Richard Lewis
9
2B/SS
6-1, 180
R/R
Marietta, Ga.
(Pope)

2008: Signed with Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League 3/31....placed on inactive list by Camden 7/13....ranked second in Atlantic League with 18 stolen bases at the time he left the team.

2007: Hit .400 (6-for-15) with two doubles and five RBI while seeing duty at second base, third base and in the outfield in 14 Major League Spring Training games for the Royals....assigned to Class AA Wichita Wranglers (Texas League) to begin regular season....promoted to Class AAA Omaha (Pacific Coast League) 4/23....hit game-tying ninth inning home run 5/25 vs. New Orleans....hit game-deciding ninth-inning home run 7/17 at Albuquerque....belted game-ending solo home run in the bottom of the 13th to beat Round Rock 8/26....struck out one batter during a 1-2-3 inning of relief 8/31 at Iowa.

2006: Assigned to Class AA West Tenn to begin season....handled utility duties seeing action at every position except catcher....struck out first two batters he faced during a 1-2-3 ninth inning of mop-up relief in professional pitching debut 6/14 at Huntsville....once again became regular 2B following promotion of Eric Patterson to Class AAA 8/19.......selected by Kansas City Royals 12/7 in the Triple A phase of the Rule 5 draft.

2005: Once again assigned to Class AAA Iowa (Pacific Coast League)....granted re-assignment to Class A Daytona 5/26....returned to Class AA West Tenn 5/30....moved back up to Iowa 7/3....added to the Cubs 40-man roster 11/18.

2004: Added to Braves' 40-man roster and reported to Major League camp for Spring Training....went 5-for-12 with one home run and three RBI in seven exhibition games for Atlanta....traded to Chicago Cubs with LHP Andy Pratt in exchange for pitchers Juan Cruz and Steve Smyth 3/25....assigned to Class AA West Tenn (Southern League)....selected for Southern League All-Star Game....promoted to Class AAA Iowa Cubs 8/3....was leading Southern League in triples (10) and extra base hits (47) while ranking second in batting average (.329), hits (125), doubles (27), and runs scored (68) at time of his promotion....batting average set record for the West Tenn franchise....also committed just two errors in 98 appearances at second base for West Tenn....named Southern League's Most Valuable Player as well as league's Topps Player of the Year....suffered a fracture of the tibia just below his knee along with major ligament damage in his right ankle while stealing second base during the first inning of Iowa's regular season finale 9/6....Underwent surgery 9/8 in Chicago....unable to play Winter baseball in Venezuela due to the injury.

2003: Assigned to Class AA Greenville (Southern League)....also played for Mesa Solar Sox of Arizona Fall League capturing the league batting title with a .404 average while ranking second in the league in both stolen bases (9) and on base percentage (.448)....also homered to lead the Solar Sox to a 7-2 victory over the Mesa Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League Championship Game....named to AFL All-Prospect Team as voted on by the league's managers and coaches.

2002: Assigned to Class A Myrtle Beach (Carolina League)....set franchise record for most runs scored in a single season with 82....named No. 19 prospect in CL by Baseball America.

2001: Second team All-ACC selection at shortstop....Only player to play every inning of every game during season....delivered a pair of two-RBI singles in season-opening victory against Lamar 2/9....hit for cycle 2/17 at Georgia Southern....overall when 6-for-11 with six RBI during Georgia Southern series to earn ACC Player of the Week nod for Feb. 13-19....drove in seven runs with a triple and two homers in opening game of doubleheader 2/27 vs. Oakland University....overall, hit safely in first 14 game of season....moved to shortstop in March as Tech adjusted infield in absence of Mark Teixeira....belted grand slam home run to start Tech comeback from 7-0 deficit 4/13 vs. Wake Forest....went 10-for-15 during three-game series with Charleston Southern May 4-6, including school-record tying two triples during 5/5 contest....tied ACC Tournament record with five hits vs. Duke 5/16....semi-finalist for the 2001 Dick Howser Trophy....named to the Dean's List for spring semester....signed professional contract ($850,000 bonus) after being selected by Atlanta Braves with 40th pick overall....assigned to Class A Jamestown (New York-Penn League).

