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2012 MLB Draft: Philadelphia Phillies Select RHP Shane Watson With 40th Overall Pick In Compensation Round

The Philadelphia Phillies selected right-handed pitcher Shane Watson out of Lakewood High School in California with the 40th overall pick of the 2012 MLB Draft. Sports Illustrated's Dave Perkins called Watson a "bit of a project", but the youngin' has plenty to like in terms of measurables.

Hailing from a high school program which has produced many draft choices and big leaguers, Watson is a tall and projectable righty with a sensational arm. His 91-93 mph fastball peaks at 94 and he dabbles with a 79 change. Watson adds a jelly-leg-inducing 78-79 curve. A bit of a project, Watson will need to significantly improve his command, particularly with the fastball.

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