Watters brings major heat to the table for the Athletics, who have always prided themselves on developing pitching talent through its farm system. The former West Virginia Mountaineer saw a sharp decline in 2022 after a respectable 2021 campaign. Nonetheless, he still saw an uptick in innings pitched and strikeouts. Standing 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Watters can get his fastball up around the 100 mph mark.
Victor Scott II’s foot speed aided him on both the bases and in the field for the West Virginia Mountaineers. During school, he posted an 86-percent conversion rate on steal attempts. His marked improvement as a hitter in 2022 (.278 BA) spurred more on-base opportunities. Scott’s 38 stolen bases led the conference and ranked sixth nationally this past season.