Twins Nab Top Pitching Prospect In Amateur Draft
The Major League Baseball amateur draft went down Thursday night and the Minnesota Twins opted to go with Texas high school right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart with the No. 4 pick.
Stewart’s selection by the Twins was widely predicted by industry mocks.The Star Tribune reports that Stewart has a fastball in the 92-94 mph range and a slider that can hit 88 mph. Twins Daily recently wrote that Stewart is considered by many to be the top prep pitching prospect in the country.
There was some pre-draft talk that Stewart, who went 5-1 with a 0.18 ERA in 40 innings pitched (59 strikeouts) at St. Pius X High School in Texas, would be a tough sign as a dual-sport athlete committed to Texas A&M. The Twins say they’re confident that he’ll sign with the team.