Dodgers: A full draft review of the first three rounds
One of the Dodgers four high school level picks came in the second round when they went with Lake Travis High School senior Jimmy Lewis.
Lewis is a huge right-handed pitcher with overwhelming velocity and solid offspeed stuff.
At 6’6, the young righty already touches 96 miles per hour and has the stamina to maintain mid to low 90’s throughout the entirety of his appearances. The power fastball that should only gain more velocity in the pros is backed up by a solid mid to high 70s curveball and a changeup that still needs work.
All of his pitches come from a high three-quarters slot giving him great pitch deception based solely off his arm slot and his hight on the mound.
Lewis has committed to Louisiana State University as apart of their recruiting class for next year but his decision about his future is still unclear. He could very well be joining the Dodgers in rookie ball this year or at the onset of the 2020 season.
All in all, should Lewis sign a deal with the Dodgers or not, he is a premier right-handed talent that will make a baseball team very happy either now or in the future.