It is widely expected that DJ Stewart will be activated for the Injured List today. What does you bring and how can he help? He brings experience. In DJ's pro career he has played 527 games in the outfield corners. Ryan Mountcastle has played 55 games in the outfield in the minors and the majors. DJ's outfield experience has not always been perfect. He is known for some spectacular misplays. But he has average speed, average range and an average left fielder's arm. HIs overall outfield defensive game should be a improvement over Mountcastle and should move Ryan to DH more often than not if Brandon Hyde takes advantage for the assets he is given.
Stewart offensive game is a low average with power and the ability to work a walk that has netted him a 224/334/433/768 split in 301 major league plate appearances. His left-handed bat should be additive to the O's lineup.
How long will you stay may depend on how he does and whether Austin Hays hamstring heals fast or lingers. If Stewart does well he will give the Hyde a reason to go from 14 pitchers to 13 when Hays returns.
Injuries have been a problem for Stewart but over the last 3 years he has played in 77% of his teams game. That is about the same as Santander. Much better than Hays 59% or Diaz 64% but not close to Mullins 93%.
Good Luck DJ. I hope you are at the top of your game because the O's could use that player.
Personally I find it more constructive and rewarding to riff on the idea of a developmental system and service time manipulation for announcers than I do wildly speculating about what the guy who says names out loud could have possibly done to get himself escorted out of the gates.
Let’s look at the six main culprits so far:
1. Ryan Mountcastle, 11 K’s in 30 PA (36.7%). 21.4% last year.
2. Trey Mancini, 11 K’s in 31 PA (35.5%). 21.1% in 2019.
3. Rio Ruiz, 10 K’s in 25 PA (40%). 22.5% last year.
4. Freddy Galvis, 10 K’s in 29 PA (34.5%). 18.9% last year,.
5. Pedro Severino, 9 K’s in 23 PA (39.1%). 22.5% last year.
6. Anthony Santander, 9 K’s in 27 PA (33.3%). 15.2% last year.
I’m fairly sure all those are coming down substantially. The one that worries me most is Mancini, for obvious reasons.