, which ranked in the 87th percentile, was encouraging, and his career 14.4% barrel rate and 18.7% HR/FB show his power is real. The home run upside is there if you can stomach the strikeouts, and he should be good for a handful of stolen bases. If he can show nominal improvement in his plate discipline, Lewis can provide solid return on his 128 ADP.