Starting 3B Ian Stewart is hurting right now and it’s hurting his performance. Stewart has played in 8 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1 for 17 (.059 avg, .118 OPS) with 1 stolen base. He has whiffed 9 times without a walk so far this year. When he gets healthy, Stewart is going to have to pick up the pace because Ty Wigginton (an A.L. All-Star last year) will be pushing him for ABs.
UPDATE: (4/19/2011) – The Rockies have sent Stewart to AAA. He played in 12 games for the Rockies this year and he was 2 for 26 (.077 avg, .220 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 stolen base and he whiffed 11 times. Stewart needs to get his act together quickly in AAA, or his old position just isn’t going to be there for him.