IP 198
ERA 3.682
WHIP 1.359
BB/9 3.864
SO/9 8.045
  • Full name Jensen Daniel Lewis
  • Born 05/16/1984 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Vanderbilt
  • Debut 07/16/2007
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (102nd overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2005 (signed for $375,000).
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    Lewis supplanted Ryan Mullins as Vanderbilt's top pitcher, and has the athletic ability and stuff to be either a third or fourth starter or quality relief pitcher. He's filled many roles at Vanderbilt, where he was virtually a one-man bullpen in 2003 and then a late-season replacement at closer as a sophomore. Lewis proved he could handle the pressure of being the No. 1 starter, taking over when Mullins was suspended and never giving up the role. He doesn't have a plus pitch, but he has a cerebral approach and excellent command of his fastball, changeup and slider. He throws in the 88-91 mph range, touching a 92 but getting more movement and better location in the 87-89 range. He has the savvy to add and subtract from the pitch, and his loose arm and pitcher's frame leads scouts to believe he has more velocity to come. Lewis' best secondary pitch is his changeup; it has decent sink and looks like his fastball coming out of his hand. If he improves his servicable slider, a fringy pitch by pro standards, Lewis' competitiveness and developing frame should allow him to remain a starter as a pro.

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