Former Pitt pitcher Baron Stuart signed with the New York Yankees last Thursday, but penned a farewell to his team yesterday that he posted on his Twitter.
— Baron (@baron_stuart) July 27, 2022
“I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to attend one of the top universities in the country and being a part of such an elite baseball program,” Baron wrote. “Thank you for treating me so well over the course of the year and developing me into not only a better player, but a better person.”
He went on to talk about how Pittsburgh’s sport history and passionate fan bases gave him a sense of being at home. He also thanked his coaches, teammates and trainers for giving him the chance to perform to the best of his abilities this past season.
Stuart joined the Panthers last season after four years with the USF Bulls. In a team-high 27 appearances out of the bullpen he got seven saves, also a team-high and tied for fourth-most in Panthers history. Those saves were also tied for fifth-most in the ACC this past season and his six saves in conference play tied him for first in the ACC.
Stuart became the first Pitt undrafted signee, since catcher Cole MacLaren signed with the Detroit Tigers in 2019. Fellow pitcher, Joe Corcoran also signed last Thursday, with the Texas Rangers.