May 17, 2021

MLB: Five Youngsters to Watch in 2020 (Baseball Essential)


With baseball at a halt, we could be waiting longer than expected for opening day. But despite the delays to the 2020 Major League Baseball season, there are still many things to look forward to as another big-league campaign approaches. The youth movement is in full swing at the major-league level, with numerous youngsters making their mark across the bigs. From Ronald Acuna Jr. to Pete Alonso, baseball is in very good hands with a bevy of talented players in their early-to-mid-20s.

With that in mind, here are five youngsters who could make some noise in 2020. Some of these names have already had a cup of coffee at the MLB level, while others will make their debuts this season.

Royce Lewis, Minnesota Twins (Ninth on Top 100)

The first overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, Lewis has enjoyed a solid minor-league career to date. At just 20 years old, he reached Double-A last season while also representing the Twins in the 2019 Futures Game. He hit just .236 between High-A and Double-A last season, but his tools are very loud in every category. He runs very well, and although he swiped just 22 bags last year, Lewis has the potential to be a serious base-stealer in the future. The…

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