Kyle Alexander Lewis…resides in Palm Coast, FL...graduated from Shiloh (GA) High School in 2013…named a 2013 Rawlings/Perfect Game High School Senior Preseason All-America honorable mention and selected as an All-State selection… attended Mercer University from 2013-16…2-time Southern Conference Player of the Year (2015 & 2016)…2016 Golden Spikes Award…Baseball America's 2016 College Player of the Year and First Team All-America…named to six All-America teams in 2016.
Hit .268 (19x71) with 10 runs, 5 doubles, 6 home runs, 13 RBI and 3 walks in 18 games with the Mariners...First player in Major League history to homer in 6 of his first 10 career games...Second player in big league history to homer in each of his first 3 career games (also: Trevor Story-COL, 2016)...Homered in each of his first 3 career games, 4 of his first 6, 5 of his first 8 and 6 of his first 10 games...Hit safely in 8 of his first 10 career games, batting .325 (13x40) with 10 runs, 3 doubles, 6 home runs, 12 RBI and 2 walks...Hit his first career home run, a game-tying homer in the 5th inning, on September 10 vs. Cincinnati…his second home run was a go-ahead, 3-run home run in the 7th inning on September 11 vs. Cincinnati…became the 1st player in Major League history to hit a game-tying or go-ahead home run in the 5th inning or later in each of his first 2 games…via STATS LLC...First Mariner in club history to homer in 4 of first 6 career games and 4th Major Leaguer to do so (also: Trevor Story-COL, 5 G, 2016; Yordan Alvarez-HOU, 4 G, 2019; Sam Horn-BOS, 4 G, 1987)…via STATS LLC...His .592 slugging percentage ranks 2nd among Mariners rookies in the month of September, trailing only Mitch Haniger in 2017 (.635)...Had 4 extra-base hits in first 3 career games - first Mariner to do so - and 9 extra-base hits in first 10 career games - second Mariner to do so (also: Alvin Davis, 1984)...Made Major League debut on September 10 vs. Cincinnati, starting in right field…homered off Trevor Bauer in the 5th inning for first hit...- Hit the Mariners longest home run of the year, a 457-foot blast off Lucas Sims on September 12 vs. the Reds...Selected from Double-A Arkansas on September 10...In 122 games with Double-A Arkansas this season, hit .263 (120x457) with 61 runs, 25 doubles, 2 triples, 11 home runs, 62 RBI, 56 walks, a .342 on-base percentage and a .398 slugging percentage (.741 OPS)...Texas League Player of the Week for June 17-23 after batting .524 (11x21) with 7 runs, 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 7 walks and a 1.262 OPS (.643 OBP / .619 SLG) in 6 games.
Split the year with High-A Modesto and Double-A Arkansas, batting a combined .244 (80x328) with 39 runs, 26 doubles, 9 home runs and 52 RBI in 86 games…on Team USA at the All-Star Futures Game on July 15 at Nationals Park…Cal League North Division All-Star…on May 28 at Stockton, had one of the best games of his career: season-high 4 hits, first career multi-homer game and a career-high (tied) 5 RBI…promoted to Arkansas on July 21…began season on IL, April 5-May 12, with a bone spur in right knee.
Limited to 38 games with High-A Modesto due to injury…also appeared in 11 games with the AZL Mariners…on the IL, April 6 - June 11 and June 15 - July 13, with patella tendinitis in right knee…played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League and was 3-for-8 with 3 runs, 2 doubles, 1 RBI and 1 walk in 2 games.
Reached base safely in 26 of 30 games in first pro season with Short-A Everett... Northwest League All-Star (DNP, injury)…ranked T2nd in the Northwest League with 5 triples…injured in a collision at home plate on July 19 vs. Tri-City; did not play the remainder of the year…placed on the IL with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) as well as a torn medial & lateral meniscus in his right knee.