Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
On the opening day of the 2012 MLB amateur draft, the Phillies had two picks and used them in a familiar manner.  With their selections, the team stuck to their usual style and chose a pair of high school players.  With the 40th overall pick in the draft, the Phillies chose Shane Watson out of Lakewood High School in California.  Additionally, the Phils took Mitch Gueller with the 54th overall selection out of William F. West High School in Washington state.Watson and Gueller, both right-handed hurlers, are committed to play college ball…Watson at the University of Southern California and Gueller at Washington State University.Watson’s pitch repertoire features a fastball that is steadily clocked at 93 MPH and climbs into the mid-90′s at times, a great curveball as well as a cutter and a change up.  Watson stands 6’4″ and weighs around 200 pounds.As a pitcher this season, Gueller posted a 6-0 record with 2 saves and a 0.80 ERA.  Reports also state that Gueller surrendered just 12 hi...
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