Braves select Carter Stewart 8th overall

Posted on Jun 4 2018 - 11:16pm by Harrison Coburn

The rich got richer in Atlanta on Monday night, as the Braves added another high school arm with ace potential in Carter Stewart.

Stewart is a right-handed pitcher out of Eau Gallie High School in Florida. It looks like he was created in a pitching laboratory. He has everything it takes to be a star in this league. He is intimidating and long at 6’6″, and he throws 98 to go with arguably the best curveball in this class. Stewart was #2 on Keith Law’s big board and is considered to be the top high school pitching prospect in this draft.

Stewart was dominant in his Senior season, compiling a 0.91 ERA and 128 strikeouts. He has a commitment to Mississippi State but it is unlikely he goes now for obvious reasons. He also grew up a Braves fan.

Alex Anthopolous’ first pick as Braves general manager certainly looks promising. At this point, the Braves may never have to spend money on a free agent pitcher for another decade.