Former Mallard Brock Stewart Debuts with the Dodgers
Stewart is the 152nd former Northwoods League player to debut in MLB
Rochester, Minn. – Former Madison Mallard, Brock Stewart, made his Major League debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Stewart is the 152nd former Northwoods League player to reach the Major League level.
Stewart, who played collegiately at Illinois State, played for the Madison Mallards in 2013. Stewart was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 6th round of the 2014 MLB draft.
As a member of the 2013 Mallards that won the Summer Collegiate World Series, Stewart played in 30 games as a position player, hitting .298 with 11 RBI and 19 runs scored in 104 at-bats.
Stewart started his Minor League career in 2014 with the Ogden Raptors in the Rookie Pioneer League. He went 3-2 with a 3.41 ERA over 17 games. He also struck out 45 batters in 34.1 innings pitched.
He began the 2015 season with the Great Lakes Loons in the Lo-A Midwest League. After seven games he was promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the Hi-A California League. Stewart went a combined 4-6 with a 4.46 ERA between the two clubs. He also struck out 103 batters in 101 innings while only walking 24.
Prior to being called up to the Dodgers, Stewart had appeared in two games with the Quakes before a promotion to AA with the Tulsa Drillers in the Texas League. After nine appearances in Tulsa he was promoted to Oklahoma City in the AAA Pacific Coast League. Between the three teams he went 8-3 with a 1.47 ERA. He also struck out 99 batters in 86 innings pitched.
In his Major League debut against the Milwaukee Brewers, Stewart started and went five innings, allowing five runs on eight hits while striking out seven.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 22-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 150 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store.