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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Carter Stewart Jr., former top-10 pick and potential trailblazer, makes Nippon Professional Baseball

Carter Stewart Jr., the eighth overall pick in Major League Baseball’s 2018 draft who opted instead to sign with Japan’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, made his Nippon Professional Baseball big-league debut on Saturday. Stewart had previously been limited to pitching for the Softbank Hawks’ minor-league team in the Western League.
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Stewart, 21, has the potential to become a trailblazer for American amateurs looking to make more money upfront without damaging their long-term MLB aspirations. Stewart is believed to have signed with the Softbank Hawks for around $7 million, or $5 million more than the Atlanta Braves were willing to offer him after discovering a wrist ailment in his post-draft physical.

Hombre Brotani Posted: April 17, 2021 at 04:05 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rough Carrigan Posted: April 20, 2021 at 01:29 PM (#6014429)
Fascinating set of circumstances. I got a couple sentences in and was thinking, "Scott Boras must love the idea of this to have leverage against the draft process" and then it mentions that his agent is Boras. I hope Stewart does well and hits the jackpot as a free agent at age 25.

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