DJ Stewart
DJ Stewart
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Baltimore Orioles
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Stewart had a memorable two weeks as he hit .394/.444/1.061 for a 10-game stretch against Atlanta and both New York franchises. Compare that to the final line and understand how awful the rest of his season was. Stewart was patient enough to accept walks in an acknowledgement a walk may be his best chance at reaching first base. He was particularly terrible against fastballs, hitting .085 against the heat once the league figured out that it could blow velocity by him last season. He is defensively challenged, and the albatross which is Chris Davis' contract eats up some of the at-bats Stewart could get as he tries to find his way at the big-league level. He is three seasons removed from a 20-20 season in Double-A, but there are too many flaws with him right now for anything other than a reserve-round flier in AL-only leagues. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#571
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2021.
Sitting again Sunday
OFBaltimore Orioles
June 20, 2021
Stewart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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After he was on the bench for two straight games, Stewart started in left field in Saturday's 10-7 loss and slugged one of six home runs on the afternoon for Baltimore. The solo shot ended a stretch of seven straight games without an extra-base hit for Stewart, who struck out 10 times in 26 at-bats over that span. Now out of the lineup once again Sunday, Stewart appears to be a fourth outfielder at this point with all of Cedric Mullins, Anthony Santander and Austin Hays ahead of him in the pecking order.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
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#7
#8
#9
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1
7
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10
8
1
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vs LHP
#1
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#3
#4
#5
#6
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+15%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+27%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+64%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .656 98 13 1 6 1 .270 .330 .326
Since 2019vs Right .754 330 37 17 45 0 .200 .328 .425
2021vs Left .582 34 7 0 3 0 .258 .324 .258
2021vs Right .739 145 15 7 18 0 .203 .324 .415
2020vs Left .535 19 1 1 1 0 .125 .222 .313
2020vs Right .879 88 12 6 14 0 .206 .379 .500
2019vs Left .759 45 5 0 2 1 .333 .378 .381
2019vs Right .670 97 10 4 13 0 .190 .289 .381
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .764 233 24 7 25 1 .242 .362 .402
Since 2019Away .716 177 25 11 25 0 .194 .290 .426
2021Home .764 97 10 2 9 0 .259 .381 .383
2021Away .640 82 12 5 12 0 .164 .256 .384
2020Home .834 58 7 4 10 0 .163 .368 .465
2020Away 1.021 31 5 3 4 0 .269 .367 .654
2019Home .719 78 7 1 6 1 .271 .333 .386
2019Away .672 64 8 3 9 0 .196 .297 .375
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Stat Review
How does DJ Stewart compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.49
 
BB Rate
12.8%
 
K Rate
26.3%
 
BABIP
.260
 
ISO
.169
 
AVG
.214
 
OBP
.324
 
SLG
.383
 
OPS
.707
 
wOBA
.319
 
Exit Velocity
80.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.9%
 
Barrels/PA
5.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After surfacing in the majors in 2018, Stewart saw more action with the Orioles in 2019, though the results weren't especially encouraging. Through 44 games, he slashed .238/.317/.381 with four home runs and 15 RBI, good for an 82 wRC+. He did manage to lower his K-rate from 25.5% to 18.3%, with a 9.9 BB%. Stewart spent the majority of his time at Triple-A Norfolk, where he found better success, hitting .291 with 12 homers and 47 RBI across 63 contests. The 25-year-old has shown signs of pop at the dish while in the minors, though it's yet to translate to in-game power in the big leagues. He played close to every day near the end of the year, slugging four homers and registering 12 RBI in September (23 games). Stewart underwent microfracture surgery on his right ankle in October and isn't expected to resume baseball activities until the end of spring training, so he will likely open the year on the IL.
Stewart had a disappointing season at Triple-A Norfolk, slashing .235/.329/.387 with 12 home runs, but was nonetheless recalled after roster expansion in September for his major-league debut. The 25-year-old only saw 40 at-bats with the Orioles so it wasn’t a statistically-revealing endeavor, though he did showcase some power with three home runs. The 2015 first-round pick had a solid 11.0% walk rate at Triple-A and that plate discipline would prove valuable in the majors, especially for Baltimore, which took the fewest walks in baseball. Stewart should enter spring training with a chance to earn one of the starting outfield spots, as the departure of veteran Adam Jones leaves the Orioles without any established outfield pieces. That said, he may sit against lefties even if he earns a starting gig and his value is likely to be limited to AL-only formats. A summer prospect wave should result in him getting displaced if he is not producing.
Stewart was drafted in the first round last year out of Florida State, but he has not quite shown as much power as expected in his brief professional career. Stewart hit .254 with 10 home runs in 121 games between Low-A and High-A. He is sneaky athletic and swiped 26 bases while being caught just nine times over that span. Stewart also showed excellent patience at the dish, drawing 78 walks en route to a .377 on-base percentage, while bringing his strikeout rate below 20 percent. The 23-year-old could advance to Double-A relatively early on in 2017. He will work on improving his left-handed power stroke along with making more consistent contact.
Baltimore made a push for offense in the 2015 draft and Stewart was the team's first selection with the 25th overall pick after he had a .500 OBP and 15 home runs with Florida State in the spring. Stewart's power is easily his best tool and he projects for a healthy amount of MLB home runs one day. He can also show patience at the plate as he led the NCAA in walks last spring. Stewart struggled in his pro debut but should improve upon the 8.6% walk rate he had at short-season. There are some concerns that he may not move well enough in the outfield to be able to field the corner positions, so there is a possibility he could become a DH one day. Look for Stewart to start the season at Low-A. If he can build on his plate discipline and make better contact than he did last year, he could move quickly through the system.
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Leading off Sunday
OFBaltimore Orioles
June 13, 2021
Stewart will start in left field and lead off Sunday against the Rays, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Reaches base four times
OFBaltimore Orioles
June 6, 2021
Stewart went 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI single and two runs scored in Sunday's 18-5 blowout win over Cleveland.
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Smacks sixth homer
OFBaltimore Orioles
June 2, 2021
Stewart went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, two runs scored and a walk Wednesday against the Twins.
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Knocks fifth homer
OFBaltimore Orioles
May 30, 2021
Stewart went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the White Sox.
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Playing time on upswing
OFBaltimore Orioles
May 26, 2021
Stewart will start in right field and bat fifth Wednesday against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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