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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).

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