Christin Stewart
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It took longer than many were expecting, but Stewart finally arrived to the big leagues Sept. 9 and flashed an impressive offensive skill set before going down with a core-muscle injury. In 72 plate appearances with Detroit, he struck out 13 times, walked 10 times and contributed four extra-base hits -- good for a 120 wRC+. The big story from his season was the bat-to-ball improvement he showed during his time on the farm. After posting K-rates right around 25% at Double-A in 2016 and 2017, Stewart cut that number down to 20.7% while jumping to the highest level of the minor leagues. There are still questions about his hit tool, but now there is at least some hope that he can hit enough to allow his power to play. He gave back a lot of the real-world value from his offensive contributions on the defensive side, and realistically he's a DH long term, but Stewart should get a chance to play the field regularly during what will be a rebuilding year in Detroit. Read Past Outlooks
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Batting cleanup Sunday
OFDetroit Tigers
May 26, 2019
Stewart is starting in left field and batting fourth in Sunday's game against the Mets.
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Stewart has moved around the order a bit recently, as he was batting second about a week ago before getting bumped down to sixth, and Saturday he hit fifth. The 25-year-old has mostly struggled this season with a .212/.309/.394 slash line, but he does offer decent power potential.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
1
1
4
13
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+63%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+132%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+31%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .476 27 1 0 1 0 .143 .333 .143
Since 2017vs Right .774 168 14 5 25 0 .245 .333 .441
2019vs Left .322 13 0 0 0 0 .091 .231 .091
2019vs Right .748 110 8 3 16 0 .226 .318 .430
2018vs Left .629 14 1 0 1 0 .200 .429 .200
2018vs Right .822 58 6 2 9 0 .280 .362 .460
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .760 107 7 3 15 0 .239 .336 .424
Since 2017Away .705 88 8 2 11 0 .222 .330 .375
2019Home .770 63 3 1 9 0 .255 .333 .436
2019Away .630 60 5 2 7 0 .163 .283 .347
2018Home .746 44 4 2 6 0 .216 .341 .405
2018Away .863 28 3 0 4 0 .348 .429 .435
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Christin 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 this season's data (min 100 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
0.53
 
BB Rate
12.6%
 
K Rate
23.6%
 
BABIP
.247
 
ISO
.178
 
AVG
.206
 
OBP
.307
 
SLG
.383
 
OPS
.690
 
wOBA
.303
 
Exit Velocity
87.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.4%
 
Barrels/PA
7.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Stewart is a one-tool player thanks to his massive raw power. Unfortunately, his ability to hit the ball out with ease is now an ability shared by most journeyman corner infielders and outfielders, so he is far less exciting than he would have been five years ago. He is a below-average defender, even in left field, so he may be a designated hitter for the majority of his career. This limitation puts an awful lot of pressure on his bat. Fortunately, he is coming up in an organization that will enter 2018 with just one returning player who hit at least 20 home runs last season (Nick Castellanos), so Stewart's power will be far less superfluous than it would be on an average big-league roster. He does not project to hit above .250 in the majors, but should walk a decent amount, making him more valuable in OBP and points leagues. Stewart will head to Triple-A, and could make his big-league debut in late 2018 or early 2019.
Stewart led the pitcher-friendly Florida State League in every notable power category despite receiving a promotion to Double-A in early August. This has always been an all-offense package, meaning Stewart would have to hit a ton at every stop to profile as a regular. So far he has held up his end of that bargain. There is some swing-and-miss in his game that could become more of a problem at Triple-A or the big leagues, but over stops at High-A and Double-A he kept his strikeout rate below 25 percent while walking almost 15 percent of the time. His numbers in the Eastern League were dragged down by some bad luck on balls in play (.232 BABIP), but he was still an above-average hitter (109 wRC+) thanks to the fact that he continued to send balls over the fence at an outstanding clip. Stewart, who hits left-handed, appears on track to offer 25-plus homer power while occupying the strong side of a left field platoon for the Tigers in early 2018.
The Tigers wasted no time deploying and promoting Stewart after selecting him with the 34th overall pick in the 2015 draft, giving him 301 plate appearances across three levels. He certainly earned the aggressive promotions, blasting 10 homers, seven of which came in 51 games for Low-A West Michigan. Considering only 21 players hit double-digit homers in the Midwest League last year and most of those hitters had at least twice as many at-bats as Stewart, his power is clearly pretty advanced. Stewart also proved to a be a good overall hitter with a nice approach. Pegged for left field, Stewart could be fast-tracked to the majors on a path that could resemble that of Michael Conforto with the Mets last season. As one of the top sluggers in last year’s draft who also figures to be one of the first players from that class to reach the majors, Stewart should be highly sought after in dynasty league drafts this spring.
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Posts three hits in loss
OFDetroit Tigers
May 22, 2019
Stewart went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Marlins.
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Drops in order
OFDetroit Tigers
May 19, 2019
Stewart will start in left field and bat sixth Sunday against the Athletics, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Takes seat vs. lefty
OFDetroit Tigers
May 14, 2019
Stewart isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Not starting Sunday
OFDetroit Tigers
May 12, 2019
Stewart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Minnesota, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Available off bench
OFDetroit Tigers
May 9, 2019
Stewart (hamstring) isn't starting in Thursday's game against the Angels but will be available off the bench, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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