PN Interview: LHP Prospect Ethan Stewart – Phillies Nation

PN Interview: LHP Prospect Ethan Stewart

Left-handed pitcher Ethan Stewart was drafted considerably late (47th round, 2010) by the Phillies. At three levels in the developmental ranks, the 6-foot-6-inch 210-pounder has performed like a talent that was selected much earlier.

Last season in 13 combined starts with the Gulf Coast League Phillies and the short season Williamsport Crosscutters, Stewart posted a 5-4 record with a 3.39 ERA while striking out 60 batters and walking 27 in 63 2/3 innings pitched.

Thus far in 2012, Stewart, a native of British Columbia, is sporting a 0-1 record with a 1.10 ERA through three starts for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. He has also held opponents to a .172 batting average.

Last week I spent some time with Ethan, who spoke about his pitch repertoire, getting drafted, Twitter and plenty more. Check out the media player below to hear the full interview.


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  1. Bart Shart

    April 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Jay Floyd —- I have known several “Floyd’s” in my day and you are second on that list, right behind Pink Floyd. Anyway, some really good questions to a young player. I would like to suggest a couple of questions to ask, as well”

    To any prospect:

    When do you hope to make it to the SHOW”
    What do you need to work on the most before that happens?
    How do you stay focused on your goals?

    To a pitcher:

    What pitches are you working on or developing?
    What is

  2. Bart Shart

    April 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Questions to ask a minor-league pitcher:

    What pitches are you working on or developing?
    What are the ranges of velocity for your pitches?
    What is the hardest pitch for you to control?

    NO !!! No way I could do a job as well as Jay Floyd. I really like his contribution. These are just questions I would like to hear answers to. Hope this is considered constructive as it is meant to be just that.
    Keep up the good work.

  3. Jay Floyd

    April 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Cool, Bart. I will try to work some of that stuff in, just for you.

  4. Detlef

    May 13, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I agree, Joe; I’d gladly trade Myers for a coimvtitpee 3B and wouldn’t miss him. I believe Myers has peaked and will be a career 6.1 IP, 110 ERA+ starter good for 180 innings/season. Other teams still see him as a rising star; if Myers is to be traded, it’s this off season. Even if Myers lives up to hype, the Phillies could still net value given the proper trade. My only hesitation is the lack, yet again, of a reliable 4th/5th pitcher once he’s gone. Perhaps that’s what all these “tryouts” are about (Brito #2, Mathieson #2, Mazone, Germano, and maybe even Floyd #2). I don’t think any in that bunch are the answer, but here’s hoping for catching lightning in a bottle.Rollins and Victorino are untradeable for different reasons. Victorino is a nobody on the grand stage; he’s worth way more to us than in any trade. We can’t realistically improve production from SS; it’d take someone like Jose Reyes or Hanley Ramirez to do that. I think Rollins would work best offensively at #6 or even #5 if we can’t get a replacement slugger for Burrell.

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