AZDR Prospect Snapshot: Liberty 2020 Catcher Kyle Lewis (Uncommitted)
The Liberty Lions were one of the feel good stories of the 2019 Arizona High School season.
Despite graduating 13 seniors from a club that went 23-8 and captured the 2018 5A State Title, the Lions moved up a division to 6A and made it to the final 6 of the state tournament, due in large part to the play and leadership of 2020 catcher Kyle Lewis.
Kyle played sparingly as a sophomore for Liberty, but he burst onto the scene in a big way this spring. He played in all 30 games for the Lions, hitting .365 with 4 doubles and 2 homers.
While Kyle is a solid offensive catcher with some thump in the bat, it’s his defensive prowess that will be his calling card. He is a very smooth receiver with good framing skills, and he is tough as nails behind the dish. At 6-0 180, he has some good strength to his frame and there is more to come.
Kyle was charged with only one error in 230 chances this spring.
He has a big arm, and he isn’t afraid to show it, totaling an incredible 39 assists in 30 games from behind the plate.
Kyle was rewarded for his play by being selected to the 2019 Arizona Junior Sunbelt Team.
In the classroom Kyle is a solid student with a 3.2 GPA.
In the dugout he has natural leadership intangibles and is a gritty competitor.
Kyle is beginning to receive college offers, and as the fall approaches more schools will no doubt be taking notice.
This will be a very solid pick up for the college program that is able to close the deal.
20 Questions with Kyle Lewis:
All time favorite Major Leaguer? Mike Trout
Favorite current Major Leaguer? Mike Trout
Who has been the biggest influence on you athletically? Mike Hintze
One word to describe your style of play? Tough
What is the one thing most people don’t know about you? I played football through freshmen year
4 artists currently in my mp3 player? YG, Chief Keef, Shoreline, Lil Uzi
Favorite Movie? Step Brothers
On my secluded island, strand me with… Sommer Ray
In 10 years I hope to be….Playing baseball
Refreshing beverage of choice? Sprite
Three people I’d like to have at my dinner table? Derek Jeter, Megan Fox, Selena Gomez
What’s on the menu for your perfect dinner? Bone in Ribeye, Crab legs, Au Gratin potatoes
When they make the movie based on your life, who gets the starring role? Jason Statham
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
In my spare time, when I’m not playing baseball, I like to…. Hang out with friends
Best player I’ve played against? Nolan Gorman
Best teammate I’ve had? Bennett Beltramo
Beach or Mountains? Beach
Favorite TV shows? Breaking bad
Most embarrassing moment on the baseball field? Striking out 4 times in a game