Sunday, August 8, 2010
Top Prospect Interview: Hawtin Buchanan
Interview with top prospect Hawtin Buchanan. Buchanan is a big RHP at 6'8, 240. He is committed to Ole Miss.
Sullivan: Congrats on committing to Mississippi. What made you choose this school and what other schools did you consider?
Buchanan: I committed to Ole Miss because it's a great baseball atmosphere and the coaches and facilities are among the best in the country. Other schools I considered were LSU, Mississippi State, and Southern Miss.
What are your goals going into your senior season?
My goals for my senior season would be to give my team a chance to win every time I take the mound and help us hopefully make a run at a state championship.
You are ranked in the top 100 in the nation. Describe how that feels, and do you feel extra pressure each time you take the mound because of it.
Its an honor to be ranked in the top 100, but I try not to let pressure from things like that affect my performance. I just go out and perform how I know I can.
What pitches do you throw? How fast?
I throw a fastball about 90-92 touching 93, a curveball in the low 70's and a changeup in the high 70's to low 80's.
Who is the best hitter you have ever faced?
The best hitter I've ever faced is probably Mason Robbins. He is also ranked in the top 100 in the nation and we play each other in high school ball
Last question, favorite player and favorite team?
Favorite team is probably the Tampa Bay Rays and my favorite players are David Price, Josh Johnson, and Justin Verlander