12/27/2008 - Under Armour Recruiting Classic 2008 Matt is a 2B with a small frame that does show projection as it continues to physically mature and add muscle mass. Foot speed is below average and must be improved through a speed / agility program to play in the middle at the next level. Arm strength is slightly average and needs to get on a strict long toss program to aid in building more arm strength. He makes the routine plays displaying slightly average defensive abilities. At the plate, Botello has slightly average ability with average power. He does a nice job of staying on top of the baseball and makes consistent contact. He does have some mechanical flaws that are hindering him from reaching his fullest potential at the plate. Hitting grades will improve quickly with some instruction and adjustments. Matt has abilities with a lot of room to continue to improve.