Found June 07, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
  Minnesota Twins have drafted right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart with the 4th pick in the draft, and he is one of the more intriguing players in the draft.  He is dual sport star and is committed to play both football and baseball at Texas A&M. A premium football recruit as a quarterback, Stewart passed for 8,803 yards and 87 touchdowns in three high school seasons before committing to play two sports at Texas A&M. It’s unlikely he’ll ever play for the Aggies because he’s the top high school pitcher in the draft. The Scouts love the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder arsenal, athleticism and competitiveness. They say that he has better present stuff than Jameson Taillon did when the Pirates took the suburban Houston right-hander No. 2 overall in 2010. Stewart has boosted his fastball from 88-93 mph last summer to 91-96 for much of the spring, though his velocity tails off at times in the later innings. His life and command with his heater make it even more dominating, but his best offeri...
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