14u WWBA Scout Notes: Day 2
Sal Stewart (2022, Miami, Fla.) showed plenty (of bat speed) when he was able to get the bat off his shoulder for US Elite as he scored a line drive right at the third baseman, sandwiching that at-bat between a walk and a hit by pitch. Physically gifted at 6-foot-1, 180-pounds and looking like he may be even an inch taller, Stewart looks to do damage on every single pitch, loading with intent each time which speaks to his plan as a hitter. When he did unload and he let the barrel go, the young prospect out of Florida showcased a simple yet direct and fast path to the ball and connected for one of the louder barrels at the point of contact.
Defensively Stewart was just as impressive as he moves around like a 5-foot-9 middle infielder with lightness to his footwork and plenty of softness to his hands. His mobility and body control were both highlighted on a single play in which he ranged to his left to cut off a soft chopper and maintained his balanced despite throwing across his body and not being able to plant his feet for a strike to first base.