06/01/2014 - College PREP - Bakersfield, CA Matthew is a tall, strong RHP/1B that will graduate in 2015. Currently, he projects best at 1B at the next level. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying well above average hitting abilities with excellent power through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Power potential is present as he displays leverage / strength in his swing with baseball exploding off the bat when centered. He will hit and hit with power at the next level. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are soft and sure as he consistently shows the ability to pick balls out of the dirt. Throws are accurate with carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly, displaying well above average arm strength. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 78-80 mph on a downhill plane with tail and sinking action. Split finger is best off speed pitch, as he maintains arm speed and shows a feel for with a late sinking action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with sharp break. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches that will get outs at the next level. Control is outstanding as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained. Matthew has a ton of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.