Detroit Tigers: Impact of a potential Christin Stewart 2018 call up
Detroit Tigers fans could see some of the team’s top prospects start to debut during the 2018 season. One of those prospects is outfielder Christin Stewart
Detroit Tigers prospect Christin Stewart has been one of the franchise’s most promising prospects since being taken in the first round of the 2015 draft.
Chosen with the pick Detroit received for Washington signing Max Scherzer, Stewart was selected as part of the same draft class as Andrew Benintendi, Ian Happ, Dansby Swanson and Alex Bregman.
Pretty good company, right?
Those four have already started to make an impact in the Majors. Stewart may not be far behind.
The outfielder spent the 2017 campaign playing for a Double-A Erie squad loaded with future Tigers, including Franklin Perez, Grayson Long and fellow 2015 first-round pick Beau Burrows.
A number of the players could reach the Majors next season, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Stewart have the most significant impact.
The former first-round pick, who was just named the Tigers’ minor league hitter of the year, will bring left-handed power and a steady source of walks to Detroit’s lineup.
Stewart will obviously have to show well in Triple-A before reaching the Majors, but it wouldn’t be a shock to see him in Detroit earlier in the year if he gets off to a torrid start in Toledo.