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  • Twins Tab Stewart with Top Pick

    With the fourth overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft… the Minnesota Twins select right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart.

    With the first pick, the Houston Astros picked Stanford RHP Mark Appel. With the second pick, the Chicago Cubs, in a little surprise, went with 3B Kris Bryant. At Number 3, the Colorado Rockies selected RHP Jonathan Gray. There were so many rumors flying around the past few days, but after three picks, The Big Three were gone.

    That left the Minnesota Twins with RHP from Texas Kohl Stewart. As you know, he has the football scholarship to Texas A&M, but he also has a mid-90s fastball and a mid-80s slider. It may take him a little time, but he’s got ace-potential written all over him. Here’s much more on Stewart from our Draft Profile. The Twins got the guy they wanted.

    This season, he was 5-1 with a 0.18 ERA. In 40 innings, he walked 16 and struck out 59. What are your thoughts?
    This article was originally published in blog: Twins Tab Stewart with Top Pick started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. jorgenswest's Avatar
      jorgenswest -
      Greatest risk. Greatest upside.

      Given how difficult it is to find a top of the rotation upside, I can't argue with the decision. Let's hope he signs and shows enough this year that we see him in Cedar Rapids next spring.
    1. ashburyjohn's Avatar
      ashburyjohn -
      Presumably they already have the outline of a deal worked out, and the signing will be quick - even if he stalls until the deadline he'll get some pro innings under his belt this year and we'll see what our shiny new present under the Christmas-in-June tree really looks like.
    1. SydneyTwinsFan's Avatar
      SydneyTwinsFan -
      What I like about Stewart's upside is there's a chance we could look back in 12 months and think he was the best talent in the draft. Of course there is risk and he could blow up, but with a high pick it's great to see the team shoot for the stars rather than taking a higher floor, lower ceiling safe pick.
    1. Nick Nelson's Avatar
      Nick Nelson -
      Can't complain about landing the best prep player in the country at No. 4. You gotta like an 18-year-old with an 88-MPH slider. But obviously there's tons of risk.

      Keith Law says 100% chance Stewart signs.
    1. raindog's Avatar
      raindog -
      Pretty obvious pick. I like it. I just hope they don't have to go over-slot to sign him.
    1. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
      YourHouseIsMyHouse -
      I'm thinking he's the #3 pitching prospect now? Tempting to put Berrios in front too, but I've heard most have him as a #3 while Stewart is a possible #2.
    1. cmb0252's Avatar
      cmb0252 -
      Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
      I'm thinking he's the #3 pitching prospect now? Tempting to put Berrios in front too, but I've heard most have him as a #3 while Stewart is a possible #2.
      BA said he would be our #1 pitching prospect.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      I sat in on the press conference. There is no question in my mind that he will sign. We'll get some great quotes posted on Twins Daily soon. But, he'll sign. And, he's got the pitches and the confidence to be really good.
    1. Ozziedavisfan's Avatar
      Ozziedavisfan -
      Stewart, I like the pick don't get me wrong. But he worries me basically for the reason that he is a type one diabetic. I know he's been dealing with it his whole life and he plays football which is a demanding sport, however I just think that during the long baseball season he's going to wear down. That said I think he was the best player available and i'm glad the twins got him.
    1. CharacterGroove's Avatar
      CharacterGroove -
      It was the right pick. You have to take a shot with #4. Talent like Stewart does not come around often.
    1. Oxtung's Avatar
      Oxtung -
      I've wanted high upside pitching for months now with this pick and I am glad they got it. Good luck Kohl!!
    1. Ozziedavisfan's Avatar
      Ozziedavisfan -
      so who goes at 43 boldt if he's there?
    1. Red Bull's Avatar
      Red Bull -
      Just think this potential Ace hasnt even put his full effort into baseball because he also played football, imagine what he can do when he soley focuses on baseball. This kid is gonna be great!

      Now if I could just find a time machine.........2017
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Don't see it being Boldt. Hard to say now, depending on who falls... I'd guess another pitcher.
    1. josecordoba's Avatar
      josecordoba -
      I'm guessing a College Pitcher (Similar to the Bard/Melatokis) types they took last arm.
    1. diehardtwinsfan's Avatar
      diehardtwinsfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozziedavisfan View Post
      so who goes at 43 boldt if he's there?
      I'm really hoping Manaea falls there and we get him... That's probably a bit unrealistic as unless his asking price has dropped to 2M, I don't see us snagging him.

      That said, I'm not sure I get the Boldt love. He's a decent prospect, but with injury concerns and this strikes me more as a homer pick. If not Manaea, Kyle Cerrano might be a good pick... I know they brought in a guy a couple weeks back I liked there too... His name is escaping me though.
    1. Red Bull's Avatar
      Red Bull -
      Cant wait
    1. h2oface's Avatar
      h2oface -
      See you in 6 years, Kohl
    1. Oxtung's Avatar
      Oxtung -
      I would be excited if they grabbed a SS like Oscar Mercado. Everything I've heard about him is his defense is outstanding and there is no question about him sticking there. With Stewart drafted SS might be our biggest hole.
    1. mlhouse's Avatar
      mlhouse -
      My cousin is a big Texas AM football fan and he believes Stewart will sign for the slotted value of the 4th overall pick.
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