Watson gets started for Phils

By on August 3, 2012

Shane Watson gets his pro career started in the Gulf Coast League today seen here throwing his first pitch (Eddie Michels photo)

CLEARWATER, Fla.–The Philadelphia Phillies first pick (40th overall) in this years draft Shane Watson throws the first pitch (a ball) of his pro career on Friday August 3, 2012.  Getting the start in the first game of a GCL doubleheader against the Tigers at the teams Carpenter Complex Watson needed just 10-pitches, six for strikes to complete his one inning of work.  Watson got his perfect inning via a ground out, strike out and fly out.

Phillies GCL pitching coach Steve Schrenk is working closely with Watson who was selected by the Phils this past 2012 Amateur Draft.  Watson, here in Clearwater is a long way from the suburbs of Los Angeles where he palyed ball at Lakewood High School.

Shane Watson warms up in the bullpen at the Carpenter Complex under the watchful eye of Phillies GCL pitching coach Steve Schrenk on Friday August 3, 2012 (Photo by Eddie Michels)

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