Brock Stewart

Brock Allen Stewart (born October 3, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays.

Brock Stewart
Chicago Cubs
Born: (1991-10-03) October 3, 1991 (age 28)
Normal, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 29, 2016, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
(through 2019)
Win–loss record6–3
Earned run average6.05


Amateur careerEdit

Stewart is the son of Jeff Stewart, who is a former college baseball coach and current San Diego Padres scout. Stewart attended Normal Community West High School in Normal, Illinois and was drafted by the New York Mets in the 40th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He did not sign and played college baseball at Illinois State University, where he started pitching as a redshirt junior after having primarily been a third baseman before that.[1] In 2013, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[2]

Los Angeles DodgersEdit

Stewart was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] He made his professional debut with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer Baseball League,[3] where he appeared in 17 games (with one start) and was 3–2 with a 3.41 ERA.[4]

Stewart started the 2015 season with the Great Lakes Loons of the Class-A Midwest League[5] and was promoted after seven starts to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League.[6] Between the two levels, he was 4–6 with a 4.46 ERA in 25 appearances (19 starts).[7]

Stewart returned to the Quakes to begin the 2016 season[8] and was promoted to the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League[9] and Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Pacific Coast League during the season.[10] Despite his promotion he was named to the mid-season Texas League all-star game.[11] He was later named the Dodgers organizational minor league pitcher of the year for 2016.[12] Between three minor league levels in 2016, he was 9–4 with a 1.79 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 21 starts.[7]

Stewart was called up to the majors on June 29, 2016, to start for the Dodgers against the Milwaukee Brewers.[13] He allowed five runs in the second inning and lost the game. He struck out seven and allowed eight hits in his five innings of work.[14] He recorded his first major league win on September 7 against the Arizona Diamondbacks when he allowed only one run in five innings.[15] Stewart made five starts and two relief appearances for the Dodgers with a 5.79 ERA in 28 innings.[16]

Stewart suffered from tendinitis in his right shoulder during spring training in 2017, causing him to begin the season on the disabled list.[17] After recovering from his injury, Stewart spent 2017 bouncing between the minors and the majors, appearing in 17 games (with 4 starts) for the Dodgers with a 3.41 ERA and no decisions[18] and also making 5 starts for Oklahoma City, where he had a 3.12 ERA.[7] On September 2, he was placed on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Rocky Gale.[19]

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

On July 31, 2019, Stewart was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.[20] He was called up to the Blue Jays from Buffalo on August 5.[21] Stewart was outrighted off the Blue Jays roster on October 30, 2019.

Chicago CubsEdit

On December 12, 2019, Stewart was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the minor league phase of the 2019 Rule 5 draft.[22]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Reinhardt, Randy (June 6, 2014). "ISU's Stewart, Rhoades hear names called in draft". Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "Brock Stewart - Profile". Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Stephen, Eric (June 15, 2014). "Ogden Raptors 2014 opening day roster includes John Richy, Brock Stewart". SB Nation. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "2014 Ogden Raptors statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  5. ^ DeVries, Matt (April 6, 2015). "Loons Arrive in Midland for 2015 Season". Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Bernreuter, Hugh (May 18, 2015). "Dodgers promote pitching prospect Brock Stewart". Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Brock Stewart Register Statistics & History". Baseball Reference. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "2016 Quakes Roster Announced". Our Sports Central. April 4, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Tripodi, Chris (May 11, 2016). "Stewart gets upper hand on familiar foes". Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Unruh, Jacob (June 13, 2016). "OKC Dodgers: Brock Stewart makes Triple-A debut in front of scout father". The Oklahoman. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  11. ^ Stephen, Eric (June 14, 2016). "Alex Verdugo, Willie Calhoun among 9 Texas League All-Stars for Double-A Tulsa". SB Nation. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  12. ^ Stephen, Eric (September 2, 2016). "Brock Stewart, Edwin Rios named Dodgers minor league pitcher, player of the year". SB Nation. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  13. ^ Hogg, Curt (June 28, 2016). "Dodgers' Stewart set to debut vs. host Brewers". Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  14. ^ McCalvy, Adam and Ken Gurnick (June 30, 2016). "Bats silenced as 1 inning sours Stewart's debut". Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  15. ^ "September 7, 2016, Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play and box score". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  16. ^ "2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Batting, Pitching & Fielding Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  17. ^ McCullough, Andy (March 12, 2017). "Dodgers rookie Brock Stewart sidelined because of shoulder soreness". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  18. ^ "Brock Stewart Statistics & History". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  19. ^ Moreno, Matthew. "Brock Stewart on 60 day disabled list". DodgerBlue. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  20. ^ RotoWire Staff (July 31, 2019). "Blue Jays' Brock Stewart: Claimed by Blue Jays". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  21. ^ RotoWire Staff (August 5, 2019). "Blue Jays' Brock Stewart: Called up by Toronto". CBS Sports. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  22. ^ TSN Staff (December 12, 2019). "Jays pass, lose Jimenez to Giants in Rule 5". TSN. Retrieved December 12, 2019.

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