07/12/2013 - Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Team One South
Matt is a talented left hand hitting SS whom continues to improve and impress. Defensively, he continues to get rid of the ball quickly, shows a throwing arm that plays accurately with carry and moves well laterally to the ball. He has gotten smoother to the ball and continues to have quick feet through the catch-n throw process. At the plate, Matt continues to display a sweet smooth stroke through the zone that produces hard hit line drives to all fields. He's a line drive hitter with the potential to be a legit gap to gap guy at the next level. Overall, Matt has the kind of balance in his skill set that coaches all over the country are looking for In a middle infielder, with continued hard work he should have little trouble attaining his goal of playing college baseball at a high level.
10/24/2012 - Arizona Freshman/Sophmore Fall Classic
Matthew showed very well at the Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic. He is an extremely talented young player with a sweet left-handed stroke that is effortless but results in hard contact. He is balanced and rhythmic throughout his set-up and stroke and the ball jumps off his bat. When his front foot lands on time, he drives the ball to all fields. In the field, Matthew shows plenty of range and arm to stay at shortstop at higher levels. His hands are soft and sure and he anticipates well allowing him to make all the plays. Overall, Matthew plays with a cool confidence and shows a high baseball IQ. His tools are already present, and he should continue to improve as he matures. This kind of LH bat combined with the ability to play SS is not found often. Expect Matthew to be a recruited by some major college programs.
09/23/2012 - College PREP - New Orleans, LA
Matthew is an athletic SS that will graduate in 2015. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 7.16 60 time. Feet are quick, aggressive as he moves well laterally, displaying range in the MIF. He plays through ground balls and presents soft / clean hands well out front. Throws are accurate, flashing carry across the displays but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Guidry shows a balanced approach through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with the ball jumping off his bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. With 2 years to further develop, Matthew has a ton of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.