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Chris Stewart

35-Year-Old Catcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 Stats

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.333

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2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A cranky left knee bothered Stewart all summer before the 34-year-old opted for surgery in September. He's expected to be ready for spring training, but there's a real chance he could retire if the ch...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 202   DOB: 2/19/1982   BORN: Fontana, CA   COLLEGE: Riverside (CA) CC   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Stewart Contract Information:

Signed two-year extension with the Pirates in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

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Chris Stewart Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 22 AA BIR 83 300 260 26 60 14 11 2 1 17 2 4 22 59 13 2 3 .231 .296 .300 .596
2004 22 AAA CHA 5 16 14 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 .071 .188 .143 .331
2005 23 AA BIR 96 353 314 39 90 33 22 0 11 51 3 3 24 38 10 2 3 .287 .341 .462 .803
2006 24 AAA CHA 89 301 272 40 72 24 17 3 4 28 3 0 15 35 8 1 5 .265 .314 .393 .707
2006 24 MAJ CHA 6 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 25 AAA OKL 45 172 153 18 37 10 8 0 2 21 0 2 12 19 2 4 1 .242 .294 .333 .627
2007 25 MAJ TEX 17 43 37 4 9 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 6 3 0 0 .243 .300 .297 .597
2008 26 AAA SCR 86 309 272 32 76 21 19 0 2 24 2 1 28 38 5 1 3 .279 .352 .371 .723
2008 26 MAJ NYY 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 27 AAA SCR 78 274 232 33 65 12 11 0 1 18 1 1 25 29 5 1 11 .280 .375 .341 .716
2010 28 AAA POR 85 309 266 31 66 23 14 2 7 39 1 0 30 38 3 3 7 .248 .337 .395 .732
2010 28 MAJ SDG 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 29 AAA FRE 33 112 95 9 21 5 5 0 0 10 3 1 11 16 3 1 2 .221 .312 .274 .586
2011 29 MAJ SF 67 183 162 20 33 11 8 0 3 10 0 0 16 18 3 0 2 .204 .283 .309 .592
2012 30 MAJ NYY 55 157 141 15 34 9 8 0 1 13 2 0 10 21 3 2 1 .241 .292 .319 .611
2013 31 MAJ NYY 109 340 294 28 62 10 6 0 4 25 4 0 30 49 6 4 6 .211 .293 .272 .565
2014 32 A+ BRA 3 8 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661
2014 32 AAA IND 4 17 15 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .400 .471 .467 .938
2014 32 MAJ PIT 49 154 136 9 40 5 5 0 0 10 0 1 12 27 2 1 3 .294 .362 .331 .693
2015 33 AA ALT 2 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
2015 33 AAA IND 3 13 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .385 .333 .718
2015 33 MAJ PIT 58 172 159 9 46 8 8 0 0 15 0 0 6 29 3 2 2 .289 .320 .340 .660
2016 34 AA ALT 10 35 25 6 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 8 1 0 1 1 .200 .400 .200 .600
2016 34 MAJ PIT 34 113 98 10 21 5 4 0 1 7 0 0 12 15 0 0 3 .214 .319 .286 .605
2017 35 MAJ PIT 6 12 12 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .583 .916
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3-Year Averages     47 145 131 9 35 5 5 0 0 10 0 0 10 23 1 1 2 .267 .326 .305 .632
Career  (View All)     404 1,185 1,050 95 249 52 42 1 9 83 6 1 89 169 20 9 17 .237 .305 .305 .609

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Chris Stewart Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 29 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 28 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 26 ChC Did not play.
Apr. 25 ChC Did not play.
Apr. 24 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .583 .916
Apr. 23 NYY 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .636 1.000
Apr. 22 NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
Apr. 21 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 19 @StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
Apr. 18 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 17 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 16 @ChC Did not play.
Apr. 15 @ChC Did not play.
Apr. 14 @ChC Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Bos 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
Apr. 12 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 11 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 10 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 9 Atl 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Apr. 8 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 7 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 5 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 3 @Bos Did not play.
Last 7 Games 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Last 14 Games 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Last 30 Games 12 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .583 .916

Chris Stewart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 6
2016 31 1
2015 52
2014 46
2013 108 2
2012 54
2011 63 3
2010 1 1

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Chris Stewart Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201750000.200.600.800
2016194000.316.368.778
2015300040.300.333.667

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201770000.429.5711.000
2016796170.190.266.563
201512990110.287.341.657

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201770000.429.7141.143
2016597010.220.271.595
20157360110.301.329.666

