06/12/2018 - 2018 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National Florida
This athletic SS shows a tremendous future on the dia-mond. A RHH, hands are quick as he squares the ball up consistently driving it on a line. He has strength (91 mph exit velocity) in his swing with gap-to-gap pop. Defensive-ly, he takes a quick first step and has plus lateral range. He creates angles around the GB with fluid actions. DP turns are quick with zip on his throws (85 mph velocity). Range is a plus (6.63 60 time) as he moves well laterally and co-vers a lot of ground. Matthew has a ton of upside and pos-sesses the skill set that will play at a very high level.
01/13/2017 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Matthew continues to improve each time we see him. He is a talented, athletic 2019 infielder with a good mix of tools and the ability to use them. He is a polished defender at SS with smooth actions, sure hands and a feel for the tempo necessary to play the infield at higher levels. At the plate Matthew has rhythm to his right-handed stroke with good eye/hand coordination that lets him make solid contact on a regular basis. He went 2-4 with 2 walks in game play while also stealing a couple bases. Matthew has a complete game that will be exciting to watch over the next few years.
11/13/2016 - College PREP - Davie, FL
Matthew continues to shine on the diamond. This athletic MIF has smooth/quick actions and works fluidly from right to left through the GB. Hands are soft with a quick release to throw. As a hitter, he has smooth rhythm to loads and gets his hands into a strong launch position. He whips the barrel quickly through a level path and connects with pop, driving the ball on a line. Corlew is a solid athlete who has a very bright future with a ton of upside.
01/15/2016 - Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Matthew showcased as one of our top infielders over the weekend. He currently projects best at SS where he displayed clean/fluid fundamentals. His athletic ability allows him to have plus range and quick footwork to the baseball. Thows are accurate and displayed carry. Offensively, Matthew showed the ability to drive the ball to all fields. His hands are loose with good extension through the ball. On the mound, Corlew is an athlete who shows the ability to throw strikes and change speeds to hitters. He shows good rhythm and backside load. He can continue to work on his mechanics to finish chest over knee and towards the target. Only a 2019, Corlew is a special player and will continue to improve as he physically matures through high school.
07/14/2015 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1
Corlew continues to put his athleticism on display on the diamond. He works hard day in and day out, leading by example. At the plate, this righty has a balanced setup, rhythm in his hands and a knee-to-knee load. He tracks the ball into the zone and whips the barrel on a level path. Continuing to add strength will help power to climb. At SS, he shows active prep footwork while maintaining good body control. He funnels smoothly and fires strong throws across the diamond. On the bump, Matthew maintains fluid rhythm and works quickly, keeping hitters off balance. He gets strong glove side lead and works downhill off of the rubber. FB now tops out at 71 mph while CB has 11/5 shape with good depth. Matthew (2019 grad) is a versatile player who will make an impact in many facets of the game.
01/16/2015 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at the Yankees Training Complex
Matthew is a very talented athlete who shines on the diamond. Offensively, this strong righty has a balanced setup with patience. Hands are quick as he whips the barrel through the zone, connecting and hitting line-drives to all parts of the field. The ball jumps off of his barrel as he will be a middle of the batting order type. At SS, he has an advanced skill-set moving fluidly around the ground ball. He funnels to a quick exchange, firing strong/accurate throws to 1B. He has quick footwork around the bag and turns the DP efficiently. On the mound, Matthew has a solid mound presence and challenges hitters. He has good glove side lead and remains compact throughout his delivery. He varies his looks and mixes well. FB shows slight cut that hitters had a tough time squaring up. Working on a more consistent release point will help to improve effectiveness on his FB. Corlew is a gifted athlete who has a bright future in the game.
11/16/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Davie, FL
Matthew is a skilled, R/R 2-way player as a SS/RHP. With the bat, this RHH shows a square setup with good balance. He shows fluid rhythm to load and swings on a level path, driving the middle of the field. At SS, Matthew shows active footwork and comes to get the ground ball. He fields the ball cleanly with athletic actions and makes accurate throws to 1B. On the mound, this RHP has a 3-pitch mix coming from a high 3/4 arm slot. He works to a controlled balance point and maintains level shoulders. FB ranges from 63-66 mph while showing tail and sink. Breaking ball has 10/4 shape with good action. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Swing path
2. Lower 1/2 drive
3. Finish with extension
1. Glove presentation
2. Play through ball
1. Arm strength (long toss)
2. Keep eyes on target
3. CB release point