Andrew Stevenson

Position: LF
Born: 06/1/94
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the second round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WAS).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting a combined .268 in 93 games between Harrisburg (Double-A) and Syracuse (Triple-A) with two home runs, 36 RBIs and 10 steals with a .324 OBP and .345 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Syracuse on July 23, along with C Pedro Severino, when OF Ryan Raburn went on the bereavement list and OF Chris Heisey went on the 10-day DL. OF Jayson Werth was transferred from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 07/23/17

Debut Details
July 23, in a 6-2 win against the Diamondbacks. Coming on as a pinch-hitterfor pitcher Joe Blanton with two outs in the sixth, and staying in the game as the left fielder, he went 0-for-2.  In his first at-bat, facing right-handed reliever J.J. Hoover, he grounded into a force out at second base to end the inning, and then remained in the game in left field as starting left fielder Wilmer Difo moved to shortstop and Adrian Sanchez came out of the game. In the ninth, with one out, he struck out looking on a full count against right-handed reliever Jake Barrett.

Player Notes
Despite a total of just two pro seasons (counting half of 2015 and half of 2017 as one) under his belt, Stevenson's rapid rise  isn't really all that startling. A mature and advanced player who was a standout at Louisiana State University, the sudden simultaneous loss of two outfielders, combined with the Nats' cushy 11-game lead in the National League East division made this week a good opportunity to give one of their top prospects his first taste of the big leagues. The club's first pick in 2015 (after losing their first-round choice in exchange for the signing of free agent righty Max Scherzer) he's moved up the ranks quickly and added a fine Arizona Fall League campaign in 2016 where he hit .353. A true center fielder with plus speed, his defense is outstanding as is his makeup. Baseball America ranks him as the system's No. 5 prospect overall. In his brief minor league career he's combined for a .280/.335/.366 slash line in 281 games. In 2016, he combined between Potomac (High A) and Harrisburg to bat .276 with three home runs, 34 RBIs and 39 stolen bases in 133 games, with virtually equal time split between the two stops.

2080 Notes
2080 Video (2016 AFL)