Damen Jackson, Triple Play New Media via AP
Twins sign top draft pick Kohl Stewart
- June 19, 2013 - 4:52 PM
Right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart, the No. 4 overall selection in baseball's amateur draft, signed with the Twins on Wednesday, according to a statement released by the team.
The Houston, Tex., native was the top-ranked high school pitcher in the country, according to MLB.com and Baseball America. In 40 innings this season for his St. Pius X High School team, Stewart had a 5-1 record and 0.18 ERA with 59 strikeouts and 16 walks.
In 2012, he was 8-0 with 72 strikeouts in 54 innings.
Stewart was a two-sport athlete in high school and would have played college football at Texas A&M if he hadn't signed a pro baseball contract.
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