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Carter Stewart

Carter Stewart
High School: Eau Gallie HS, Melbourne, Fla.
State: Fla.
Commitment: Mississippi State

Ht.: 6'6"
Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

Ranked No. 9 on the BA 500 in 2018, Stewart was the second high school pitcher selected last year when the Braves grabbed him with the draft’s eighth overall pick. Stewart radically improved his draft stock after a spring season with Eau Gallie (Melbourne, Fla.) High where he improved his fastball velocity and touched 97-98 mph to complement the best breaking ball in the class—a low-80s curveball with an absurdly high spin rate in the 3,000 rpm range. Medical concerns with a wrist injury prevented the Braves and Stewart from agreeing to a deal, leading Stewart to file a grievance against the team—which the Braves won. He then enrolled at Eastern Florida State JC instead of Mississippi State, where he was originally committed. If healthy, Stewart’s pure stuff compares well with any pitcher in the 2019 draft class. He’s got an impressive frame at 6-foot-6, 200-pounds with advanced body control, but teams will need to be convicted in his health after seeing how the 2018 draft situation unfolded.

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