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Royce Oliver Lewis is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Minnesota Twins (MLB). The Twins selected him first overall in the 2017 MLB draft.

Lewis went to San Juan Capistrano’s JSerra Catholic High School. He was named the Los Angeles Times high school baseball player of the year as a junior after hitting.429 with four home runs.

Royce Lewis Parents: Meet Cindy Lewis and William Lewis
Royce Lewis Parents: Meet Cindy Lewis and William Lewis

Lewis was regarded as one of the top prospects available in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. He has committed to playing college baseball at the University of California, Irvine.

Lewis was chosen first overall by the Minnesota Twins in the 2017 draft. Lewis made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Twins of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League on June 26 after the Twins announced his signing on June 17.

Lewis was promoted to the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Class A Midwest League on August 12.

Lewis was diagnosed with an ACL tear on February 24, 2021, and surgery was scheduled for February 26. Lewis will miss the 2021 season due to the injury, which required nine months of recovery.

On November 19, 2021, he was added to the 40-man roster following the season. Lewis made his Twins debut on May 6, 2022.

Meet Cindy Lewis and William Lewis

Royce Lewis was born to his parents Cindy Lewis and William Lewis on June 5, 1999.

Royce’s father, William Lewis, had become friends with Hunter during his five-year stint with the Los Angeles Angels. Lewis works as a sommelier (wine steward).

While some fathers brag to major leaguers about their ball-playing sons, William Lewis prioritized his professional responsibilities.

He took Royce to Angels games and had a picture taken with Hunter when Royce was 10, but there was no pressure to give advice or participate in free clinics.