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DJ Stewart

Born: 11/30/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 210
Primary Position: LF
Thick and short frame; potential bad body; will need to keep in shape throughout career.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 07/26/2015
Dates Seen 7/24/15 - 7/26/15
Affiliate Aberdeen IronBirds (, Orioles)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Moderate 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Average bat speed; swing is muscled and lacks looseness in the wrists; moderate barrel control; quiet upper half; extreme crouching stance; does not use bottom half efficiently; mild toe tap with moderate load; lacks balance throughout swing; solid approach, can get overly passive; mild recognition of spin; trouble with velocity on inner-half and up in the zone; can pound inside with fastball routinely.
Power 40 Above-average raw power; swing is linear and muscled; batting stance saps power; hit tool will limit in-game power from manifesting.
Baserunning/Speed 30 4.44 home to first; displays more agility and speed in OF; likely to lose a step as he ages.
Glove 40 Solid first step; efficient reads and routes; range is slightly below-average; body concerns could limit athleticism in future; potential move to 1B with added weight and loss of athleticism.
Arm 45 Average arm strength; short arm action; throws have carry and accuracy.

Stewart has raw physical tools but the overall profile is hindered by his rigid swing and the extreme crouch in his batting stance. Slight adjustments could help play up his raw power, but the swing still lacks fluidity and will be tested at higher levels. There is moderate risk due to the adjustments needed at the plate and the potential to eventually move out of LF and to 1B.

Round Drafted: 1st round, 2015 (signed for $2,064,500)
Why: Advanced college bat with potential for above-average hit tool and power.

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