The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 10th round pick Taylor Lewis, Pirates Prospects has learned. Lewis, a center fielder out of the University of Maine, put up a .287/.367/.412 line in 216 at-bats this year, with 20 stolen bases. He was rated the fifth best prospect in upper New England by Baseball America.
We first heard that the Pirates were interested in Lewis a few weeks ago from a report in the Bangor Daily News. He’s a line drive hitter who hits to the gaps, and runs a 6.5 60 yard dash. He is a good defender, although his arm might limit him to left field duties. He has power potential due to his forearm and wrist strength, which would really add value to his overall package.
The Draft Pick Signing Tracker has been updated with the signing. The Pirates have now added six players from the 2011 draft.
UPDATE 11:03 PM: Lewis will begin his career with the State College Spikes.