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RHP Troy Watson is Preparing for Another Big Year in 2019

Watson is in extended working on his routines

RHP Troy Watson is Preparing for Another Big Year in 2019

May 9, 2019

Photo credit: University of Northern Colorado

Photo credit: University of Northern Colorado

Right-handed pitcher Troy Watson is looking to build off his excellent rookie season in Bluefield last year.

His efforts in doing so has him down in extended spring training currently working on his routines.

“One thing I’m working on is maintaining my set routines,” explained Watson. “It ranges from prepping and pre-pitch routines.”

His hard work should help him in 2019 when he is officially assigned to a club in the upcoming weeks.

And for Watson, he’ll be looking to continue what he started in Bluefield.

Finishing 2018 with an impressive 0.78 WHIP, an opponent batting average of just .138, and a K/9 ratio of 6.7 in 27 innings of work was a great start to his career.

But for Watson it was more than his great numbers that made his time in Bluefield memorable.

“The best thing about pitching in Bluefield was that I had an amazing coaching staff and teammates to help me with it being my first year in pro ball.” Watson said.

A major component to his success on the mound is his ability to command his five pitches. Currently using a mix of a 4-seam fastball, a 2-seam fastball, a changeup, a slider, and a curveball.

Watson admits that he likes to get ahead of hitters early with his fastballs, so he can mix in his off-speed pitches to keep hitters off-balance.

“I work the corners of the plate with my fastballs,” stated Watson. “It allows me to get the hitter to sit fastball, so I can mix in my other pitches.”

Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays will want to follow Troy Watson’s season in 2019, and for years to come.