03/18/2012 - College PREP - Bowie, MD Matthew is an athletic catcher with average size. Behind the plate, Matthew has firm hands, efficient footwork, and he holds a low target. He has good body control when blocking, he gains ground, and keeps the ball in front of his body. Matthew has a clean exchange, and he throws with a long / quick arm action with consistency to his target. Softening his glove and adding arm strength will help defensive grades improve. At the plate, Matthew has a square / athletic set-up, a short / square stride, and good balance. He has average bat speed, he makes square contact, and he uses some lower 1/2. If Matthew can loosen his grip, shorten his swing, and improve his barrel accuracy, offensive grades will spike.