05/22/2016 - Interactive Video Program - Murfreesboro (Nashville), TN Matthew is an athletic/young (2022 grad) 2-way player as a C/2B. Behind the plate, he sits in well and tracks pitches into a soft mitt. He works hard laterally to body up pitches in the dirt and center them off of his chest. Throws down to 2B are accurate coming from a clean exchange - pop times of 3.00. At 2B - Matthew has active footwork and hustles around the GB into a square fielding position. He gathers well and works in-line toward his target at 1B. With the bat, this righty shows a square setup with centered balance. He swings on a level path and looks to drive the ball back up the middle of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Catching 1. Blocking 2. Arm strength (long toss) 3. Transfer/exchange Infield 1. Lateral quickness 2. Glove presentation 3. Play through ball Offense 1. Contact points 2. Lower 1/2 drive 3. Swing path