By Jon Weisman
Stewart’s rise from Single-A to the Majors was one of the biggest stories in the farm system this season — click here to read more about it in Cary Osborne’s Dodger Insider magazine feature — and he had the numbers at every level to back it up.
- Single-A Rancho Cucamonga: 0.82 ERA, 0.64 WHIP, 10 strikeouts in 11 innings
- Double-A Tulsa: 1.12 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 62 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings (Texas League All-Star)
- Triple-A Oklahoma City: 2.49 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 54 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings
Stewart, who turns 25 October 3, most recently threw five innings of shutout ball with eight strikeouts against the National League-leading Cubs. He was a sixth-round draft pick by the Dodgers in 2014.
For his part, the 22-year-old Rios, a sixth-round draft pick in 2015, traversed three levels this year, finding his most success at Rancho, where he homered 16 times in 42 games with a .394 on-base percentage, .712 slugging percentage and 1.105 OPS.
Rios was promoted to Tulsa on July 28, where has a .757 OPS with five home runs in 29 games. For the year, he has 25 doubles and 27 homers. He is listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds and bats left.
Stewart and Rios will be honored at Dodger Stadium in an on-field pregame ceremony September 24.