Lewis, as you might remember, was the American League Rookie of the Year in 2020 with the Seattle Mariners.
Still 27, he is trying to re-launch his career after seeing it affected by injuries and underperformance in the last two seasons.
Last year, for example, he was limited to just 18 games, in which he hit .143/.226/.304 with three home runs.
He had been sidelined since June 2021 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
As a result, he got a late start to the season, and then he suffered a concussion.
Diamondbacks fans are excited about his arrival nevertheless.
They know that even though he has suffered multiple physical issues in the last couple of campaigns, the talent is there for Lewis to be an impact player.
“If you need us, we’ll be over here watching Kyle Lewis highlights,” PHNX Diamondbacks tweeted, with a two-minute video that starts with Lewis homering off a Justin Verlander fastball.
If you need us, we’ll be over here watching Kyle Lewis highlights. pic.twitter.com/EXUvZpfSOr
— PHNX Diamondbacks (@PHNX_Dbacks) November 18, 2022
The clip contains additional home runs.
The D-backs certainly needed another power bat, one who can play in all outfield positions.
Lewis is better at the corners, but can play center in a pinch.
Overall, the D-Backs are getting a nice reclamation project, but expectations should be tempered until he shows he can stay on the field for a long period of time.
If that happens, he could be able to replicate his rookie season success.
That year, he homered 11 times in 58 games, which makes for a nice 162-game pace.
Can he go back to the player he was in 2020?
If he can, Arizona will easily win the trade.