How would you feel if a big-time senior was holding on to the same position as you?
The top two prospects in the Minnesota Twins 안전놀이터 are both shortstops. Brooks Lee (22) and Royce Lewis (24) are ranked first and second in the MLB pipeline’s prospect rankings for Minnesota clubs, both of whom are shortstop positions.
However, Minnesota re-signed after twists and turns with Carlos Correa this winter. Correa was guaranteed 6 years and 200 million dollars (approximately 247 billion won), and if the club option is implemented, the contract can increase to up to 10 years and 270 million dollars. For Lee and Lewis, who dreamed of becoming major league starters, the news was like a thunderbolt.
Correa, who signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with Minnesota a year ago, opted out after last year’s season. With a batting average of .291 (152 hits in 522 at-bats), 22 homers, 64 RBIs and an OPS of 0.834 in 136 appearances, Correa was confident he could win a better contract.
In the actual market, prestigious clubs sent love calls. The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets have offered mega-ton contracts. However, when a medical issue was raised about Correa’s injured ankle in the minor leagues, both clubs canceled the agreed contract. First, when San Francisco dismissed the 13-year, $350 million contract, the Mets quickly intervened and offered to sign a 12-year, $315 million contract, but canceled the contract after two weeks of renegotiation for the same reason.
In the end, Correa agreed to a contract with Minnesota, the original team, under drastically reduced conditions, and even held an initiation ceremony. Watching this scene, Lee and Louis couldn’t help but fall into a sense of collapse. If you are a player, you have no choice but to do it without showing it. However, the two players showed opposite reactions.
On the 29th (Korean time), MLB.com published an article titled, ‘Is Correa an obstacle to Twins prospects?’, ‘Two of the Twins’ top prospects are both shortstops. I can’t help but wonder how they’ll feel given that Correa is going to sit down as a permanent shortstop for at least the next six years,’ he said, introducing the reactions of the two players.
Lee said, “Among baseball players, I am luckier than anyone else. When I heard that Correa had renewed his contract, I thought the best thing had happened to me. I wonder if I became a teammate with a player like Correa. Correa is a great player and a leader. . That’s a clear fact every day.”
“I’m so happy he’s back, because he was a great mentor to me last year,” said Lewis. expressed his feelings about
MLB.com said, ‘Lee, Lewis and Correa met again today at the Target Field clubhouse. They reunite in Fort Myers, Florida, three weeks later, and Correa will walk the ground with both players.”
Lee, who came from the first round of last year’s draft, recorded a batting average of 0.303 (37 hits in 122 at-bats), 4 home runs, 15 RBIs, 17 runs scored, and a PS of 0.750 in his first season. He looks like he’ll be playing in Double-A this season.
Lewis, who joined with the 1st overall pick in the 1st round of the 2017 draft, posted a batting average of 0.313, 5 homers and 15 RBIs for a month in Triple A last year, and debuted in the major leagues in early May, batting average 0.300 (12 hits in 40 at-bats) in 12 games, He made a strong impression with 2 homers and 5 RBIs, but the season ended early due to a knee injury and surgery. Lewis, who started this season on the injured list, is aiming for a mid-season return.
“I told Lewis he’s a championship type player no matter what position he plays,” Minnesota general manager Shad Levine said. He said that there is a possibility of a position change.