Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Scouting the 2015 Draft: DJ Stewart

DJ Stewart is a corner OF for Florida St.  He is built more like a football linebacker or running back at 6'0", 230 lbs.  In fact, he was a high profile RB in HS prior to choosing baseball as his main sport.  His father played professional baseball and was drafted by the Padres in 1991.  Stewart B-L, T-R.  He hits from an extreme crouch.  He has a quick swing with terrific bat speed, but with a fairly long stride that can make the swing get long.  He has shown tremendous plate discipline with a pronounced reversal of the normal K/BB in his sophomore season.  Here are his college numbers at Florida St:

2013:  .364/.469/.560, 5 HR, 38 BB, 40 K, 225 AB.
2014:  .351/.472/.557, 7 HR, 49 BB, 30 K, 194 AB.

BA has him ranked as the #20 draft prospect in 2015 while Kiley McDaniel has him at #22.  The Giants have not taken a corner bat in the first round that I can recall during Brian Sabean's tenure as GM.

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