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Is Bret Myers Back?

Whether Shane Watson lives up to his draft billing, one thing is for sure – he won’t be a boring interview.

Watson, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound pitcher from Lakewood High School in Southern California, was the Phillies’ first selection in Monday’s first-year player draft.

He was chosen 40th overall, a supplemental pick.Phillies assistant general manager Marti Wolever compared Watson to Brett Myers, saying they had similar curveballs at the same age.

Myers was the Phillies‘ first-round pick and the 12th overall selection of the 1999 draft. The former Phillie and current Houston Astro has also been known as a free spirit, somebody never afraid to speak his mind.