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201750000.200.400.600
2016393160.205.308.619
2015863040.279.349.653
Chris Stewart Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 AA BIR 300 260 7.3% 19.7% 0.37 77% .295 .069
2004 22 AAA CHA 16 14 6.3% 18.8% 0.33 79% .091 .072
2005 23 AA BIR 353 314 6.8% 10.8% 0.63 88% .298 .175
2006 24 AAA CHA 301 272 5% 11.6% 0.43 87% .292 .128
2006 24 MAJ CHA 8 8 0% 25% 0.00 75% .000 .000
2007 25 AAA OKL 172 153 7% 11% 0.63 88% .265 .091
2007 25 MAJ TEX 43 37 7% 14% 0.50 84% .290 .054
2008 26 AAA SCR 309 272 9.1% 12.3% 0.74 86% .319 .092
2008 26 MAJ NYY 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2009 27 AAA SCR 274 232 9.1% 10.6% 0.86 88% .317 .061
2010 28 AAA POR 309 266 9.7% 12.3% 0.79 86% .267 .147
2010 28 MAJ SDG 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2011 29 AAA FRE 112 95 9.8% 14.3% 0.69 83% .266 .053
2011 29 MAJ SF 183 162 8.7% 9.8% 0.89 89% .213 .105
2012 30 MAJ NYY 157 141 6.4% 13.4% 0.48 85% .277 .078
2013 31 MAJ NYY 340 294 8.8% 14.4% 0.61 83% .241 .061
2014 32 A+ BRA 8 7 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .333 .000
2014 32 AAA IND 17 15 5.9% 5.9% 1.00 93% .429 .067
2014 32 MAJ PIT 154 136 7.8% 17.5% 0.44 80% .367 .037
2015 33 AA ALT 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .400 .000
2015 33 AAA IND 13 12 7.7% 7.7% 1.00 92% .364 .000
2015 33 MAJ PIT 172 159 3.5% 16.9% 0.21 82% .354 .051
2016 34 AA ALT 35 25 22.9% 2.9% 8.00 96% .208 .000
2016 34 MAJ PIT 113 98 10.6% 13.3% 0.80 85% .244 .072
2017 35 MAJ PIT 12 12 0% 8.3% 0.00 92% .364 .250
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3-Year Averages     145 131 6.9% 15.9% 0.43 82% .324 .038
Career     1,185 1,050 7.5% 14.3% 0.53 84% .275 .068

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Chris Stewart Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 372.7 0 0 0 0 171 0 94 0
2016 C 245.7 0 0 0 0 147 0 118 0
2016 1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C 34 0 0 0 0 19 0 5 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 2 -1 0 0 0 0 3 4
2016 C -1 0 0 0 -2 0 -2 -5
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Chris Stewart    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
8.3% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.916 OPS
ELITE
.333 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.333 AVG
ELITE
.364 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.583 SLG
ELITE
.250 ISO
ELITE

Pittsburgh Pirates Roster

Chris Stewart: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Stewart (groin) was included on the Opening Day roster that the Pirates revealed Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Stewart (groin) is expected to appear in back-to-back nine-inning games later this week, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Stewart (groin) caught off a pitching machine Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink reports.

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An MRI came back clean for Stewart (groin) and he doesn't expect to miss too much time. "I'm optimistic for Opening Day," Stewart told DK Pittsburgh Sports.

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Stewart was scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League lineup with left groin discomfort, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Stewart went 0-for-1 with a walk Tuesday, catching four innings in his spring debut against Atlanta.

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Stewart will take the field for the first time spring Tuesday when the Pirates face the Braves, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Stewart (knee) is healthy entering spring training after undergoing knee surgery in September, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Stewart hits for a punchless high batting average among catching backups, which might not actually be a bad thing. In 2015, he batted .289 in 172 plate appearances, only five points below his 2014 mark. The backstop is still looking for his first homer since 2013, when he went deep four times for the Yankees. He threw out 24 percent of runners last summer and served as Gerrit Coleís personal catcher at times. In fact, Pirates pitchers averaged a 2.52 ERA with Stewart catching and 3.50 ERA with starter Francisco Cervelli behind the plate. Accordingly, Stewart is one player whose defense and intangibles mean more than his offensive production.

2015

Despite batting a career-best .294 in 2014, Stewart accumulated just five extra-base knocks among his 40 hits. A career .228 hitter, he failed to make up for his offensive shortcomings with strong defense last season, catching just 23 percent of would-be basestealers (the league average was 28 percent). Stewart's success has revolved around his pitch-framing skills, but that's of little interest to most fantasy players. Still, he's in the mix for playing time following Russell Martin's departure and with Francisco Cervelli's inability to stay healthy throughout his career.

2014

Stewart did a great job behind the plate for the Yankees, but was a total liability as a hitter, including a 6-for-51 stretch to close out the year. Even if Stewart's quality defense him getting starts, his terrible offensive numbers won't help in even the deepest of fantasy leagues. He will serve as the backup behind Russell Martin after being traded to Pittsburgh during the offseason.

2013

Stewart was a solid backup catcher for the Yankees in 2012, providing very little at the plate, but playing excellent defense and handling the pitching staff well. He should find himself in a similar role in 2013 even with the departure of Russell Martin. It seems unlikely the Yankees would be content with Stewart's bat in the lineup every day, so they would probably bring up Austin Romine or find an external option. Stewart won't be worth a pickup even if he found some sort of extended playing time.

2012

Stewart was thrust into action at the big league level unexpectedly last year after Buster Posey suffered a season-ending knee injury, and he predictably responded with a .204/.283/.309 line. The 30-year-old had previously seen just 48 at-bats in the majors during his career, although he did post an 18:16 K:BB ratio over 162 at-bats. Stewart owns a .689 OPS over 10 minor league seasons, and heíll enter spring training battling Hector Sanchez to be the teamís backup catcher.