By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
May 4, 2010
Chad Lewis has the right-handed power potential to all fields, which is what will get him drafted. I think his power plays. The main concern with Lewis is if he will consistently hit enough to bring the power in. That’s what we’ll find out in the coming years. I’ve seen this guy’s BP power with wood and it is legit. And I think he has a chance to be an average defender at the advanced levels, which is enough. Time and the bat will tell.
Chad Lewis, 3B
Bats: R, Throws: R
Games: 5, Innings: 20
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Man’s body – high hips, broad sloping shoulders, strong hands and forearms. Has room for more muscle and flexibility; pro-style body all the way.
STRENGTHS: Raw right-handed power. Likes to get extension, has shown BP power to all fields with wood. Bad ball mistake hitter, will beat you if you hang one. Enough arm for 3B, strong and clean arm actions.
WEAKNESSES: Needs to prove he can make consistent contact. Long swing, needs to shorten it up in coming years, needs to prove he can hit off-speed and square balls more consistently. Slow first step from box, a little bit better underway. Limited range at third base, has shown some development since Fall, needs to continue softening hands. Below-average runner.
SUMMARY: Can give you RHH power from a corner position. Needs to prove he can hit enough to bring power into play in the coming years. Better athlete than he looks, I can see him working it out at third base if the commitment is there. Should be hard for a club to walk away from the body type and the power.
Overall Future Potential: 50