Julio Urias is no longer the New Kid on the Block. That title now goes to Brock Stewart, who will get his first major league start on Wednesday in Milwaukee facing the Brewers.
Brock Allen Stewart was drafted by Dodgers in the sixth round of 2014. He was originally drafted by the Mets in 2010 in the 40th round straight out of high school, but Stewart elected to go to college at Illinois State University. He started out as a third baseman. The coach of the team was his dad, Jeff Stewart. Brock converted to a pitcher during his senior year of college (2013/2014 college year).
After the Dodgers drafted him in 2014, Brock pitched okay, but not great in 2014 and 2015 in the minors (WHIPs of 1.544 and 1.358, respectively).
In 2016, Stewart sports a WHIP of 0.826 and has rocketed up from A+ to AA Tulsa to AAA OKC. He’s a right hander, and Geez we know we don’t have many good right handed starting pitchers, so here’s looking forward to his first MLB start in Milwaukee on Wednesday.