Zach Stewart

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Zach Stewart
Zach Stewart on September 30, 2012.jpg
Tenure with the Boston Red Sox
Atlanta Braves
Pitcher
Born: (1986-09-28) September 28, 1986 (age 27)
Wichita Falls, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 16, 2011 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win–loss record 3–10
Earned run average 6.82
Strikeouts 64
Teams

Zachary Stewart (born September 28, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Atlanta Braves organization.

Amateur career[edit]

Stewart attended Holliday High School.[1] He attended Angelo State University before transferring to North Central Texas College where he pitched in 2006 and 2007. He pitched for Texas Tech University in 2008. Stewart became the third former North Central Texas College player to debut in MLB, after Craig Stansberry and J. R. Towles.[2]

Professional baseball career[edit]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

Stewart was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the third round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of Texas Tech University.[3]

Stewart with the Blue Jays in 2011.

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

On August 1, 2009 the Reds traded Stewart, along with Edwin Encarnación and Josh Roenicke, to the Toronto Blue Jays for Scott Rolen.[4] He was the Toronto Blue Jays top prospect prior to the 2010 Toronto Blue Jays season according to Baseball America.[5]

On June 14, 2011, Stewart was called up from the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats to replace Kyle Drabek, who was optioned to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. He made his career debut on June 16, 2011 against the Baltimore Orioles, pitching 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.[6] After making 3 starts, Stewart was optioned back to Double-A New Hampshire on June 28, 2011.[7]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On July 27, 2011, Stewart was traded to the Chicago White Sox with Jason Frasor for Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen.[8] Stewart was called up to the White Sox on August 6, 2011 and earned his first MLB victory going 6.1 innings giving up 1 run on 8 hits striking out 2 in a 6–1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

On September 5, 2011, Stewart threw 7 perfect innings before giving up a hit to Minnesota Twins infielder Danny Valencia. Stewart then went on to retire the next six batters as the White Sox swept a double header winning 4–0.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On June 24, 2012, Stewart was traded to the Boston Red Sox with Brent Lillibridge for Kevin Youkilis and cash.[9] He was sent to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.[10] Stewart was recalled from Pawtucket on August 29 in order to start that night against the Los Angeles Angels.[11] The next day, Stewart was sent back to Pawtucket to make room for Daniel Bard.[12] On November 20, Stewart was designated for assignment with 4 others.[13]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

On November 28, 2012, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they had acquired Stewart from the Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later.[14] The Pirates sent Kyle Kaminska to the Red Sox to complete the trade.[15] The Pirates designated Stewart for assignment on January 17, 2013.[16]

Return to Chicago[edit]

Stewart was claimed by the Chicago White Sox on January 24, 2013.[17] Stewart spent the 2013 season with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Stewart was traded to the Atlanta Braves on March 10, 2014, in exchange for cash considerations.[18] he started the 2014 season with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White Sox trade Stewart to Braves". Times Record News. March 10, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Former Lion Zach Stewart Makes Major League Debut". June 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cincinnati Reds 2008 Draft Results | reds.com: Team". Cincinnati.reds.mlb.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "MLB Trade: Scott Rolen of Toronto Blue Jays needs to OK his trade to Cincinnati Reds - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2009-08-01. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ Rode, Nathan (2009-12-15). "Prospects: Rankings: Organization Top 10 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays: Top 10 Prospects". BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. ^ "Command problems resulted in Kyle Drabek being optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday | bluejays.com: News". Toronto.bluejays.mlb.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. ^ "Jays recall Cecil and option Stewart to minors". Tsn.ca. 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. ^ Nowak, Joey. "White Sox send Jackson to Blue Jays for Frasor". MLB.com. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Merkin, Scott. "White Sox acquire Youkilis from Red Sox". MLB.com. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  10. ^ C. Trent Rosecrans. "Zach Stewart a trade piece once again". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  11. ^ "Zach Stewart gets his chance tonight – Extra Bases – Red Sox blog". Boston.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  12. ^ "Red Sox recall Bard". Theprovince.com. 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  13. ^ Aderhold, Nathan (November 20, 2012). "Red Sox designate, Stewart, De Jesus, Valencia, Carpenter and Rosario for assignment". MLB Daily Dish. 
  14. ^ http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Pirates+acquire+Zach+Stewart+from/7622058/story.html#axzz2Dku8ZdZZ
  15. ^ Berry, Adam (December 6, 2012). "Boston acquires Kaminska to complete Stewart trade". MLB.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  16. ^ Ingemi, Marisa (January 17, 2013). "Pirates designate Zach Stewart for assignment". MLB Daily Dish. 
  17. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (January 24, 2013). "White Sox Claim Zach Stewart". Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  18. ^ "White Sox ship Zach Stewart to Atlanta". miamiherald.com. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 

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