Pirates Agree to Terms With 10th Round Pick Taylor Lewis

Lewis has agreed to terms with the Pirates.

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.

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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Nate

So strange comparing the year-to-year stats after the intro of the new bats.  Is it correct to assume that cross-player comparison of stats is “new bat neutral”, everything else being equal (non-injury, stable lineup, league factors, etc) or have some players reacted better to the new bats than others?

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