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Tony Watson (University of Nebraska)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Tony Watson
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:University of Nebraska
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:210 lbs.
Report Date(s):04/27/07
Game(s):Kansas State
Scouting Video:

Focus Area
Fastball:Watson has a below-average fastball in terms of velocity.
FB Movement:He does have average life on his fastball.
Curve:Watson's curve graded out as below-average, sitting in the 74-79 mph range.
Changeup:Watson throws a change in the 75-80 mph range and it's a slightly above-average pitch. He throws it with good arm action.
Control:He's got above-average command, something he relies on to succeed.
Poise:As Nebraska's Friday starter, he's shown good mound presence.
Physical Description:A big left-hander, Watson has a Mark Redman type body.
Medical Update:He's healthy, but there's some concern about overuse in college.
Strengths:His command and his changeup.
Weaknesses:His other stuff outside of his changeup grades out as below-average.
Summary:Watson was a draft-eligible sophomore a year ago, but didn't sign when the Orioles took him in the 17th round. He's had an OK junior season, using excellent fastball command and an above-average changeup to keep hitters guessing. That's what the touch-and-feel lefty will have to do at the next level if he's going to find success in any role because his stuff outside of that changeup grades out as below-average.