19-year-old Carter Stewart, the eighth overall selection in last year’s MLB draft who went unsigned, has agreed to a six-year contract worth more than $7 million with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball. 

The deal, which Passan reports should be finalized at the end of this month, will result in Stewart beginning his professional career in Japan’s minor leagues. 

Sources: Pitcher skips MLB draft for Japan deal

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