Sunday, August 10, 2008

Giants Give Fred Lewis a Chance to Show His Stuff

Late bloomer Fred Lewis -- who surprisingly has played himself into a full-time outfield gig at the expense of veteran Dave Roberts -- is being given a shot at batting in the 3-hole for the Triple A San Francisco Giants.

With veterans Aaron Rowand and Bengie Molina hitting behind him, Lewis theoretically will see a more predictable variety of pitches, especially a lot of fastballs in the zone. The idea is that this will help Lewis cut down his strikeouts, and realize his five-tool potential with 20-30 homers, 40-50 bags and an average in the .300 range.