Minnesota Twins Have their Next Great Pitching Prospect in Kohl Stewart

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There can be no arguing at this point that the Minnesota Twins have a great minor league system. They continuously put out good to great players even after one of their home grown talents has signed with someone else. They aimed to improve the pitching and catching side of things in the first couple of rounds of the 2013 MLB Draft. The first pick was a great one for their future pitching staffs. With the no. 4 overall pick the Twins grabbed Kohl Stewart.

Stewart is a high school kid with as much promise as any one high school pitcher on the board. The Twins grabbed a good one with this kid. He is a real competitor and has plenty of good stuff as well. Anything is possible from this point forward but Stewart has a great chance to develop into a number one starter for the Twins in the next few years as long as they sign him.

He was also ready to go play baseball and football with Texas A&M. Initially there were a few worries about his willingness to sign but the number four slot carries a pretty good price tag with it that he certainly wouldn’t get in college and all sources say he will be signing with the Twins this summer and going to work becoming the next great Twins ace.

Considering their track record with talented players I would find it very difficult to believe anything other than the fact that this kid is going to be good. He should be good within the next few years. Depending on how good or bad the Twins are over that stretch, we might see Stewart in Spring Training as soon as a couple of years from now.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.

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