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Will Stewart

Will Stewart

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 175 | Age: 22
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 20, #594, Philadelphia Phillies) - Hazel Green (AL) HS
Huntsville, AL USA
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 6 12 5.43 23 21 0 129.1 96 1.38
Career Minors 21 18 3.98 79 61 0 368.1 299 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 23 6-12 5.43 129.1 96 1.38
Career Minors 79 21-18 3.98 368.1 299 1.26

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2015 GCL Phillies GCL ROK 1 0 4.79 12 0 0 20.2 18 14 11 3 15 20 1.60
2016 GCL Phillies GCL ROK 2 3 4.06 11 7 0 44.1 34 20 20 1 19 35 1.20
2017 Williamsport Crosscutters NYP A(Short) 4 2 4.18 13 13 0 60.1 64 37 28 3 25 58 1.48
2018 Lakewood BlueClaws SAL A(Full) 8 1 2.06 20 20 0 113.2 90 29 26 5 21 90 0.98
2019 Jupiter Hammerheads FSL A(Adv) 6 12 5.43 23 21 0 129.1 137 86 78 13 42 96 1.38

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 40

An unheralded 20th-round pick as an Alabama high schooler by the Phillies in 2015, Stewart finally broke out when he made his full-season debut in '18. After ranking second in the low Class A South Atlantic League in ERA (2.06) and WHIP (0.98), he went to the Marlins along with Jorge Alfaro and right-hander Sixto Sanchez in exchange for J.T. Realmuto in February. Miami reportedly considered Sanchez and Stewart the two best pitching prospects in Philadelphia's system.

Stewart's fastball velocity has been down 2-3 mph in his first season in the Marlins system, as he has worked at 89-91 mph with plus movement. His low-three-quarters delivery creates a lot of sink and run on his heater, leading to a lot of weak contact -- his 2.4 groundout/flyout ratio ranked fifth in the Minors last year. He shows aptitude for throwing his slider and changeup for strikes, though neither projects as more than an average offering at this time.

While Stewart significantly improved his command and control in 2018, he still didn't miss a ton of bats, and he hasn't located his pitches as well this year. Whether his sinker-heavy approach will remain as effective against more advanced hitters remains to be seen. If it does, he could blossom into a No. 4 starter.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
02/07/2019 Miami Marlins traded C J.T. Realmuto to Philadelphia Phillies for C Jorge Alfaro, RHP Sixto Sanchez, LHP Will Stewart and Future Considerations.
02/07/2019 LHP Will Stewart assigned to Jupiter Hammerheads.
09/25/2018 Lakewood BlueClaws activated LHP Will Stewart from the 7-day disabled list.
08/28/2018 Lakewood BlueClaws placed LHP Will Stewart on the 7-day disabled list. Left shin contusion.
07/27/2018 LHP Will Stewart assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
07/20/2018 LHP Will Stewart assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
04/19/2018 LHP Will Stewart assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
04/15/2018 LHP Will Stewart assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
03/30/2018 LHP Will Stewart assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
06/19/2017 LHP Will Stewart assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies 1.
06/22/2015 LHP Will Stewart assigned to GCL Phillies.
06/16/2015 Philadelphia Phillies signed LHP Will Stewart.