A sage man stood in front of his locker Monday dispensing wisdom about baseball, his role with the Cubs, his respect for the Cardinals and an appreciation for the Georgia upbringing that made him who he is.
C.J. Stewart has built a reputation as one of the leading professional hitting instructors in the country. He is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization and has also served as an area scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development in Atlanta, GA, CJ has over 12 years of player development experience, building an impressive list of clients, including some of the top young prospects in baseball today.
Speaking to business and community leaders about lessons learned through their youth-development organization, former Major League Baseball player C.J. Stewart and his wife, Kelli Stewart, served as keynote speakers at Tuesday’s Leadership Bartow Alumni Association breakfast.
Former MLB player C.J. Stewart was awarded the 2013 Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Humanitarian Award, last Saturday.
Former Cubs player Stewart is an honorary guest at the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Annual Gala on Saturday. He has a baseball program called L.E.A.D. for at-risk youth. Stewart has also been a mentor of Atlanta Braves player Jason Heyward for years.
After outlasting fourteen other international teams, Dominican Republic baseball fans may soon have cause to celebrate, as the team faces Puerto Rico for a chance to be named world champion in the World Baseball Classic.
ATLANTA--The Georgia State baseball team held its annual First Pitch Dinner, honoring academic achievement and outstanding contributions to the program, Thursday evening at Mary Mac's Tea Room.
The handshake is almost painfully firm. But Rockies top prospect and shining light Dexter Fowler would never hurt anyone. It's just hard to know your own strength when it seems to be increasing by the day.
At only 20, jason heyward is the most intimidating slugging prospect in years. Where did he come from? Welcome to the new player-development paradigm
Cj Stewart is one of Georgia's Own featured in Georgia's Own Credit Union's commercial with Chuck Dowdle.
8/29/12: Once one of major league baseball's top young prospects, he made a life changing decision to go to Georgia State University rather than play in the bigs. Today, CJ Stewart continues to inspire others as he mentors student athletes in the game he loves and in helping them make the right choices for their future.
4/1/12: He began working with his longtime hitting coach CJ Stewart, and then with Walker. With Stewart, he spent a couple of weeks never even hitting a pitch.
3/30/12: He lost 20 pounds and spent hours in the batting cage with longtime personal hitting coach CJ Stewart and new Braves hitting coach Greg Walker.
This is about Heyward, but it really is about Stewart. As you'll see, they are interchangeable in spirit whenever Heyward grabs a bat, strolls to home plate and hears the subconscious voice of Stewart rattling around in his head before each pitch.