Brock Stewart has little use for the prospect ladder
When Brock Stewart makes his debut tonight he can be excused for being light headed after climbing the prospect ladder so fast. This will be the last time someone can only reference the baseball reference minor league Brock Stewart page. Tomorrow at this time he will have joined the big boys and have his own Brock Stewart baseball reference major league page.
His head must be spinning:
- Brock started the year in the California League, the Dodgers High A affiliate. He lasted two games before getting promoted to AA on April 18th
- Brock made nine starts for the Tulsa Drillers, the Dodgers AA affiliate. On June 13th Brock was promoted to AAA
- Brock made three starts for the Oklahoma Dodgers, the Dodgers Dodgers AAA affiliate. On June 29th, Brock Stewart was promoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers
The best part of the Brock Stewart pie is that as he has gotten promoted he has actually pitched better at each level. His final two starts for the Oklahoma Dodgers is why he is going to be starting for the LAD tonight. The Strike out / Walk ratio is nuts at AAA. 27 to 2. Pumping strikes in the PCL. Yeah baby.
Brock is the opposite of Julio Urias, he’s already twenty-four, has made only thirty-four minor league starts, and was never mentioned in any baseball prospect top 100 or even 200 list. No one took notice of Brock Stewart headed into 2016.
Tonight, the baseball world will take notice.