Kyle Lewis
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Lewis did his best Austin Riley/Aristides Aquino impression after getting the call Sept. 9, launching six homers in his first 10 big-league games. And like those aforementioned names, Lewis then hit the skids, though over a much smaller sample. In total, Lewis was 27% better than league average during his run in September, but he had a strikeout rate pushing 40% and a walk rate of just 4%. His walk rate was much better at Double-A -- in the double digits -- but his K-rate was still close to 30% against Double-A arms. This level of swing and miss should give you pause. Lewis has squeezed a lot out of his limited contact in recent years, not just during his time with the big club, but there's basically no floor to stand on here. The good thing is that in the range where Lewis will be going in 2020 redraft leagues, floor isn't all that important. Look for Lewis to compete for a starting role in camp. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Mariners in June of 2016 that includes a $3.29 million signing bonus.
Likely participant in upcoming workouts
OFSeattle Mariners
May 25, 2020
Lewis, who has remained in the Arizona area while spring training has been suspended, is likely to be present at the Mariners' spring training facility in Peoria when it reopens with limited access early this week, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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The Mariners are among many teams that will begin welcoming staggered groups of players back over the next several days for informal workouts at either their home or spring training complexes. Lewis' ongoing presence in the area makes him a natural candidate to join other teammates such as Evan White, Jake Fraley and J.P. Crawford, and with multiple practice fields and workout areas, the Peoria complex should afford the necessary space for proper social distancing procedures to be followed.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
4
6
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
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#9
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+98%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+98%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .516 20 2 1 2 0 .158 .200 .316
Since 2017vs Right 1.020 55 8 5 11 0 .308 .327 .692
2019vs Left .516 20 2 1 2 0 .158 .200 .316
2019vs Right 1.020 55 8 5 11 0 .308 .327 .692
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .861 49 6 4 10 0 .255 .265 .596
Since 2017Away .929 26 4 2 3 0 .292 .346 .583
2019Home .861 49 6 4 10 0 .255 .265 .596
2019Away .929 26 4 2 3 0 .292 .346 .583
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Kyle Lewis compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.10
 
BB Rate
4.0%
 
K Rate
38.7%
 
BABIP
.351
 
ISO
.324
 
AVG
.268
 
OBP
.293
 
SLG
.592
 
OPS
.885
 
wOBA
.375
 
Exit Velocity
90.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.6%
 
Barrels/PA
12.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
A variety of factors converged for Lewis’ 2017 to be pretty underwhelming, as he joined the other top outfielders from the 2016 draft (Mickey Moniak, Corey Ray, Blake Rutherford) who saw their dynasty-league stock take a significant hit. He returned from ACL reconstruction surgery in mid June, but missed time at several points in the season with soreness in his surgically repaired right knee, and when he played, he clearly didn’t have the same explosiveness in his lower half. Lewis was also sent straight to High-A after never playing above short-season ball, so the aggressive jump in competition didn’t help matters. It could simply be chalked up as a lost season, but a 22-year-old hitter with barely any full-season success on his resume is a tough sell in shallower leagues. Plus-plus raw power remains, but he faces an uphill battle to renew the promise of a future middle-of-the-order right fielder. He tweaked his knee again and was sent home from the Arizona Fall League, so health concerns persist.
The Mariners selected Lewis, the college hitter with the most realistic in-game power in the class, with the 11th overall pick in the 2016 draft. He got off to a great start to his career before everything came to a screeching halt in late July. He required ACL reconstruction surgery after suffering a horrific right knee injury that also included tears to his medial and lateral meniscus during a slide in a game for short-season Everett. In the 20 games before the injury, Lewis hit .364 with a 1.114 OPS and was likely on the verge of a promotion to Low-A Clinton. His offseason recovery is on track, and he is expected to be back to full strength in July or August of this season. There will be some rust to knock off, and he may have less than two months of minor league game action waiting for him when he returns, so 2017 could amount to a lost season. However, the upside of a cleanup-hitting outfielder with an all-fields approach remains, and dynasty league owners would be wise to take the long view.
More Fantasy News
Outlook bright despite struggles
OFSeattle Mariners
April 14, 2020
Lewis projects as the everyday right fielder this coming regular season despite having hit just .172 (5-for-29) over 11 Cactus League games before spring training was suspended, Brent Stecker of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
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Slugs grand slam
OFSeattle Mariners
March 7, 2020
Lewis went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a Cactus League win over the Dodgers on Friday.
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Slow start to spring
OFSeattle Mariners
March 2, 2020
Lewis has gone 2-for-12 with a home run, two RBI and a 2:3 BB:K through his first five Cactus League games.
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Hits another homer
OFSeattle Mariners
September 20, 2019
Lewis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs in a 5-3 loss against the Orioles on Friday.
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Out of Thursday's lineup
OFSeattle Mariners
September 19, 2019
Lewis is not in Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.
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