The Mets did not sign D.J. Johnson, their 21st round selection in the 2010 draft, but they did sign their 20th round selection that year – First Baseman Luke Stewart out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. The 602nd overall selection lasted two years in the organization. Luke has been previously drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 42nd round of the 2006 draft. Luke’s younger brother Brock was chosen by the Mets in the 40th round of the 2010 draft, but did not sign.
Luke began his professional career in 2010 with the Kingsport Mets (Rookie) of the Appalachian League. He appeared in 58 games, batting .255 with 8 HR and 31 RBI. He had 216 AB, scored 38 runs, had 55 hits with 12 doubles and 1 triple. He had an OBP of .353 and slugged .431. He walked 23 times and struck out 68 times.
In 2011, Luke was promoted to the Brooklyn Cyclones (A-) of the New York Penn League, but struggled before returning to Kingsport, where he remained for the rest of the season. In 17 games with Brooklyn, he hit .176 with 1 HR and 5 RBI. After returning to Kingsport, Luke hit .234 with 6 HR and 28 RBI in 42 games. On the season, Luke appeared in 59 games and hit a combined .218 with 7 HR and 33 RBI. He had 188 AB, scored 30 runs, had 41 hits with 9 doubles, and three triples. He walked 32 times and struck out 63 times. He had an OBP of .330 and slugged .410.
Luke was released by the Mets at the end of Spring Training 2012 on March 26th.
In his professional career, Luke appeared in 117 games, batting 238 with 15 HR and 64 RBI. He had 404 AB, scored 68 runs, had 96 hits, 21 doubles, 4 triples, walked 55 times, and struck out 131 times. He had a career OBP OF .342 and slugged .421.