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DJ Stewart

#28 | RF/LF/DH | MetsNYM
Syracuse Mets Syracuse Mets
DJ Stewart
Name: Demetrius Jerome Stewart
Born: Nov 30, 1993 in Gainesville, FL
High School: Bolles School, Jacksonville
College: Florida State
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2015 (signed for $2,064,500)
The Yankees drafted Stewart in the 28th round in 2012 out of Jacksonville's Bolles School, where he had won five state championships (three in football, two in baseball). He chose not to sign and went on to Florida State, where he has built a strong track record of success. He was the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year as a sophomore and led the league in all three triple-slash categories with a line of .351/.472/.557, and in 2015 he was leading the nation with 62 walks and ranked third with a .525 OBP as the season neared its close. Stewart has a quick swing, good plate discipline and the strength to drive the ball, and he'd set a new career high with 12 home runs. He has managed to make his unorthodox stance work in college, but scouts aren't sold that it will work at the next level. He crouches very low at the plate, which can make it tougher for him to unleash his raw power. Many scouts believe that if he just stands up a little taller, he'll be able to turn on inside pitches with more consistency and tap into more of his power. Stewart is listed at 6-feet, 230 pounds, but has more athleticism than his frame suggests. He was a running back in high school and his fringe-average speed allows him to cover ground well in the outfield. His below-average arm strength likely limits him to left field, but his powerful bat fits that profile.
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