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Kyle Lewis continues to rake with the Reno Aces

Jul 1, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks designated hitter Kyle Lewis (1) hits a single against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Few players in the game of baseball leave fans as perplexed as Diamondbacks outfielder Kyle Lewis does.

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His rollercoaster season has been marked by a never-ending cycle of dazzling success in Triple-A followed by struggles upon his return to the Majors. This bewildering pattern has repeated itself three times over the course of this season alone.

Most recently, the former 2020 Rookie of the Year was once again demoted to play with the Reno Aces after a lackluster 2-18 performance at the plate during a five-day span in August with the Diamondbacks.

As has become customary, Lewis has been nothing short of unstoppable since his return to Triple-A.

Dating back to August 23rd, he boasts an impressive slash line of 15/40 (.375), contributing 17 RBIs and delivering three consecutive multi-hit games.

This recent surge with the Aces has propelled his season batting average in Triple-A to an impressive .364 in 2023, despite not spending the full season there. Additionally, Lewis leads the Aces in home runs and RBIs.

Meanwhile, with the Diamondbacks, it is almost the exact opposite.

Across three separate stints in the Majors, he holds a dismal .157 batting average, accompanied by 21 strikeouts and just eight hits in 51 at-bats.

At this point, the Diamondbacks have no idea what they should.

On one hand, if Lewis could finally bring his Triple-A productivity up to the majors, then that bat could single handedly carry the Diamondbacks into a Wild Card spot.

Conversely, there’s the risk of committing to a fourth chance with Lewis, possibly adding a struggling bat to their lineup when every out counts.

Should the Diamondbacks give Kyle Lewis one more chance with the season winding down?

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