Draft 13 – Kohl Stewart, Nick Longhi, Dominic Smith, Karsen Lindell
Clayton Shearman http://seedlingstostars.com/2013/01/16/2013-draft-prospect-kohl-stewart-rhp-tx/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter wrote about RH Kohl Stewart:
With that said, Stewart is still a great pitcher. He effortlessly sits in the low to mid 90s, topping out at 97 with his overpowering heater. His fastball is already a plus pitch, with no effort. Stewart also possesses a very hard thrown slider with tight spin and hard tilt. It sits at 86-88 and is considered a plus pitch by many who have seen him. At the moment Stewart is working on refining his change-up to an acceptable level. He has a little bit of feel for the pitch but doesn’t consistently hit his target.
This draft pick will be an interesting one to watch. Stewart is going into his senior year as the odds on favorite to be the first high school pitcher chosen in the draft. The problem is everybody in this kid’s family went to school at TAMU. Family tradition is a pretty hard thing to buck in Texas and a team is going to think twice before calling out this name come next June.
I talked to Venice H.S. (FL) 1B-OF-LHP Nick Longhi, who’s working hard on his preparation for his senior season at Venice. Loghni’s cred is impressive. Perfect Game grades him out at a 10, with a 7.32 60yd, 4.91 H-1st. I asked Nick: “We’re getting down to crunch time before the season starts. What are your final preparations before what might be the most important year in your baseball life?”
Nick was candid:
“My final preparations are just the usual practicing and the weight room but most importantly remembering that this is a game and to go out and enjoy playing it while being competitive and wanting to win another state championship.”
Nathan Rode @BAHighSchool
2013 RHP Zach Winn of Show Low, AZ 87-89, couple 91s. Committed to Howard JC. Reportedly 90-93 on good days. CB has potential.
Kendall Rogers @KendallRogersPG
Not a surprise @ PGMLK as #2 ranked 2013 Dominic Smith (CA) with hits in his 1st 2 at bats. Smith with a walk off run rule double to complete his 4-4 day
Perfect Game USA@PerfectGameUSA-
Very impressive day for 2015 Karsen Lindell (OR) Struck out 10 and up to 89 mph on the mound and 3-4 with a triple at the plate
2014 Denz’l Chapman (CA) with a double to the gap. Always fun to watch him run. Oh and Dominic Smith is now 5-5
Dominic Smith now on the mound running his fastball up to 92 mph!
Todd Gold @TGold_PG
Got my 1st look at 2013 C Jacob Nottingham (Redlands, CA), he is an interesting C prospect, physical build, big bat speed