Watkins Memorial’s Day Pitching With A Purpose

Watkins Memorial's Day Pitching With A Purpose (Image 1)

It’s the pop of the glove that keeps the scouts coming.

“I can see them back there with radar guns”, said Watkins Memorial senior pitcher Chandler Day. “If I didn’t see them back there, I’d be a little worried, but it just gives me a little more confidence that they’re here.”

Day is not short on confidence or on talent. He’s 6’4, 180 lbs, and blessed with a right arm that can light up the radar gun. His fastball reaches the low nineties and his curveball has some wicked bite as well.

“My mom tells me I cross the line of cocky and confident sometimes, but honestly I think it helps me,” he explained.

When Day is on the mound, he’s not thinking about impressing scouts or even getting batters out.

“What’s usually on my mind is a song,” said Day. “Keeps me calm, like Florida Georgia Line, Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, some Miley Cyrus.”

He is committed to Vanderbilt but come June, he will have a decision to make. He will be drafted by a major league team, likely in the first three rounds and could start his pro career this summer. But that’s a decision for another day.

“If the opportunity presents itself, it will be a miracle. Just something that you’ve always dreamed of doing,” said Day. “I Definitely would put a lot of thought into it but right now just focused on winning games for my high school team.”

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