2000: Enjoyed breakout season as sophomore earning second team all-America honors from USA Today/Baseball Weekly as well as first team all-ACC honors....went 5-for-5 vs. UNC-Greensboro 2/27 to begin 27-game hitting streak....average hovered near .500 mark as late as second week of April....spent summer with U.S. National Team teaming with Mark Teixeira on squad that posted a 27-3-1 record over the course of an exhibition tour of the U.S., including series against national teams from Japan, Taiwan and Korea, as well as a sweep to the gold medal at the 2000 Honkbal Tournament in Haarlem, The Netherlands....Named to Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll for 1999-2000.

1999: Tech's third-leading hitter in terms of average, and led the team in sacrifices....Made only one error in 18 games after taking over as the starting second baseman on Apr. 18 against Wake Forest, and was involved in 14 double plays....Hit safely in nine of his final 10 games (14-for-39)....Went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Tech's win at UCLA on Feb. 5....Also had three-hit games at Virginia on Apr. 2 (3-for-6) and at Duke on Apr. 10 (3-for-4)....Had two of the Jackets' three hits against Wake Forest all-America Mike MacDougal on Apr. 16 (2-for-2)....Had two of Tech's four hits against UNC's Ryan Snare in a 5-0 loss May 15....Hit .316 in ACC games, and posted a .364 average away from home....Hit his only home run Mar. 2 vs. Charleston Southern....ACC Tournament: 4-for-12, scored four runs....In fall practice, had worked his way into a primary backup position until a life-threatening bout of bacterial meningitis landed him in the hospital....Was in serious condition initially, but fully recovered and started pre-season practice without problem.

High School: Earned all-county honors in 1998....Voted East Cobb Defensive Player of the Year in 1995 and 1996....Earned all-tournament honors at the AAU World Series, Super Seven Series and Georgia Dugout Club....Batted a career high .440 with 10 doubles and two home runs in 1998....Lettered three years for coach Jeff Rowland.... Also lettered three years in basketball....Named all-state and all-region in basketball in 1998....Set school record for points in a game scoring 41....Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.

Personal: Richard Hammond Lewis, III....Born June 29, 1980....Son of Dick and Carol Lewis....Enjoys playing basketball....Major: Management.

 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Year    Avg.   G-GS    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB  SO  SB-A   Fld%
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 1999   .338   47-39   148   26   50    3   0   1   14   20  27   7-13  .986
 2000   .398   65-65   274   79  109   17   3   4   52   24  34  10-14  .979
 2001   .376   61-61   266   77  100   13   6  11   64   28  36  11-11  .936
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 Career .376  173-165  688  182  259   33   9  16  130   72  97  28-39  .963


 
 USA Baseball
         Avg.  G-GS  AB   R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   OB%  BB  SO  SB-A   Fld%  
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 2000   .323  29-23  96  24   31   6   1   1   10  .421  12  21  16-19  .976



 Professional Statistics
 Year  Team           AVG   G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO  SB-A
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 2001  Jamestown     .242  71 285  37  69   7  1  4  27  20  50  16-20
 2002  Myrtle Beach  .279 130 484  82 135  23  4  2  51  55  80  31-41
 2003  Greenville    .239 129 460  59 110  23  3  6  47  44 101  19-28 
       Mesa (AFL)    .404  21  89  14  36   4  1  3  19   6  19   9-11
 2004  West Tenn     .329  99 380  68 125  27 10 10  59  37  94   7-13
       Iowa          .239  31 117  13  28   8  1  3  11   4  21   4-4 
 2005  Iowa          .217  87 263  28  57  10  3  2  23  18  64   4-6
       Daytona       .182   3  11   1   2   1  1  0   0   2   6   0-0
       West Tenn     .246  28  69   8  17   1  1  1   7  13  18   2-3
 2006  West Tenn     .252 115 345  42  87  18  2  2  30  29  64  17-22
 2007  Wichita       .260  15  50   2  13   1  0  0   6   3   6   0-1
       Omaha         .233  84 292  42  68  12  1  5  32  19  62   3-4
 2008  Camden        .284  68 264  43  75  15  1  0  33  21  40  18-21


 Pitching
 Year  Team            W-L    ERA   G  GS  SV   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR 
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 2006  West Tenn       0-0   0.00   1   0   0   1.0    0   0   0   0   2   0
 2007  Iowa            0-0   6.00   2   0   0   3.0    2   2   2   1   1   1