Future Watch: D.J. Stewart Baseball Rookie Cards, Orioles – D.J. Stewart was a first round pick in the 2015 MLB Draft as the 25th overall selection by the Baltimore Orioles. He was originally drafted by the New York Yankees back in 2012, in the 28th round. Instead of signing a contract with the club, he instead opted to go to college and played for Florida State University. The decision obviously paid off.
At 6′, 230-lbs., this power hitting outfielder is expected to hit in the heart of the Orioles lineup in the near future. At Florida State he was highly decorated including making All-ACC in 2014. In 2015 he was a co-captain, hitting .318 with 15 homers and 59 RBI. He was the only player in the nation to average one walk per game. He’s the definition of a “Money Ball” player.
Playing in Short-A in Aberdeen he slugged six homers but otherwise struggled at the plate. He had 24 RBI and 22 walks so the transition is beginning to occur. As he continues to move up the ladder he’ll have to adjust to the better pitching. A normal process.
D.J. Stewart’s first MLB licensed autographed baseball card debuted with the release of 2015 Bowman Draft Baseball, card number BCA-DST.
Here’s a look at him smashing a home run that could have smashed a car window:
According to his MLB.com draft profile:
Some felt Stewart was one of the best bats in the 2015 college class. He was named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore, after leading the league in all three slash stats at .351/.472/.557. Stewart has a quick left-handed stroke, strength and patience. ETA 2018.
Fans have to be patient with Stewart. Power hitters sometimes take time to find their way. When he does he should hit some majestic dingers.
Future Watch: D.J. Stewart Baseball Rookie Cards, Orioles
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