One Of Baseball's Top Prospects For Years Finally Gets The Call

Sometimes, one man's misfortune is another's big break. That's the case in Minnesota, where Carlos Correa's injury has paved the way for the team's top prospect to get the call to the majors. 

Royce Lewis has been the Minnesota Twins' No. 1 prospect for three of the past four years since being the top overall pick in the MLB June Draft in 2017. Covid and a torn ACL wiped out his entire 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively, but Lewis is back, and tearing it up in Triple-A in 2022. 

The 22-year-old is hitting .310 with a .987 OPS, to go with 10 doubles, 3 home runs and 8 stolen bases. had to drop him to No. 44 on the prospects list this season as he hadn't played for two years, but he's back with a vengeance. Their scouting report says "Lewis has tremendous upside when he's healthy. He had close to top-of-the-scale speed before he hurt his knee that made him a dangerous baserunner... He is capable of driving the ball to all fields and there's plenty of raw power for him to tap into."

Lewis will make his major league debut for the Twins Friday night. 

There's no word as of yet how long Correa will be out with his broken finger, but Lewis should get a chance in the short-term to show his stuff.

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