PORT CHARLOTTE — Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said during spring training that Drew Vettleson’s path to the majors would follow his bat.
When he was selected with the 42nd pick in the 2010 MLB draft, front office personnel were equally impressed by his strong arm from the outfield.
But it was with both arms back home in Bremerton, Wash., that a teenage Vettleson initially started to make a name for himself.
Vettleson was part of a rare breed, able to throw a baseball fast with either arm. That led to coaches, teammates and scouts watching him pitch wherever he went. Read More…