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Orioles first-round pick DJ Stewart to make pro debut Thursday for Aberdeen

Orioles first-round draft pick DJ Stewart will make his professional debut Thursday for short-season Single-A Aberdeen against Staten Island.

Stewart, a 6-foot, 225-pound outfielder selected 25th overall out of Florida State last month, signed with the Orioles on Sunday.

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The 21-year-old batted .318 with a .500 on-base percentage and a .593 slugging percentage in 64 games as a junior with the Seminoles. He hit 15 home runs with 59 RBIs and 62 runs scored.

Stewart was the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and a 2014 All-ACC First Team selection.

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