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Stephen Drew | Shortstop | #10

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (15) / ARZ
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Stephen Drew went 1-for-3 in his first start of the year, celebrating with a solo home run against the Braves on Wednesday.
After being left for dead, Drew surprised many with a 17-homer power outburst while wearing pinstripes in 2015. He does own a career .169 ISO, though, and now has hit double-digit homers in six different big-league seasons. He picked up on Wednesday where he left off a year ago, hitting a solo home run in his first start of the campaign. Unfortunately, the 33-year-old veteran isn't likely to see enough playing time to be worthwhile in fantasy leagues. Apr 13 - 9:44 PM

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Nationals signed INF Stephen Drew to a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal reportedly includes $1.25 million worth of incentives. Drew has an ugly .185/.287/.347 batting line over the past two seasons, but he's still a quality defender and can back up both middle infield positions for Washington. The addition likely means that top prospect Trea Turner will begin the 2016 season in the minors.
Jan 6 - 3:10 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with Stephen Drew.

Heyman says Drew can earn an additional $1.25 million in incentives. The veteran infielder batted just .201/.271/.381 this past season for the Yankees, although he did smack 17 home runs. Danny Espinosa should still start at shortstop for the Nats, but Drew can provide some competition at the position and also back up at second base. The signing should ensure that Trea Turner begins the season in the minors.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:01:00 PM

Stephen Drew is expected to miss the entire postseason due to his concussion issues.

Drew is dealing with a vestibular concussion that he sustained when he was hit in the face with a ground ball on September 9. Since then, he has battled severe dizziness and can't shake the post-concussion symptoms. Dustin Ackley and Robert Refsnyder will share the load at second base in his absence.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:08:00 PM

Stephen Drew has started just three games since September 9 due to a head injury that he said doctors are "leaning toward" calling a concussion.

Drew was hit in the face with a ground ball on September 9 and has gone through dizzy spells since then. Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't plan on having Drew available for the rest of the season. "We haven’t seen really any improvement for these 10 days," Girardi said. "I don’t know what’s going to turn it around." Dustin Ackley and Rob Refsnyder have been holding down second base in Drew's absence.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 09:04:00 AM

Stephen Drew is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

Drew has been swinging a hot bat in recent weeks and finally has his batting average above the Mendoza line. He'll sit down against tough left-hander Matt Moore though in favor of Brendan Ryan.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 10:28:00 AM

Stephen Drew had a big game Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Red Sox.

Drew hit a three-run homer in the third inning, one of five home runs in the game. It was the latest in a stretch of good games for Drew, who is 9-for-12 with two doubles, two homers, nine RBI and six runs scored in his last four games. On the year, Drew is hitting just .211/.281/.404.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 07:51:00 PM

Stephen Drew went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in the Yankees' 20-6 rout of the Braves on Sunday.

Drew singled and scored in the Yankees' three-run second inning, hit a two-run shot in the Yankees' four-run third inning, drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning, and then singled twice and scored another run in the Yankees' nine-run seventh. Drew bumped his batting average from .192 to .201 and his OPS from .632 to .659 in the big afternoon victory for the current American League Wild Card leaders.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 05:36:00 PM

Stephen Drew is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

Drew continues to scuffle offensively, slashing just .194/.263/.381 on the season, though he has shown surprising pop with 13 homers and 32 RBI in 289 at-bats. Brendan Ryan is drawing the start at second base and hitting ninth for the Yankees against tough opposing southpaw David Price.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Stephen Drew went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and four RBI in Sunday's 12-3 win over the White Sox.

Drew fell a home run short of the cycle. He doubled in two runs in the fifth inning, then tripled in two more in the seventh. The three-bagger was his first of the season. Despite some nice power numbers, the embattled second baseman is hitting just .199/.268/.390 with 13 homers and 32 RBI. The Mendoza Line is so, so close.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 06:16:00 PM

Stephen Drew went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Drew cranked his two-run homer off of Twins reliever Ryan O'Rourke to put an exclamation point on a six-run sixth inning by the Yankees. The bomb was his 13th of the season. Some of his overall stats are, frankly, bizarre. He has a shot at hitting 20 homers for the first time since 2008, yet to this point he's amassed just 28 RBI. Almost half of his hits have either gone for doubles or home runs and he's still slashing a horrific .188/.263/.380. His numbers seem to defy the laws of nature.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Stephen Drew went 1-for-4 with an infield single and a run scored against the Red Sox on Friday.

Drew has 12 home runs through 78 games this season, but he's hitting just .182 with a .257 on-base percentage. The Yankees are set to call up Rob Refsnyder on Saturday and will start him at second base for the final two games going into the All-Star break. Drew's playing time could be at risk in the second half.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Yankees activated 2B Stephen Drew from the paternity leave list.

Drew was excused for two games to welcome a new member of his family. The 32-year-old has 11 home runs in 65 games this season as the Yankees' starting second baseman.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Yankees placed INF Stephen Drew on the paternity leave list.

He should be back in a couple of days. The Yankees have called up Jose Pirela to provide some depth at second base.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 02:47:00 PM

Stephen Drew belted a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

The Yankees had three homers on the day (Brian McCann had a solo shot of his own), but they were still outscored 12-4 as the Tigers offense came alive. It's been an odd year for Drew, as he's hitting just .188/.254/.390 overall but now has 11 home runs and three two-homer games this month.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis