Kyle Lewis Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/13/1995 (27)
Kyle Lewis Season Stats
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Kyle Lewis News
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Kyle Lewis from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday in exchange for outfielder/catcher Cooper Hummel, according to sources familiar with the situation. Lewis was named the American League Rookie of the Year during the COVID-shortened 2020 season, when he hit .262/.364/.437 with an .801 OPS, 11 home runs, 28 RBI, 37 runs scored and five stolen bases in 58 games. But he's underwhelmed in two seasons since and has been bothered by injuries. In just 18 games for Seattle in 2022, he hit .143/.226/.304 with three homers, five RBI, six runs scored and 19 strikeouts in 56 at-bats. A change of scenery could be what Lewis needs to get back into fantasy relevance.
The Seattle Mariners optioned outfielder Kyle Lewis and left-hander Brennan Bernardino to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday and reinstated right-hander Diego Castillo (shoulder) and infielder/outfielder Dylan Moore (back) from the injured list in corresponding moves. Since returning from the seven-day concussion IL on July 22, Lewis has gone just 4-for-41 (.098) with a homer, two RBI and 18 strikeouts in 14 games. He'll go back to the minors to work on his approach, and there's a good chance we'll see him back with Seattle later this year. Moore, who is hitting .197/.350/.367 this year with five homers, 16 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 147 at-bats, will serve in a super-utility role for the M's now that he's back.
As expected, the Seattle Mariners reinstated outfielder Kyle Lewis (concussion) from the seven-day injured list on Friday and optioned outfielder Justin Upton in a corresponding move. Upton has chosen to become a free agent. Lewis has been out since late May with a head injury, and he should return to an everyday role in Seattle's outfield. The 27-year-old has played in only four games due to injuries in 2022, going 4-for-15 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored for the Mariners. If the 2020 American League Rookie of the Year can stay healthy, he should be rostered in all mixed fantasy leagues moving forward.
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.