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Orioles' Buck Showalter offers impression of first-rounder DJ Stewart

During the All-Star break, Orioles manager Buck Showalter spent Wednesday night at Ripken Stadium watching the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds. He sat with a trio of former Orioles stars, Cal Ripken Jr., Brady Anderson and B.J. Surhoff.

"I saw Tanner Scott and [DJ] Stewart and Cedric Mullins, a couple other kids I wanted to see. They have a good little club there," Showalter said. "It was a good night."

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He was asked for a scouting report on Stewart, the club's first-round pick this year out of Florida State.

This is what he said about the 21-year-old outfielder: "He has a chance to hit. I liked his selectivity. He should have three hits that night and had none. Some guys are just taking pitches because they are in take mode, but you can tell he recognizes pitches. … He defended himself well in the outfield. He's strong, a strong kid. He keeps his bat in the zone along time."

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