STAFF

TANNER WATSON 

Founder/16U Manager

Tanner grew up playing baseball in Arnprior and Ottawa prior to playing for the Ontario Provincial Team and Canadian Junior National Team. Drafted by the Seattle Mariners (19th Rd, 2000) he went on to play 5 seasons in Seattle's Minor League System. Tanner continued to play with the Rockford RiverHawks (Ind), earning Baseball America's Independent Pitcher of the Year and a contract with the Chicago Cubs. After Tanner's playing career, he coached in Ottawa, Verona (Italy), with the Canadian Junior National Team, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy Tournament-12. He founded Watson Elite Baseball to provide development based clinics, lessons, baseball camps and Elite Teams here in the nation's capital.

 
- Ontario Provincial Team(1999 & 2000)

- Junior National Team(1999 & 2000)
- Drafted by Seattle Mariners(2000)
- 10 Year Pro Career: Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, Rockford Riverhawks (2000-2009)
- Cactus League All-Star (2001)
- Frontier League All-Star (2007)
- Baseball America Independant Pitcher of the year(2007)

-Riverhawks single season and all time wins leader.
- ONC Pitching Coach/Manager(2010-2015)
- Verona Baseball Pitching Co-ordinator( Verona, Italy, 2013)
- Toronto Bluejays Baseball Academy T-12 Coach (2014-2019)
-T-12 Champion Ontario Black (2016)
- Junior National Team Guest Pitching Coach(2016)
-Watson Elite Manager 

MARCUS EATON

15U Manager/Infield Coordinator

Marcus enters his 4th year with Watson Baseball, 2nd as 15U Manager. Marcus grew up in Kanata playing baseball locally with Kanata Little League, Ottawa Nepean Canadians and moving to Toronto to play for the Ontario Blue Jays.  


Eaton’s versatility led him to playing both middle infield as well as corner outfield positions with the Ontario Blue Jays, earning him a roster spot with Iowa Lakes CC, in Estherville, Iowa. 


Currently finishing his degree at Carleton University, Marcus has coached with WB Elite for the past 4 seasons alongside Tanner Watson and Greg Hamilton. Marcus brings a well rounded understanding of player development, infield play and a calm intensity to the 15U team. 

MATT LINDER

15U Pitching Coach

Matt grew up in Thunder Bay, ON playing his baseball with Thunder Bay Little League before playing for the Ohio Thunder and Team Ontario where Matt continued to stand out, gaining the attention of scouting departments for various MLB organizations. 


The 6-5 right hander was selected in the 8th Round of the 2003 MLB draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, and went on to play 4 years in the Phillies system. 


Matt finished up his degree in economics at Lakehead University. Prior to moving to Ottawa, Matt worked and lived in the Toronto area. Matt continues pursuing his passion for baseball here through his volunteer work with the Miracle League of Ottawa. 


Watson Baseball is proud to welcome Matt to the Program where the former professional RHP will use his understanding and passion for pitching to teach and prepare our 15U pitchers for the season to come.

CHRIS LATIMER

Infield/Hitting Coach

Chris played his Little League baseball in CFR before moving on to play against top competition in Ontario and the US with the Ottawa White Sox, winning a Silver Medal in the 2001 Summer Games.


Chris continued his studies attending St Francis Xavier University where he captained the baseball team from 2006-2008. Chris graduated and went on to play for the Woden Rebels of the Australian Capital Territory League, hitting .300 while playing 2nd Base.  He also helped coach at various levels of the organization throughout his stay in Australia. 


Chris returned to Ottawa to play 2B for the Ottawa Fat Cats of the Intercounty Baseball League. Chris contributes and shares his baseball knowledge by coaching at various Watson Elite Baseball Clinics and as an infield coach for 2 years with the Watson Elite Teams. Chris has been involved since the start of Watson Elite Baseball and we look forward to his continued input with our Development Program and Elite Teams.