• Full name Kohl Robert Stewart
  • Born 10/07/1994 in Houston, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Saint Pius X
  • Debut 08/12/2018
  • Drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2013 (signed for $4,544,400).
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    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. He may not get the No. 1 overall pick buzz of righthanders Jonathan Gray (Oklahoma) and Mark Appel (Stanford), but one scouting director said, "Stewart's pure stuff is as good as theirs, and he's more athletic than they are." Scouts love the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder's arsenal, athleticism and competitiveness. They say that he has better present stuff than Jameson Taillon did when the Pirates took the suburban Houston righthander 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 offering is a power mid-80s slider with tilt. He has improved his curveball and shows feel for his changeup, and he'll display four above-average big league pitches at times. He has a clean delivery and should get even better once he concentrates solely on baseball. Stewart has been limited at times this spring because of minor shoulder (a carryover from football), hamstring and thumb ailments, but none is a major concern. Neither is his signability, because he'll get picked early enough to be paid handsomely and teams don't believe he'll go to Texas A&M to sit behind reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. Some clubs could shy away from Stewart because he's a Type 1 diabetic, though Brandon Morrow went fifth overall in 2006 with the same condition. Stewart should go in the same range this June.

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  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the Midwest League in 2014
  • Rated Best Slider in the Minnesota Twins in 2014

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Career Transactions

  • Omaha Storm Chasers transferred RHP Kohl Stewart from the 7-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
  • Kansas City Royals signed free agent RHP Kohl Stewart to a minor league contract.
  • RHP Kohl Stewart assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers.
  • Omaha Storm Chasers transferred RHP Kohl Stewart to the Development List.

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