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Jacob Watters RHP-Oakland A’s: 2022 MLB Draft, 4th Rd, 124th overall

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.

Jacob Watters RHP-Oakland A's
Jacob Watters’ fastball caught the eye of the Athletics.

Opposing teams, however, batted much better against Watters than they had during his sophomore campaign. In that year, he posted a 3.33 ERA and finished with a 4-1 mark.

Victor Scott II OF-St. Louis Cardinals: 2022 MLB Draft, 5th Rd, 157th overall

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.

Scott II’s father, Victor, and mother, Mary, both ran track at Morris Brown College. His father was inducted into the school’s track & field Hall of Fame.

Victor Scott II OF-St. Louis Cardinals
Scott II brings outstanding speed and range as an outfielder to the Cardinals organization.