The fourth overall selection of the Minnesota Twins back in the 2013 MLB Draft, top pitching prospect Kohl Stewart pitched just 87 innings for the franchise's Midwest League affiliate last season due to recurring shoulder problems.
However, per Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North, Stewart says those troubles are long past him after rehab work this offseason:
Kohl Stewart, who dealt with a shoulder injury last year, said his shoulder is now 100% and has "never been as strong as it is right now."
— Tyler Mason (@FSNtylermason) February 3, 2015
Considered by many MLB analysts as one of the game's top pitching prospects, Stewart missed nearly four weeks with a shoulder impingement during the middle of the 2014 season and was sidelined for the remainder of the campaign after leaving an August 19th start with diminished velocity.
Regardless of his injury-plagued 2014 run, Stewart was still ranked #53 on ESPN's Keith Law's Top 100 MLB Prospects list late last month. He's likely to start the 2015 season in the High-A Florida State League for the Twins' organization, after he posted a sterling 2.59 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP in 19 starts at Low-A Cedar Rapids last season.
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