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    Carter Stewart

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    RHP Carter Stewart, who attended Eastern Florida State College after failing to sign with the #Braves as the No. 8 overall pick in last year’s draft, is in agreement on a contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League, sources tell The Athletic

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    WTF?

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    We dodged a bullet big time.

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    This guy has already made some poor decisions.

    not taking the Braves offer was just the first domino.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapate50 View Post
    This guy has already made some poor decisions.

    not taking the Braves offer was just the first domino.
    Let this be a lesson...
    mistake #1 - turned down the braves
    Mistake #2 - turned down miss state
    Kicked out of the USA

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    2 million dollar mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by trob15 View Post
    2 million dollar mistake
    Well I wouldn't go that far just yet. It's reported that he asked SoftBank for a $7M guarantee - remains to be seen whether he receives that much and in what form (guaranteed vs. non-guaranteed bonuses, etc.). It's almost certain he's going to exceed $2M in guaranteed payments from the Hawks so let's not cry him a river. It actually makes some sense - his draft stock has fallen considerably since last year stateside and this way he gets paid while also not foreclosing his opportunity to come back to MLB if he is a success in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramadon101 View Post
    Well I wouldn't go that far just yet. It's reported that he asked SoftBank for a $7M guarantee - remains to be seen whether he receives that much and in what form (guaranteed vs. non-guaranteed bonuses, etc.). It's almost certain he's going to exceed $2M in guaranteed payments from the Hawks so let's not cry him a river. It actually makes some sense - his draft stock has fallen considerably since last year stateside and this way he gets paid while also not foreclosing his opportunity to come back to MLB if he is a success in Japan.
    If I'm a young highly-regarded pitcher who has flirted with arm problems already, I take the money where I can find it.

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    Tough scene.

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    This is a great move for him, given pre-draft reports and consequent stock tumbling.
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    So is the 4-million for a 10-year deal?

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    Here is, in part. the 2019 scouting report on Stewart (BOLD is mine):

    Stewart filed a grievance against the team, which the Braves later won. Now, after pitching at Eastern Florida State JC in 2019, Stewart still has a chance to go in the first round, but he’s unlikely to go as high as he did in 2018. Stewart has shown flashes of the pure stuff he displayed as a high school senior—led by a fastball that gets into the mid-90s and his infamous high-spin rate curveball—but he hasn’t shown as much consistency as he did last season. Stewart has also added a slider to his repertoire, but it’s closer to an average offering while his curveball still has plus-plus potential. He occasionally uses a solid changeup as well. Stewart added weight to his lower half this spring, and while that increased his strength, some scouts believed it also hindered his delivery and increased the stiffness in his legs. While he has impressive body control, Stewart is not an elite athlete and teams think he’ll need to have more dedicated offseason workout plans to prevent his stuff or strike-throwing—which is solid—from backing up. Through 12 starts and 68.1 innings with Eastern Florida State, Stewart posted a 1.84 ERA with 96 strikeouts and 23 walks. He possesses all of the necessary talent and pure stuff, but there are many more questions with Stewart in 2019 than there were one year ago. Add on the fact that the Braves found a medical issue they didn’t like and that will surely leave some teams apprehensive this June.

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    ESPN says deal is for 6 years and $7MM

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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandBrave View Post
    ESPN says deal is for 6 years and $7MM
    6 years signing in the U.S. if he made it to the majors after 4 years in the minors, his total earnings would be around 3 mil. Sounds like he made a good decision to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    6 years signing in the U.S. if he made it to the majors after 4 years in the minors, his total earnings would be around 3 mil. Sounds like he made a good decision to me.
    Someone on state board said tax rate is 56% over there. No idea if that's accurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by msstate7 View Post
    Someone on state board said tax rate is 56% over there. No idea if that's accurate
    Over here at that pay rate it's 40% fed, 7% fica, plus state tax if that state has state tax. It GA it would be 5% so total he would be paying 52% tax here. If he were playing in NY or CA it would be more than 56%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    Over here at that pay rate it's 40% fed, 7% fica, plus state tax if that state has state tax. It GA it would be 5% so total he would be paying 52% tax here. If he were playing in NY or CA it would be more than 56%.
    Yeah, but you aren't 7000 miles from home facing a language barrier. All people are different, but the difference in money wouldn't be worth it to me... guess it could be to Stewart. Wonder if he had it over again, would he sign with braves

    ETA... if he keeps a home here in the offseason, wouldn't his income be taxed here also?
    Last edited by msstate7; 05-22-2019 at 09:04 AM.

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    This is Boras showing MLB they don’t have all the leverage.
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