06/16/2019 - Omaha National World Series - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Matthew is an athletic and talented 2021 2-way prospect. At 3B, Matthew is on time with his prep step, he presents a low/early glove, and works from the ground up. He has a clean exchange but needs to quick his release to make up for his lack of arm strength. Improving his arm strength will improve his carry on the ball and ability to throw runners out on balls hit deep to his backhand. At the play, Matthew has a controlled load, keeps a quiet head, and keeps his head down at contact. He looks to do damage early in counts, has good bat speed, and hits the ball gap to gap. On the bump, Matthew has confidence in his fastball, works at a quick pace, and pounds the strike zone. He finds a good balance point, works north to south in his delivery, and finishes over his front side. Matthew will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future. He was a solid team player and works hard all week.
02/10/2019 - College PREP - Martinez, CA
Matthew is a lean 3B/RHP prospect who will gradaute in 2021. In the field, Matthew shows active footwork and is agile moving to his glove side. He fields in a low position and makes a clean exchange, keeping his throws accurate and on-line to his target. Fielding the ball out in front of his body can help Matthew improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He is smooth getting into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a short swing with fast bat speed, leading to loud contact to all fields. Matthew can improve as a hitter by maintaining center balance. On the mound, Matthew gathers over the rubber and works with a clean arm. He extends through his release and finishes with his chest over his front knee. Matthew shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 74mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 59-63mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 65-67mph. Matthew can improve as a pitcher by long tossing to build up his arm strength. With two more years to develop, Matthew has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.