2014 Avg.
Career Avg.
Name  Ian Stewart
Born  4/5/1985
Height  6-3
Weight  215
Number  44
Position  3B
Bats  L
Throws  R
4/7/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Anaheim infielder Ian Stewart will get his first start of the season on Monday afternoon against Houston, replacing David Freese.
Insight: The former first-round pick hasn't done anything noteworthy since leaving Colorado in 2010. There is no reason to think things will change in Los Angeles.
6/25/2013 5:02:00 PM
Description: The Cubs have released infielder Ian Stewart two weeks after he complained about the team on Twitter, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: After Stewart tweeted his frustrations about being stuck in the minors, Chicago suspended him for 10 days for violating the "loyalty clause" in his contract. The former first-round pick shouldn't have a problem catching on with another organization, but he hasn't been a fantasy option since 2010.
3/19/2013 4:32:00 PM
Description: Cubs 3B Ian Stewart's latest MRI showed fluid in his left quadriceps and he's expected to start the season on the disabled list.
Insight: Stewart has some power but has never been able to stay healthy, so this fits into his pattern. At this point Luis Valbuena is the likely Opening Day starter at third base and could end up getting more time over the season than Stewart. Valbuena hit just .219 last season with little power so fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to be a viable fantasy option.
3/17/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: Cubs 3B Ian Stewart will have another MRI on his left quad Monday, according to Carrie Muskat of Stewart has only played one game since suffering an injury on Feb. 21.
Insight: Stewart has some power but he has been a miserable hitter in each of the last two seasons and missed the final three months of the 2012 season after having wrist surgery. Josh Vitters was optioned Sunday, leaving Luis Valbuena as the likely Opening Day starter at third base.
6/20/2012 10:13:00 AM
Description: Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart has faced White Sox starter Gavin Floyd just twice and hit a home run both times.
Insight: Stewart is hitting just .201 this season with a equally poor .627 OPS and done little to create any fantasy interest, but sometimes a matchup like this is worth taking a flier.
6/5/2012 10:53:00 AM
Description: Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart is a career .538 hitter (7-for-13) versus Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo with a 1.687 OPS
Insight: Stewart is hitting just .199 this season with a .625 OPS and done little to create any fantasy interest, but its hard to ignore this matchup.
Cold4/19/2012 11:12:00 AM
Description: Ian Stewart is hitting just .167 lifetime against Ricky Nolasco, who gets the start today for the Marlins.
Insight: He's also in the midst of an 0-14 slump. Stay away from Stewart until he finds his stroke again.
4/13/2012 9:02:00 PM
Description: Ian Stewart hit his first homer as a Cub on Friday.
Insight: Stewart is hitting .308 (8-for-26) with a homer, five RBIs and three walks in his first season with Chicago. The former Colorado first-round draft pick was a popular breakout pick last after seasons of 25 and 18 home runs, but he had just 19 hits in 122 at-bats last season before being jettisoned by the Rockies in the offseason. Keep an eye on Stewart. The talent is there, it's just a matter of putting it all together. Perhaps the change of scenery will work wonders for him.
3/21/2012 4:15:00 PM
Description: Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart admitted on Tuesday that he would likely have to manage his left wrist injury for the entire season. "It's a thing that's probably not going to heal during the season, but it's not like it's broke or anything," he said
Insight: When Stewart was in Colorado he always showed power but at the expense of batting average. Wrist injuries usually sap distance from hitters which is enough to send me looking at other third base options.
5/13/2011 7:15:00 PM
Description: The Rockies demoted 3B Ian Stewart to the minors. SOURCE:
Insight: Ty Wigginton was activated and took Stewart's place on the roster. Stewart has yet to claim the starting role despite many opportunities. If you need someone to produce now you should drop Stewart and add someone who will play.
5/3/2011 1:20:00 PM
Description: The Colorado Rockies have recalled third-baseman Ian Stewart. Since being demoted to Triple-A on April 19, Stewart was bashing the ball to a slash line of .361/.500/.750. He is expected to return to the Rockies starting lineup as early as tonight, when the Rockies visit Arizona. Analysis Much like Brandon Wood, Stewart has been a top slugging prospect who, despite his continued prowess in the minors, simply hasn't put it together in The Show. Stewart's power is obvious- he hit 25 HR's in 491 plate appearances in 2009- but he also strikes out at an abysmal rate (career 32.3%). If you have an absolute NEED at 3B, consider taking a stab at Stewart. Otherwise, it's advisable to avoid him until he shows he can stay patient at the Major League level.
4/19/2011 7:06:00 PM
Description: Late Tuesday evening, third baseman Ian Stewart was optioned to the minors. His awful performance (.077/.143/.077) obviously prompted this decision. Ty Wigginton will likely continue to get starts at 3B. Analysis Stewart is now at a similar crossroads as other post-hype guys such as Brandon Wood, Travis Buck, Jeff Clement, and Andy Marte, which just goes to show you how difficult the art of "prospecting" really is. Wigginton becomes a decent add in mixed-leagues, especially deeper ones, as he has hit 20+ homers in 4 of the past 5 seasons.
4/1/2011 12:04:00 PM
Description: Ian Stewart (hamstring) is out of the lineup today. SOURCE: COLORADO ROCKIES ON TWITTER
Insight: Ty Wigginton will take his place at 3B. If Stewart can't play this weekend then he could be placed on the DL and have it backdated so that he only needs to miss a week of the season.
3/31/2011 1:14:00 PM
Description: Rockies 3B Ian Stewart, recovering from a knee injury, made the Opening Day roster for Colorado. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: If Stewart is your third baseman it is safe to go ahead and get him active.
3/31/2011 6:15:00 AM
Description: Ian Stewart (hamstring) will play 5-6 innings in a minor league game today and then decide if he is ready for opening day. SOURCE: TROY RENCK
Insight: If he can't play, Ty Wigginton will start at 3B. Wigginton might be a better short-term option than Stewart for the first three games of the season.
3/30/2011 12:52:00 PM
Description: If he does not respond well in a minor league game today, Rockies 3B Ian Stewart could still open the year on the DL. SOURCE: Troy Renck via Twitter
Insight: Even if he does start the year on the DL Stewart should be back by mid-April. If you own him make sure you have a 2-4 week back-up plan in place.
3/29/2011 12:22:00 PM
Description: Ian Stewart expects to be ready for full-time duty from the start of the season even though he has dealt with knee and hamstring injuries in spring training. SOURCE: TROY RENCK
Insight: We expect Ty Wigginton to steal some starts from Stewart while the team tries to keep him healthy in April. Stewart is still worth using in mixed leagues.
3/24/2011 5:19:00 AM
Description: Ian Stewart went 1-3 and scored a run yesterday.
Insight: The Rockies no longer seem concerned that he will miss opening day due to a sore knee. With no setbacks, he can be in week one mixed league lineups.
3/14/2011 4:56:00 PM
Description: Ian Stewart debuted today in a B game and went 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Insight: Some were thinking that Stewart would start the year on the DL so this is welcome news for Rockies fans.
3/6/2011 12:47:00 PM
Description: Ian Stewart will do hitting and fielding drills today as he continues to recover from a sore right knee. SOURCE: TROY RENCK
Insight: He should be fine for opening day but he has been held out of spring training games so this is definitely something to keep an eye on for now.