2019 MLB Draft Guide: Rookie Outfielders
Matt Selz is firing up a detailed look at all the MLB impact rookies you should expect to see in 2019 and wraps it up with the outfielders.
The final part of the Rookie Profile series will talk about outfielders in the 20-50 range in the rankings or those not mentioned in the original Top-20 Rookies Piece.
Christin Stewart (Tigers) - Stewart was hailed as the best power bat of the 2015 draft class as a Junior out of the University of Tennessee and he went 34th overall because of it. Since then though it’s been a bit of a longer path to the majors than what you’d expect for a big college bat for the now 25-year-old outfielder. The power played though, hitting 93 homers in 460 career minor league games before his call-up to the majors in mid-September last year. The 6’0”, 205-pound left fielder generates tremendous bat speed with his quick, short swing that will allow his 60-grade raw power to play at any level as his big ISO rates in the minors show, but the average won’t be as high as it should be. The Hit tool is a bit below-average but should still produce a .250-.260 mark at that major-league level with an OBP...