Twins Picks: Where Are They Now?
2013: Kohl Stewart, Pitcher, St. Pius X High School
Stewart was taken by the Twins with very high expectations out of high school. Despite being young, he was regarded as a potential staff ace, and someone capable of leading an MLB rotation in every aspect of the game. Now 20 years old, and with two professional seasons under his belt, Stewart has started to settle into the Twins organization.
Last season, he started 19 games for the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Over that time frame, he pitched to the tune of a 2.69 ERA while striking out 6.4 batters per nine innings. Unfortunately, his strikeout numbers took a dip, and he pitched in only 87 innings, but some of the issues could be attributed to shoulder fatigued he experienced late in the season.
Expect Stewart to push towards Fort Myers this season as he continues to bolster a strong Twins farm system.