Declan Watson
Declan Watson
Declan Watson
Declan Watson
Declan Watson
Declan Watson




Center Grove (HS) • IN
6-2 • 168LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Indiana Nitro White
2023 National

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Declan Watson, Center Grove, 2023, IN

Position: 1B/OF

Body: 6-foot-2, 160-pound projectable frame.

Hit: (RHH) Begins in an open balanced stance with a tight load, then uses a short stride.

Power: 79 mph exit velocity, average 73.82 mph. 64.14 mph bat speed average. 21.57 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (OF) Developing footwork.

Arm: 67 mph infield velocity. 72 mph outfield velocity. High ¾ slot.

Speed: 7.52 (60-yard).

Pitching: Slow-tempo delivery, some effort. ¾ arm angle.

FB: T69. 65-69 mph. (Max spin 1633;  Avg 1534). Arm side accuracy.

CB: 62-66 mph. 11/5 shape. (Max spin 1559; Avg 1512).


CH: 58-61 mph. 



Declan Watson: 1B/OF, (2023) Center Grove, IN. 6-foot-1, 158-pound solid frame. At the plate, 's best exit velocity was 71 mph. Track Man Exit Velo 79.37. Setup consisted of wide-open stance and a toe tap. Level swing plane. While in the infield, made throws up to 68 mph. His best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 71 mph. Throws from a ¾ slot. In the 60-yard dash, recorded a time of 7.91.



Center Grove High School, Class of 2023; 6-foot, 145-pound 1B/OF. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 67 mph. Starts in an open, slightly crouched stance with his bat flat and just below his back shoulder. Has a short, quick load and an upward swing plane. In the infield, displayed a velocity of 66 mph across the diamond. Fielded the ball deep and showed some raw actions. Showed ability to turn to second base with ground balls on his glove side. He clocked a 60 time of 8.63 at the event. 

6/26/18: 2023 1B/OF hits from right side, closed upright setup in box. Weight transfer back with some hand load as trigger. Short stride to baseball. Does not stay balanced throughout swing. Did tend to cast hands around baseball. Showed pull side potential. Bat speed was average for age, exit velo was 74. In the OF was quick through the baseball, footwork was choppy, and arm strength was below average for age at 58.

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