Rays Review: Quinn Stewart "Rays
farm director Mitch Lukevics describes him as a big strong kid with
whack in his bat and athleticism. In his first full season, he had a
20-20 year, hitting .258 with 21 homers and 21 steals in 112 games at
Class A Columbus last year, posting a .466 slugging percentage but
striking out 122 times. But he also hit .471 in the playoffs to help
lead the Catfish to the Sally League title."
"Outfielder Quinn Stewart
also started his pro career when he signed a contract with the Tampa Bay
Devil Rays on May 29, the same day LSU was left out of the NCAA
regional. "When we didn't make a regional, Tampa Bay was the
highest bidder, so I went with them," Stewart said. "It was good to hear
from Coach Laval, he wished me the best." As a fifth-year college
senior, Stewart was eligible to sign a free-agent deal with the team of
his choice. The Rowlett, Texas, native led the SEC in home runs with 23
in 2006. A first-team all-SEC selection, he batted .287 with nine
doubles, three triples and a team-best 56 RBI. Stewart left Friday to
begin his pro career with the New York Hudson Valley Renegades." By
The Daily Reveille
Seeing the Light
I guess I found a love for the game again, the senior outfielder said. I
got a chance to get away, go have fun, get some confidence back and just
play. Thats really all it was. Last year took a toll, struggling as much as
I did. "
In Focus: Quite a Ride for Baseballs
Quinn Stewart Enjoying newfound power
surge - ".. he left for the
Alaska Baseball League, a collegiate wooden-bat league much like the
Cape Cod League. Its an experience (LSU coach) Laval credits for
Stewarts development and baseball maturity"
Dermot Cole Goldpanner Shoutout - "MIGHTY QUINN: Last summer one of
the stars of the Alaska Goldpanners was Quinn Stewart of LSU Tigers. In
a recent article in the Baton Rouge Advocate, Stewart said that summer
in Fairbanks was like the movie "Groundhog Day," in which the same day
is repeated over and over again. "You wake up, go to the field, come
home, take a nap, get up, go to the field, play a game, go hang out, get
something to eat, go to sleep, get up and do the same thing over and
over," he said. He said he'd like to visit Fairbanks in the winter, to
see what it's like "when it's dark all the time."
Powerful hitter that has made significant
contributions for the Tigers, starting 70 games during his career ...
started 37 games in 2003 (36 at DH, one in LF) and, after redshirting in
2004, started 33 games in 2005 (24 in LF, seven at DH, two in RF) ... a
strong contender for a starting outfield position this season.
Played in 44 games with 33 starts (24 in LF, seven at DH, two in RF)
... batted .250 (29-for-116) with seven doubles, two triples, three homers,
13 RBI and 19 runs ... 3-for-7 in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one double,
one homer, two RBI and one run ... 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, two RBI
and one run in regional win over Marist (June 3) ... lined a double in SEC
Tournament game vs. Tennessee (May 26) ... a total of four hits in his nine
postseason at-bats with two doubles, one homer, two RBI and one run ... solo
homer at Arkansas (April 22) in the sixth inning tied game at 7-7, capping
an LSU comeback from a 6-0 deficit as the Tigers posted a 10-7 win ...
3-for-5 vs. Northwestern State (April 12) with one double, one triple and
three runs scored ... productive three-game weekend vs. Arizona State and
Western Illinois (March 11-13), batting .333 (4-for-12) with three runs,
five RBI and one homer.
Played in 44 games (36 starts), batting .297 (43-for-145) with nine
doubles, one triple, seven homers, 30 RBI and 26 runs ... hit .333
(18-for-54) in SEC regular-season games with one double, one triple, two
homers, 13 RBI and nine runs ... unloaded a homer and drove in four runs in
the Tigers' College World Series game versus South Carolina (June 15) ...
1-for-1 in the NCAA Super Regional final game versus Baylor with one double,
one RBI and one run scored ... did not play in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
due to a sprained left ankle ... doubled and drove in two runs in the SEC
Tournament ... launched LSU's first pinch-hit homer of the season, a
three-run blast versus Auburn (May 10) ... first career LSU homer versus
Kansas (Feb. 14) to go along with two doubles in that contest ... collected
three hits and scored a run versus Florida (March 16).
Batted .420 in 2002 for Odessa (Texas) JC with 21 doubles, two
triples, 18 homers, 74 RBI and a .903 slugging percentage ... earned
third-team all-American and first-team all-region recognition.
Product of Dallas Christian High School in Mesquite, Texas ...
recipient of the NAACP Academic Excellence Award ... also played wide
receiver for the football team.
Full name is William Terrell Stewart ... parents are William and
Paula Stewart ... has two siblings, Nicole and Trevone ... credits his
father with having the greatest influence upon his athletic career ...
majoring in general studies at LSU ... born August 28, 1983.
Stewart's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 at Tulane (3/11/03)
Hits: 3 (four times; most recently vs. Marist (6/3/05)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Northwestern State (4/12/05)
Doubles: 2 vs. Kansas (2/14/03)
Triples: 1 (three times; most recently vs. Northwestern State (4/12/05)
Home Runs: 1 (several times; most recently vs. Marist (6/3/05)
RBI: 4 vs. South Carolina (6/15/03)
Stolen Bases: 1 (three times; most recently vs. Ole Miss (4/17/05)