Found June 06, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS For the second year in a row, the Minnesota Twins drafted a high school player with a top-four pick in Major League Baseball's draft. On Thursday, it was pitcher Kohl Stewart of Texas. Stewart, who measures at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, is a hard-throwing right-hander who pitched for St. Pius X (Texas) High School. He was widely regarded as the top prep talent in the draft and was the third pitcher taken Wednesday after two college pitchers were taken. Stanford right-hander Mark Appel was the first overall pick, taken by Houston, and Oklahoma's Jonathan Gray was taken third by Colorado. San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant was the second pick, taken by the Chicago Cubs. It's been well documented that Stewart signed a letter of intent to play quarterback for Texas A&M next year, as well as baseball for the Aggies. But the allure of top-five money could be enough to lure Stewart away from football to begin his baseball career. Stewart, whose fastball reaches 97 ...
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