06-07-2013, 01:45 AM
Since 2010 the Minnesota Twins starting rotation has had an average fastball velocity of 90 miles per hour, which has been the lowest in the American League. In that time, they have struck out the lowest percentage of hitters (14.8%), had the third-highest ERA (4.76) and second-highest contact rate (83.6%).
In an effort to improve in these areas the Twins selected Kohl Stewart
, a fireballer out of a Houston prep school whose skill set is projected to eventually help the rotation out of the lowly doldrums.
Armed with a mid-90s fastball that touches 97, Stewart, a Texas A&M recruited quarterback, has mowed down Texas hitters for several years