We continue the countdown today with number 61, Tennessee outfielder Christin Stewart. In his freshman campaign with the Vols, Stewart did not waste any time as he went 2-4 with three RBI and a homerun in his college debut against UNLV. The 6’0” outfielder played in 46 games in the 2013 season getting 43 starts in the outfield. In 145 AB, Stewart was able to post a .310 average while compiling 45 hits, 27 RBI and .414 OBP. Stewart signed with the Volunteers to add a spark to their lineup offensively and he didn’t disappoint. The rookie showed great poise on the diamond and quickly became an everyday outfielder at UT.
The Lawrenceville, Georgia native attended Providence Christian Academy where he broke records during his prep career. Stewart hit .460 with 15 homeruns and 37 RBI as a senior and was named to the 2012 MaxPreps Small Schools All-America Team. During his time at Providence Christian Academy, the talented outfielder connected for 69 homeruns which was just shy of the national record (75). Stewart was no stranger to the long ball and because of that he was listed as the nation’s 324th-best prospect and the 25th-best player in Georgia by Perfect Game.
During the 2013 summer, Stewart spent his time as member of the Mat-Su Miners in the always competitive Alaskan League. The power hitting lefty posted a monster offensive season for the Miners which had him near the top of the league in all offensive categories. The Miner`s outfielder was voted Player of the Year after hitting .336 in 35 games. He also collected 14 doubles, 5 homeruns and drove in 31 runs for the Miners. Stewart was also chosen to participate in the ABL Homerun Derby and was named the No. 2 prospect in the Alaska League behind Tennessee teammate A.J Simcox.
Although Stewart`s offensive skills are the strength of his game, his time in Alaska has significantly improved his defensive play and will definitely be a player to watch as he returns to Tennessee for his sophomore season in 2014.
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