Roy Oswalt. At 6'2" and 175 pounds, Main has an angular build similar to
that of the Houston Astros' righty--and the same willingness to challenge
hitters. "I don't pitch around anybody," says Main, whose fastball has
reached 99 mph. "If you can hit it, let's see it."
"We were going to make him start on jayvee, but in the first 10 minutes of
tryouts [his freshman year] we knew he was something special," says Ric
Sperling. "Besides his ability, his knowledge of the game is just better
than other kids'."
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by 2010. Main's first choice for college is Florida State, but he expects to
sign a pro contract if he's a first-round draft pick next spring. "I want
to make it as quick as I can," he says.