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|2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)||After Reading your Twins Top 10 prospects, I just wanted to ask why you wrote Kohl Stewart about "more polish than projection" as a weakness. Thanks!|
(ZuoBing from NTU)
|Because unlike most HS arms, Stewart doesn't give you as much to dream on. He has a lot more now stuff than most arms his age, but how much better is it going to get? It's not a knock as much as its a reality. (Jason Parks)|
|2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I've got a minor league draft for a keeper league coming up, and I know I'll be choosing between Jonathan Gray, Kohl Stewart, Eddie Butler, Garin Cecchini, Clint Frazier, Tyler Glasnow.
My team is in a win over the next 2-3 years type mode, which of the 6 do you prefer, or if it is close between a few guys, why? Thanks!|
(TommyC from Illinois)
|Frazier. Love me some Clint Frazier. (Bret Sayre)|
|2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you think any 2014 HS pitcher is better than Kohl Stewart? Tyler Kolek? Grant Holmes?|
(Jeff L from Houston)
|This would be an interesting article. Stewart's value comes in his combination of now stuff, broad arsenal, and athleticism. There are arms that grade out better on individual pitches, or consistency, but Stewart's well-rounded profile is tough to match. I'd have to really think about it. (Nick J. Faleris)|
|2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Thanks for the chat, Nick. In your opinion, do you think Tyler Kolek, Grant Holmes and Touki Toussaint have better raw stuff than Kohl Stewart?|
(LeBron James from Miami)
|Kolek has a louder fastball, but the secondary stuff and athleticism is way behind. Holmes is probably the closest based on his fastball/breaking ball combo, ability to hold velo late, and aggressive approach. It wouldn't shock me if Holmes passed Stewart's draft-time profile by next June, but there's work to do. Touki has the best raw stuff of the group with his FB/CB, but both are inconsistent. He has mixed-in a SL/CT offering this summer/fall with a lot of potential, as well, but he needs to find more consistency in his mechanics in order for the big stuff to play. Right now he just isn't consistent enough. (Nick J. Faleris)|
|2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hoping you can answer my question. I know that when looking at these pitchers right now they are incomparable, however it looks like Lucas Giolito, Lance McCullers, Tyler Kolek, Kohl Stewart are top RH pitchers in next few years. Who has the higher ceiling, floor? Thanks!|
(Jonathan Mayo from Pittsburgh)
|Giolito has the highest ceiling; actually, you can argue that he might have one of the highest ceilings in the minors. After Giolito, give me Stewart. You can make a case that Stewart has the highest floor because of his body type and current polish. But McCullers' floor is a high-end bullpen arm, so don't sleep on him. People are mixed about McCullers' long-term role, with some projecting a #2 starter and others seeing a late-innings arm. Either way, there is impact there. (Jason Parks)|
|2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)||In one of your early 2013 scouting reports on Kohl Stewart, you stated that his fastball "Doesn’t blow you away with movement." Is that a major issue?|
(Nick from Baltimore)
|With the ability to locate, change speeds and find more velocity when he needs it, I don't think the apparent lack of movement will be the end of the world. In some cases, movement can be taught without sacrificing his other assets, simply by changing his finger position relative to the seams, or other small tweaks like that. I'd bet on this being a non-issue by the time he reaches the upper minors. (Mark Anderson)|
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