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Dean’s Dozen: Our Top 12 Orioles prospects for the 2017 season

Photo credit: Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire

Photo credit: Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire

No. 12

DJ Stewart, OF

2016 Statistics: .254, 10 HRs, 55 RBIs, 26 SBs, 24 2Bs in 121 games (Delmarva/Frederick)
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In 213 at-bats with Delmarva to start the season, the 2015 first-round pick (25th overall) batted .230. Stewart, who will turn 23 later this month, struggled most against left-handers, hitting only .185 average in 54 at-bats. Still, the organization decided to push him at the All-Star Break with a promotion to Frederick. And that’s where he turned things around. In 201 at-bats with the Keys, Stewart hit .279. But, most important, the Florida State product raised his average against lefties to .274 in 62 at-bats. In the Arizona Fall League, Stewart earned a spot in the “Fall Stars Game” that will be played this Saturday. Through Monday, he is batting .220 (11-for-50) with 11 walks in the AFL. Stewart hasn’t dominated to this point in his professional career, but he knows how to get on base and can make some things happen once he’s there (26 stolen bases in 35 attempts in 2016).

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. 5brooks5

    November 3, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Great article Dean, thanks for the info,especially the part about Mullins, could be quite the find. Local opinions are always the best. Keep them coming,helps with baseball withdraw.

    • Dean Jones

      November 3, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks for the kind words. Can’t wait until pitchers and catchers report. It’ll be here before we know it.

  2. ZantiGM

    November 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    13-20-brian gonzalez,ryan mesinger,drew dosch,ericl salcedo,bierfelht and wynston sawyer?

    • Dean Jones

      November 3, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Brian Gonzalez was actually just on the cusp of inclusion. Meisinger deserves a spot, too. I think if we’re doing 20, Tanner Scott easily gets in there.

  3. ZantiGM

    December 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I disagree on Reyes and Mullins for top12..i would replace them in top 12 with Grimes and Wynns 13-brian gonzalez 14-dietz 15-bierfeldt Note-I love Hays and Mountcastle and looking for them to have very solid 2017 seasons.

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