• Full name James Howard Lewis
  • Born 11/02/2000 in Jacksonville, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Lake Travis
  • Drafted in the 2C round (78th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019 (signed for $1,097,500).
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    Another one of the many high-upside arms coming out of the Texas prep ranks in 2019, Lewis is a scout’s dream at 6-foot-6, 200 pounds with professional bloodlines. Lewis’ father—also named Jimmy—was drafted by the Astros in the second round out of Florida State in 1991. The progression on the younger Lewis’ fastball over the past couple of years has only added to scouts’ excitement. As a sophomore, Lewis sat mostly in the 86-88 mph range, but he pounded the strike zone with a clean arm action and athleticism that looked promising for his future development. Then, this spring, Lewis increased his velocity into the low 90s, touching 95 mph. He also throws a breaking ball that projects as an above-average offering, while flashing a solid changeup as well. With two solid secondaires, a fastball that could easily become a plus pitch down the line, a large frame that’s easy to project on, athleticism and strike-throwing ability, Lewis is overflowing with starter’s attributes. He’s committed to Louisiana State and is expected to be a tough sign, but he’s pitched well enough this spring that a team might buy him out of that commitment in the second or third round.

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  • RHP Jimmy Lewis assigned to ACL Dodgers.

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