Future Games Spotlight: AJ Lewis



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By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

Name: AJ Lewis                                      
Graduating Class: 2016AJ Lewis
Position: C
School: Mount Carmel
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180

Rank
State: 10
Overall:
43   

Lewis is a high-level catching prospect, who plays third base for Mount Carmel due to Valparaiso commit Scott Kapers. Athletic 5-foot-9, 165-pound frame, wide shoulders, physically developed. All-around advanced set of tools. Advanced offensive prospect; simple, quiet mechanics yet creates explosive bat speed, tremendous barrel whip through zone. Simple, repeatable swing; short stride, minimal load, maintains excellent balance throughout, gap-to-gap approach, loose, athletic hands, stays flat through zone. Defensively, has extremely athletic feet, receives with confidence and maturity. Has quick, athletic transfer, good directional footwork, ball stays on line, accurate pop times ranging between 2.01-2.07. Registered 73 mph from crouch. Shows the athleticism and hands to play third base as secondary position, but no doubt will stick behind the plate.  Handles himself very well at third.  Soft hands, attacks baseball, fluid actions on run through ball with good body control.  Shows short powerful arm action.  Plenty of arm strength on back hand, impressive carry on throws, gets rid of the baseball quickly.
Ran a 7.09 60 and 4.62 seconds from home to first.

 The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is a one-of-a-kind event featuring the top 2016 prospects from across our 10 state coverage area. This year taking place at Grand Park in Westfield, IN from July 31-August 2, hundreds of scouts from across the country will fill the stands to watch some of the top uncommitted 2016 prospects across our coverage area.

Last year’s Illinois Class of 2015 Future Games Team has already seen thirteen Division 1 commitments from that roster. Over the next several weeks we will begin to unveil prospects who have been selected to participate in this year's event with a brief history and bio of the player and what we can expect from him at the PBR Future Games.

Current Team Illinois Roster

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Garrett Acton IL Lemont 2016 RHP
Brandon Bossard IL Nazareth Academy 2016 SS
Ben Brecht IL New Trier 2016 LHP
Matt Burch IL Warren 2016 SS
Cal Coughlin IL Carmel 2016 3B
Joe Dittmar IL Richmond Burton 2016 3B
Andrew Dyke IL Brother Rice 2016 OF
Dylan Gilbert IL St. Ignatius 2016 OF
Brenden Heiss IL Jacobs 2016 RHP
Jeremy Houston IL Mount Carmel 2016 SS
Brady Huffman IL Genoa Kingston 2016 RHP
Cooper Johnson IL Carmel Catholic 2016 C
Ryan Kutt IL Brother Rice 2017 RHP
AJ Lewis IL Mount Carmel 2016 C
Brad Littleton IL Coal City 2016 RHP
Cole Miller IL York 2016 LHP
Jack Molnar IL Fremd 2016 OF
Joe Santoro IL Carmel 2016 LHP
Bobby Seymour IL Mount Carmel 2017 1B


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