Last week with the First Year Player Draft the Detroit Tigers had two picks in the top 36 draft picks. When the Tigers lost Max Schrezer to the Washington Nationals they received a compensation pick in the draft. They had 34th pick and drafted an outfielder out of the University of Tennessee, Christin Stewart.
Stewart projects to be a power hitting left fielder. He bats from the left side and he hit 15 home runs for the Volunteers this past season. He can be aggressive swinger at the plate with the 38 strikeouts in 50 games also. The good news with that is he also walked 28 times. Defensively the reports don't show anything really good for Stewart. He doesn't have the speed for center and he doesn't have the arm for right field. At 6 feet tall and 205 lbs he should develop into a nice power hitting left fielder for the Tigers. Only time will tell what we will get from Stewart. I'm hoping for something good to help with the loss of Schrezer.