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Holliday Grad Called Up to Majors

Holliday High School alum Zach Stewart was recalled by the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, and is expected to make his Major League debut Thursday, starting against Baltimore.

Stewart led the Eagles to the Class 2A State Tournament all four years he pitched there, reaching the state title game three times.

After graduating from Holliday in 2005, Stewart spent one season pitching at Angelo State University, then transferred to North Central Texas College in Gainesville for a year before moving on to the Big 12's Texas Tech Red Raiders.

He was drafted in the 3rd round by the Cincinnati Reds in 2008, and reached AAA Louisville before being traded to Toronto in 2009, and assigned to AAA Las Vegas.

He spent all of the 2010 season and all of this season until now with AA New Hampshire, also in the Toronto system.

In his two years in New Hampshire, he was 12-6 in 38 starts, with a 3.89 ERA and 165 strikeouts to go with 75 walks in 206 innings.

Last September, ESPN's Keith Law said of Stewart: "I know several scouts see Stewart as a sinker/slider pen guy, but I see four pitches, a good frame, and a pitcher who likes to attack hitters. I see a potential No. 2 starter."

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