News: Stewart will begin the season at Double-A Bowie and, with a good season, is expected to be on the list of September call-ups with a chance to make the Opening Day roster in 2018, SB Nation reports.
Impact: The 25th overall pick of the 2015 draft has been developing slower than the O's has hoped. In 183 career minor league games, he has 18 home runs and 32 doubles to go with 79 RBI and 30 steals. More recently, over 22 games in the Arizona Fall League this offseason, Stewart hit .244/.395/.384. He walked 19 times and amassed 21 strike outs, illustrating his lack of plate discipline, a key flaw that the outfielder must improve before sniffing the big leagues.