Weeks before the draft, a report emerged suggesting the Twins would not take flame-throwing high school pitcher Hunter Greene with the No. 1 overall pick.
"We know he's going to be a leader the second he steps on the field", Minnesota chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said. Lewis hit.377 with four homers and stole 25 bases for JSerra Catholic High School.
Alabama high school outfielder Bubba Thompson was the last of the four players at the draft to be selected, going to Texas with the 26th pick. On the morning of the draft, our own Jeff Passan said McKay and Lewis were the two names in play. "Not very many guys have that", vice president for player personnel Mike Radcliff said.
Leach, a high school senior from Pickering, Ontario, Canana, recently converted from catcher to pitcher. Despite posting a 4-1 record with a 1.34 ERA as a junior, the pick comes with uncertainty after he underwent Tommy John Surgery in May, but the Yankees are fond of his upside.
Lewis could be a value pick for the Twins, who could save money to filter down and sign other draft choices.
There is no TV coverage of the draft on Tuesday, but MLB.com will provide online streaming, including analysis and information from draft gurus Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo from MLB's New York Studios.
The first college player selected was Louisville first baseman/left-hander Brendan McKay, who went fourth overall to the Tampa Bay Rays.
"I think you use speed for everything: defensively, offensively, and it helps with range", Lewis said.
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Cleveland's last two runs came in the eighth inning, on an RBI double by Michael Brantley , and RBI single by Edwin Encarnacion. Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis (neck spasms) was scratched from the lineup and replaced by Erik Gonzalez.
University of Virginia juniors went back to back, as the Arizona Diamondbacks selected first baseman Pavin Smith at No. 7 and the Philadelphia Phillies picked center fielder Adam Haseley at No. 8.
The Twins, however, passed on Greene, allowing the Reds to strike.
And while the Reds drafted him as a pitcher, Greene sounded as though he still might have designs on playing the infield, too.
The San Diego Padres took left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore of Whiteville (N.C.) High School with the third pick.
Greene was a two-way stud in high school, as he had enough power to win home run derbies and was dominant as a pitcher, throwing as hard as 102 miles per hour. It was the third time in the past 30 years that black players were chosen with the first two picks, and the first time since 1992 that three black players went in the top 10.
With the fifth pick, the Atlanta Braves chose Vanderbilt right-hander Kyle Wright.
UC Irvine second baseman Keston Hiura was the ninth pick.
In a touching moment that drew a standing ovation from the former major leaguers serving as team representatives, 11-year-old Yankees fan Landis Sims - born without hands or feet - announced his favourite team's first-round selection: SC right-hander Clarke Schmidt at No. 16 overall.