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Mica Lewis worked on consistency, saw six seasons, AA

Mica Lewis 1990 Osceola Astros card

Toward the end of his fifth pro season, one spent at AA Orlando, Mica Lewis gained praise from his manager for his consistency, The Orlando Sentinel wrote.

His manager, Phil Roof, even looked ahead for Lewis.

"If he can add a little smoothness to his defense, I think he could become a good role player in the majors," Roof told The Sentinel.

Lewis apparently never could improve his defense enough to take those final steps. He saw just one more season. He topped out at AA.

Lewis' career began in 1988, taken by the Astros in the second round of the draft out of Cal State Los Angeles. 

He started with the Astros at short-season Auburn. He hit .280 in 58 games there. He then split 1989 between Auburn and single-A Asheville. He hit .231 that season.

Lewis started 1990 at high-A Osceola, before moving to the Twins and single-A Kenosha in a trade. He hit .216 in 107 total games.

He played 1991 at high-A Visalia, then 1992 at Orlando. He hit .271 in 128 games at Orlando. He didn't return to the Twins.

Lewis played 1993 between AA Reading with the Phillies and AA Orlando with the Cubs. He saw 116 games total and hit .204 to mark his last season as a pro.

Mica Lewis 1990 Osceola Astros card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,335
Made the Majors:1,399-32.3%
Never Made Majors:2,936-67.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:569
10+ Seasons in the Minors:352

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