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Continued: Twins draft high school pitcher from Houston with the fourth overall pick in the draft

Stewart, listed at 6 feet 3 inches and 208 pounds, has a fastball that’s been clocked at 92-94 miles per hour, and he’s thrown his slider as hard as 89 mph. He just started throwing a curveball last winter but has had success with it. And he has a good changeup.

What’s intriguing about him is how much better he can get. He has a scholarship to play baseball and football at Texas A&M, where another QB, Johnny Manziel, is king. Being in a football-crazed state, Stewart spent plenty of time honing his football skills, and he feels that made his arm strong for baseball.

Now he will be immersed in baseball, and the Twins are excited about his potential.

“I look forward to being able to sit down and focus on baseball,” he said. “I look forward to being able to focus on one thing.”

But first, Stewart has to call Aggies football coach Kevin Sumlin and tell him he’s not coming.

“I don’t want to say anything and pull anybody in the wrong way,” Stewart said, “but I look forward to being a Minnesota Twin.’’

Eades is 8-1 with a 2.81 ERA this season for LSU. His fastball ranges from 90-95 mph, and he also has a hard breaking ball.

Baseball America had him listed as the 37th-best prospect in the draft.





 

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