11/10/2011 - Pirate City Select Training - 2011 (Pre HS) Matthew is a thick/solid 2017 graduate who plays SS. He is a great kid who hustles, works hard and is eager to learn. Matthew throws from a high 3/4 arm slot with long/loose arm action and is consistent. His arm strength/ accuracy are good and his ball has life to it. In the infield he has an athletic/square fielding position, he has active/efficient feet, plays through well, his pivots/feeds are quick and he communicates on the field. He has a tendency to be awkward but overall he is a solid fielder. At the plate Matthew has a short stride, stable balance, his lower half gets through, makes hard contact to all fields, timing is good and his swing path is level. If Matthew continues to progress by working on his game he should be a solid player in the future.