High School Baseball

Twins sign top draft pick Royce Lewis

The Minnesota Twins have signed shortstop Royce Lewis, giving the first overall pick in the amateur draft this week a $6,725,000 bonus that's the most for a high school player since the new compensation system began five years ago.

Lewis put his signature on the contract Saturday during a news conference at Target Field held between games of a doubleheader. He will start his professional career with Minnesota's rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida.

"This is every boy's dream," said Lewis, who was the Gatorade Player of the Year for California, where he starred at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano in Orange...

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