Christin Stewart
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Out
Injury Abdomen
Est. Return 2/1/2019
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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Undergoes successful surgery
OFDetroit Tigers
Abdomen
October 11, 2018
Stewart underwent successful core muscle repair surgery in Philadelphia on Thursday.
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Stewart missed the last few games of the season due to an abdominal strain, which proved serious enough to require surgery. The procedure was done by Dr. William Meyers, who noted afterwards that Stewart is expected to be ready for spring training. Stewart hit .267/.375/.417 with two homers and 10 RBI across 17 games in his first taste of the majors in 2018, and he figures to begin the 2019 campaign as Detroit's everyday left fielder, assuming he's healthy.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+31%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+31%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .629 14 1 0 1 0 .200 .429 .200
Since 2016vs Right .822 58 6 2 9 0 .280 .362 .460
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+16%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS on Road
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .746 44 4 2 6 0 .216 .341 .405
Since 2016Away .863 28 3 0 4 0 .348 .429 .435
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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.
BB/K
0.77
 
BB Rate
13.9%
 
K Rate
18.1%
 
BABIP
.304
 
ISO
.150
 
AVG
.267
 
OBP
.375
 
SLG
.417
 
OPS
.792
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Christin Stewart
The Z Files: Finding a Final Boost
September 13th
Todd Zola looks at some under-the-radar hitters who could provide your lineup with crucial late-season production, including the Royals' Adalberto Mondesi.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
September 9th
Erik Siegrist checks out the free-agent pool in the Junior Circuit, where Christin Stewart is likely to be one of the last name-brand prospects to get a big-league promotion.
The Z Files: Prepping For the Stretch Run, Part Four
August 31st
Todd Zola completes his look at players and strategies that can move the needle over the final weeks of the season and wonders if Josh Donaldson will find himself in a new uniform.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
August 26th
Erik Siegrist reviews the AL free-agent pool with September callups looming and thinks Michael Kopech can make a big impact down the stretch.
Farm Futures: September Call-up Candidates
August 16th
James Anderson previews the players most likely to get added to September rosters, including a return engagement for Rockies second baseman Garrett Hampson.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
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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Won't play Sunday
OFDetroit Tigers
Abdomen
September 29, 2018
Stewart (abdomen) will not play in the season finale Sunday at Milwaukee, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Remains out of lineup Saturday
OFDetroit Tigers
Abdomen
September 29, 2018
Stewart (abdomen) is out of Saturday's lineup against the Brewers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Battling abdominal strain
OFDetroit Tigers
Abdomen
September 28, 2018
Stewart's absence from the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers is due to a lower abdominal strain, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Heads to bench Friday
OFDetroit Tigers
September 28, 2018
Stewart is not in the lineup Friday in Milwaukee.
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Collects three hits in loss
OFDetroit Tigers
September 27, 2018
Stewart went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in Thursday's loss to the Twins.
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