05/26/2012 - Little League® Experience Matthew is an athletic 2018 graduate who plays SS and is a RHP. He throws from a high 3/4 arm slot with loose arm action and above average arm strength. As an infielder he uses two hands, his hands are soft, fields out front, his footwork is fluid/efficient, plays through well, he has a low fielding position, clean feeds and good agility. Matthew is a very solid fielder but his weight/balance tends to be on his heels. He needs to keep balance slightly forward and continue to polish his fundamentals/mechanics. On the mound Matthew has good balance, finishes well, he keeps the ball down and he throws strikes. He needs to smooth out his tempo, keep his front side closed (he tends to fly open) and stay in-line to his target. At the plate he has an athletic/balanced setup, sound load, short/square stride, centered balance, lower half gets through on a firm front side and he makes consistent contact from a short/on-plane swing path. Matthew is a very coachable kid who showed a lot of potential. If he can make the adjustments and continue to polish his fundamentals he can be a very solid player in the future.