Acquired: Drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: 8-3 with a 1.47 ERA in 14 starts, including one complete game, between Rancho Cucamonga (High A), Tulsa (Double-A) and Oklahoma City (Triple-A), striking out 99 in 86 innings while walking just 14 and allowing 57 hits, limiting opposing batters to a .186 average.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Oklahoma City June 29 when OF Enrique Hernandez was placed on the 15-day DL and LHP Alex Wood was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 6/29/2016
|June 29, in a 7-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The starting pitcher, he took the loss, allowing five runs, all earned, on eight hits in five innings, striking out seven while walking two, one intentionally. After dominating in the first inning, striking out the first two batters he faced, Jonathan Villar and Scooter Gennett, both swinging and retiring Ryan Braun on an infield grounder, all five of Stewart’s runs were allowed in the second. After Jonathan Lucroy grounded out, Chris Carter got things started with an infield single and Aaron Hill followed with a soft single to right field before Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer to left field. After Ramon Flores flew out for the second out, the Brewers reloaded the bases on singles by opposing pitcher Junior Guerra and Villar and a walk to Gennett, at which point Braun launched a two-run double to right field to score Guerra and Villar. After intentionally walking Lucroy to set up the force, Carter struck out to end the threat and Stewart was able to hold the Brewers scoreless for the next three innings, including strikeouts of Flores, Guerra and Carter.|
|You could reference the old joke that Stewart’s loss was of biblical proportions since it all came down to “in the ‘big inning.'” Certainly, his rise through the Dodgers’ ranks has been epic, with just one full season behind him. Stewart had spent his lone full season between two Class A stops, Great Lakes (Class A) and Rancho Cucamonga, combining to go 4-6 with a 4.46 ERA in 25 starts, fanning 103 and walking just 24 in 101 innings while allowing 113 hits. His 2016 numbers, however, simply couldn’t be ignored when the need came for a starter this week. The son of Rays pro scout Jeff Stewart, he was primarily an infielder in high school and college and did not start pitching full time until more recently.|