Rachaad Stewart

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Rachaad Kenyow Stewart

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Rachaad Stewart was drafted three times. The first was coming out of high school when the Montreal Expos took him in the 37th round of the 1992 amateur draft. The other two times, he was attending Triton College: the San Francisco Giants took him in the 30th round of the 1993 amateur draft and then the Baltimore Orioles in the 16th round of the 1994 amateur draft.

After signing with the Orioles he began his pro career in 1994, splitting the season between the GCL Orioles and the Bluefield Orioles of the Appalachian League, going a combined 301, 2.53 in 15 games. In 1995, he moved up to the Frederick Keys of the Carolina League where he was 8-8, 3.64 in 26 starts, with 140 strikeouts in 150 2/3 innings. He must have caught the attention of scouts, as on December 17th that year, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves along with Joe Borowski in return for Kent Mercker.

He spent the 1996 and 1997 seasons in the Braves system following the trade, but had limited success. The first season with the Greenville Braves of the AA Southern League, he went 3-5 6.06 in 24 games and 13 starts. When he had a slow start in 1997, going 1-2, 8.50 in 6 games for Greenville, he was demoted to the Durham Bulls of the Class A Carolina League where he pitched better, going 1-0, 2.90 in 8 games. He was still let go after that season and found himself back in the Orioles system in 1998. However, things did not go any better for him in his third shot at AA, with the Bowie BaySox of the Eastern League, as he was 0-4, 10.80 in 5 starts and was let go, bringing his career to an end.

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