Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Christin Stewart was named to MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week on Monday after a torrid six-game stretch with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. Since April 23, Stewart has hit .435/.458/.783, with five runs scored, five RBI, three doubles, a triple, and a home run. Stewart joined a talented group of young players, including Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Zack Collins of the White Sox, in receiving Team of the Week honors.
Stewart got off to a fairly slow start this year, but has been hitting well for the past couple weeks. He put together a six-game hitting streak last week, and is currently on a second six-game streak after another strong game on Monday. Since April 16, Stewart is hitting .400/.472/.756 with three home runs and nine extra-base hits. More importantly, he has continued to improve his approach at the plate; through 21 games, Stewart has walked in 12.4 percent of plate appearances while striking out just 14.6 percent of the time.
Because of his subpar defense, Stewart’s future rests entirely with his bat. Most Tigers fans expected that he would spend most, if not all of the 2018 season in the minor leagues, but his current streak is making it hard for the Tigers to keep him off their major league roster. The current outfit is staying afloat offensively, but could certainly use another player with Stewart’s combination of power and patience.