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MLB draft 2015: Orioles drafts D.J. Stewart twenty-fifth overall

With the 25th pick in the draft, the Orioles have selected Florida State outfielder D.J. Stewart. He projected as a late first rounder, as Baseball America had him going 25th overall to the Baltimore Orioles, while Keith Law thought that he'd wind up falling to the Yankees at 30th. MLB.com didn't have him listed in the first 36 picks, but noted that the Orioles did show interest in him.

Stewart's bat should play well in Baltimore, but will need hone his craft in their system. He's the Orioles first position player taken in the first round since 2010 when they selected Manny Machado.  In 205 at bats this season, Stewart had a slash line of .322/.509/.580, with 13 home runs and 55 RBI. According to MLB.com's player profile, his power grades out at a 55, but could increase if he makes some adjustments to his stance and adds "more loft' to his fly balls. Stewart hits from the left side in an exaggerated crouched position.

Despite his size of 6'0" and 230 lb, Stewart rates as an above average fielder, although his arm is less than stellar and likely limits his future in the outfield to left.