DJ Stewart

DJ Stewart

30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Mets
2024 Fantasy Outlook
The Mets, in Stewart, have a slimmed down version of Daniel Vogelbach that they can actually use at a position. Vogelbach was strictly a DH against righties whereas Stewart can play left field thanks to the strength of his throwing arm even if he is rather limited in his range. Stewart is up at the plate to elevate and celebrate with a propensity for pulling the ball with extreme prejudice as just three of his hits in 2023 were to the opposite field. Stewart did split time between Triple-A and the majors and finished with 26 homers and 102 strikeouts in 348 plate appearances. He has struck out in 27.6% of the time in just over 800 career plate appearances, and should be in a strong side of a platoon in right field where he can be benched against lefties and pulled for late inning defensive purposes. This, of course, assumes the club is not intent on upgrading the position with a better option. The best case scenario for Stewart is NL-Only late round viability. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#598
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$Signed a one-year, $1.38 million contract with the Mets in November of 2023.
First hit of season leaves yard
OFNew York Mets
April 9, 2024
Stewart went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Monday's win over Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
The 30-year-old came into the game having gone 0-for-10 to start the season, but Stewart broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth inning by launching a Pierce Johnson curveball over the fence in center field. Stewart has been the Mets' regular DH against right-handed pitching to begin the season, but he'll lose that role -- and potentially even his spot on the 26-man roster -- when J.D. Martinez (body soreness) is ready to make his debut for the club.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#4
#5
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#9
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+53%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+154%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+54%
OPS vs RHP
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .582 52 3 1 5 0 .146 .314 .268
Since 2022vs Right .893 162 20 12 25 1 .248 .340 .553
2024vs Left .333 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000
2024vs Right .846 24 2 2 4 0 .118 .375 .471
2023vs Left .595 49 3 1 5 0 .154 .313 .282
2023vs Right .919 135 18 10 21 1 .273 .341 .579
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+407%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .781 118 13 8 18 1 .204 .305 .476
Since 2022Away .875 96 10 5 12 0 .253 .368 .506
2024Home .250 12 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000
2024Away 1.267 15 2 2 4 0 .200 .467 .800
2023Home .833 106 13 8 18 1 .223 .311 .521
2023Away .848 78 8 3 8 0 .273 .364 .485
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Stat Review
How does DJ 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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.86
 
BB Rate
22.2%
 
K Rate
25.9%
 
BABIP
.000
 
ISO
.316
 
AVG
.105
 
OBP
.370
 
SLG
.421
 
OPS
.791
 
wOBA
.362
 
Exit Velocity
90.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
16.7%
 
Barrels/PA
3.7%
 
Expected BA
.112
 
Expected SLG
.321
 
Sprint Speed
 
Ground Ball %
41.7%
 
Line Drive %
0.0%
 
Fly Ball %
58.3%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Roster spot not secure?
OFNew York Mets
March 24, 2024
Stewart is currently positioned to make the Mets' Opening Day roster, but his place isn't secure with the club still considering outside additions, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
ANALYSIS
The 30-year-old played in just 58 games last season but took advantage of his opportunities with 11 homers and an .839 OPS, though he struggled during spring training with a .189/.362/.324 slash line. Stewart is penciled in as a bench outfielder for now, but he doesn't have much roster security with Tyrone Taylor also filling that role.
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Stewart had a memorable two weeks as he hit .394/.444/1.061 for a 10-game stretch against Atlanta and both New York franchises. Compare that to the final line and understand how awful the rest of his season was. Stewart was patient enough to accept walks in an acknowledgement a walk may be his best chance at reaching first base. He was particularly terrible against fastballs, hitting .085 against the heat once the league figured out that it could blow velocity by him last season. He is defensively challenged, and the albatross which is Chris Davis' contract eats up some of the at-bats Stewart could get as he tries to find his way at the big-league level. He is three seasons removed from a 20-20 season in Double-A, but there are too many flaws with him right now for anything other than a reserve-round flier in AL-only leagues.
After surfacing in the majors in 2018, Stewart saw more action with the Orioles in 2019, though the results weren't especially encouraging. Through 44 games, he slashed .238/.317/.381 with four home runs and 15 RBI, good for an 82 wRC+. He did manage to lower his K-rate from 25.5% to 18.3%, with a 9.9 BB%. Stewart spent the majority of his time at Triple-A Norfolk, where he found better success, hitting .291 with 12 homers and 47 RBI across 63 contests. The 25-year-old has shown signs of pop at the dish while in the minors, though it's yet to translate to in-game power in the big leagues. He played close to every day near the end of the year, slugging four homers and registering 12 RBI in September (23 games). Stewart underwent microfracture surgery on his right ankle in October and isn't expected to resume baseball activities until the end of spring training, so he will likely open the year on the IL.
Stewart had a disappointing season at Triple-A Norfolk, slashing .235/.329/.387 with 12 home runs, but was nonetheless recalled after roster expansion in September for his major-league debut. The 25-year-old only saw 40 at-bats with the Orioles so it wasn’t a statistically-revealing endeavor, though he did showcase some power with three home runs. The 2015 first-round pick had a solid 11.0% walk rate at Triple-A and that plate discipline would prove valuable in the majors, especially for Baltimore, which took the fewest walks in baseball. Stewart should enter spring training with a chance to earn one of the starting outfield spots, as the departure of veteran Adam Jones leaves the Orioles without any established outfield pieces. That said, he may sit against lefties even if he earns a starting gig and his value is likely to be limited to AL-only formats. A summer prospect wave should result in him getting displaced if he is not producing.
Stewart was drafted in the first round last year out of Florida State, but he has not quite shown as much power as expected in his brief professional career. Stewart hit .254 with 10 home runs in 121 games between Low-A and High-A. He is sneaky athletic and swiped 26 bases while being caught just nine times over that span. Stewart also showed excellent patience at the dish, drawing 78 walks en route to a .377 on-base percentage, while bringing his strikeout rate below 20 percent. The 23-year-old could advance to Double-A relatively early on in 2017. He will work on improving his left-handed power stroke along with making more consistent contact.
Baltimore made a push for offense in the 2015 draft and Stewart was the team's first selection with the 25th overall pick after he had a .500 OBP and 15 home runs with Florida State in the spring. Stewart's power is easily his best tool and he projects for a healthy amount of MLB home runs one day. He can also show patience at the plate as he led the NCAA in walks last spring. Stewart struggled in his pro debut but should improve upon the 8.6% walk rate he had at short-season. There are some concerns that he may not move well enough in the outfield to be able to field the corner positions, so there is a possibility he could become a DH one day. Look for Stewart to start the season at Low-A. If he can build on his plate discipline and make better contact than he did last year, he could move quickly through the system.
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On bench against lefty
OFNew York Mets
April 7, 2024
Stewart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Gets Saturday off
OFNew York Mets
April 6, 2024
Stewart isn't in the Mets' lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.
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Resting in nightcap
OFNew York Mets
April 4, 2024
Stewart isn't in the Mets' lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's twin bill against the Tigers.
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On bench again Sunday
OFNew York Mets
March 31, 2024
Stewart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Absent from lineup
OFNew York Mets
March 30, 2024
Stewart isn't in the Mets' lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.
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