Royce Lewis Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/5/1999 (23)
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Minnesota Twins shortstop Royce Lewis (knee) underwent knee surgery on Tuesday. He suffered a partially torn ACL and is expected to miss the next 12-16 months. The 23-year-old his .300 with two home runs, five RBI, and five runs across 12 games before suffering the injury. It was the second time Lewis tore an ACL over the last two years. The No.1 overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft has a big-time bat coming from two significant surgeries. Fantasy managers in dynasty formats should stash Lewis as he looks to make a full recovery and return to action sometime in 2023.
Minnesota Twins shortstop prospect Royce Lewis (knee) will miss the remainder of the 2022 season with a partially torn ACL. Lewis is expected to miss up to 12 months. The 23-year-old originally went to the injured list on May 30 with what was called a bone bruise in his right knee, but clearly it was much more than that. This is actually Lewis' second surgery on his right ACL, with the first coming last year. This is a major blow for Lewis, the Twins and fantasy managers, as he was carving out a path for himself before this injury as a utility player for Minnesota. Hopefully, Lewis can recover fully and be an asset next year.
Minnesota Twins shortstop prospect Royce Lewis (knee) is healing but hasn't made significant progress from a bone bruise in his right knee that landed him on the injured list. Lewis hasn't had a second MRI exam as of Tuesday. The 23-year-old went on the IL on May 30 after crashing into the outfield wall, and he has yet to resume baseball activities. At the earliest, he could be looking at a return to Minnesota later this month or early in July. Lewis was seeing more playing time with Carlos Correa on the COVID injured list, and he took advantage of the extra at-bats, going 12-for-40 (.300) with two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored in his first 12 major league games. When healthy, Lewis figures to serve in a super-utility role for the Twins.
There is no denying that Lewis has potential. He has the pedigree from being the first overall selection in the 2017 draft and he's a good athlete. His greatest attribute is perhaps his makeup and strong leadership skills. He's the kind of player that everyone roots for. But things aren't completely rosy with Lewis. His hit tool has a serious question mark despite showing flashes of brilliance in small sample sizes. Outside of rookie ball and low-A ball, he has been an average-to-below-average hitter in part because he struggles to square up the ball on a consistent basis. His offensive output has dipped with each promotion and his swing-and-miss tendencies have increased while the power numbers have decreased. Looking on the bright side of things, Lewis has consistently been one of the younger hitters in each of the leagues he's played in and he's said to be coachable and willing to learn. There are other things going in his favor, too. He has good speed, has shown the ability to steal more than 20 bases and he's displayed defensive versatility, which is something that always benefits a player's fantasy value. With an ADP in the 500 range, few are expecting Lewis to be a fantasy threat early on in the 2021 season. There is a chance that he'll see time later in the year but the acquisition of Andrelton Simmons likely pushes Lewis' MLB arrival closer to 2022. The young hitter has dynasty value but he's a little overrated in that area with safer bets to be had.