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Matthew Horton

Matthew Horton LHP/OF

  • Mount Holly, NJ
  • Rancocas Valley Regional
  • Commitment: Wesley College
  • Grad 2014
  • Ht 5'9''
  • Wt 160 lbs
  • Throws Left
  • Bats Left
  • Arm 78 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.19 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • N/A sec 10 Yds
  • N/A sec 40 Yds
  • 7.19 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.56 sec H > 1B (LHH)
  • N/A sec Shuttle (L)
  • N/A sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • N/A Broad Jump
  • N/A Lateral Jump (L)
  • N/A Lateral Jump (R)
  • N/A psi Grip (L)
  • N/A psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 78 mph mph Velocity
  • 42 Arm Grade

Position - OF

  • 42 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 42 Hitting Grade (L)
  • 45 Power Grade (L)
  • N/A mph Exit Velocity

Pitching

  • Over Top Arm Angle
  • 48 Arm Action Grade
  • 48 Control Grade
  • 48 Delivery Grade
  • 76 – 78 mph FASTBALL
  • N/A FB Grade
  • 63 – 66 mph CURVEBALL
  • 45 CB Grade
  • 70 – 71 mph CHANGEUP
  • 45 CH Grade

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • LHP/OFPosition Projection

04/21/2013 - College PREP - Plymouth Meeting (Philadelphia), PA Horton continues to show as a LHP/OF at the event. On the mound, delivery is sound, repeatable and he hides the ball well. Fastball showed a range of 74-75 mph with slight arm side run. Breaking ball displayed 12/6 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with arm side run. Slider showed 2/8 shape with loose spin and early break. He is around the plate with all his pitches, throwing a lot of strikes. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is developed through a long toss program. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls but needs to work on getting behind balls more to play through with momentum to his target. At the plate, Matt shows an open setup with balance. Hands works through a level swing path and he makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. He needs to work to get stride foot down sooner to work on time and keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields.

03/10/2013 - National Tryout - Hightstown, NJ Matthew worked out both on the mound and in the OF during his last workout in NJ. On the hill, Matthew showed a loose arm, he is around the plate with his pitches, and he keeps his head on target. He has level shoulders and finishes in an athletic / complete position. In the OF, Matthew is light on his feet, his hands are sure, and he fields athletically. He has a loose arm action and delivers the ball with accuracy and carry to his target. At the plate, Matthew has an open stance, a square stride, and good balance. He makes square contact, swings in good rhythm, and he uses some lower 1/2.

09/22/2012 - Pitching/Catching Accelerated Training Weekend (Commuter) (Ages 14-18) Matt is a thin LHP, with some obvious athleticism and a plus presence on the mound. His arm works very well as he has good arm speed and a sound delivery. His fastball has some late run to it, and he throws it consistently for strikes. He throws a sharp 1/7 CB with FB arm speed, and is able to consistently locate. His CH has some run to it as well, as he throw is for strikes with near FB arm speed. Matt showed great extension in his delivery, as his lower half works very efficiently. His arm is loose and works in proper sequence with his lower body. Matt will continue to improve as he gets bigger and stronger, and in turn more explosive. He has a nice future ahead of him as he continues to grow.

08/06/2012 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 Matt showed as a LHP and in the OF for the first time. Currently, he projects best on the mound for the next level where he has upside. His delivery is sound / repeatable, allowing his arm to work free to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 72-82 mph with slight run. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with sharp break and shows flashes of being a quality pitch when he stays on top. Command / control are a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches, locating to both sides of the plate. In the OF, his feet are active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls but needs to work on getting behind balls more to play through and continue to improve defensive grades. At the plate, Horton shows a solid setup with balance. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep his hands inside the ball to utilize all fields.

07/17/2012 - National Tryout - Trenton, NJ Horton continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.44 runner. Arm strength and off speed pitches on the mound have improved as well. He threw his best velocity to date, topping out at 77 mph. Off speed pitch shows as a quality pitch that will get outs at the next level.

09/24/2011 - Accelerated Pitching/Catching Weekend (Commuter) Matthew has good tight movement in his pitches and has sound arm mechanics. Matthew should continue to work on loading his weight on his backside in his balance and bringing the weight through explosively to a low finish. This will allow him to better use his whole body in creating velocity not just arm strength.

11/06/2010 - Accelerated Hitting Weekend (Commuter) Matthew does a good job staying together with his hips and shoulders. If he strides straight he allows his lower 1/2 to work really well in finish off the swing. Matt's swing is level and he makes solid contact with the baseball. If he can avoid diving toward the plate, it will allow for his lower 1/2 to finish, thus adding more pop to his swing.

Profile

Matthew Horton Mount Holly, NJ info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position LHP
Grad Year 2014 Secondary Position OF
High School Rancocas Valley Regional Bats Left
Height 5'9'' Throws Left
Weight 160 LBS Arm 78 mph
60 YD 7.19

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "PRESENT" abilities (what he can do today), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year. However, for High School players we use only grades 20-70 (grades 10-18 do not apply), while for Middle School players we use only grades 10-52 (grades 55-70 do not apply).

Grade Middle School (Ages 11-13) Description High School (Ages 14-18) Description 10 Yard Dash (seconds) 40 Yard Dash (seconds) 60 Yard Dash (seconds) Home-1B LHH (seconds) Home-1B RHH (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [LEFT] (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [RIGHT] (seconds) Broad Jump (inches) Lateral Broad [LEFT] (inches) Lateral Broad [RIGHT] (inches) Grip Strength [LEFT] (psi) Grip Strength [RIGHT] (psi) FB & Raw Velocity (mph) Bat Exit Velocity (mph) Catcher Release (seconds)
10 Poor -----N/A----- 2.50+ 7.50+ 10.50+ 6.70+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 35- 35- 35- 30- 30- 40- 30- 3.70+
12 Well Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.40 7.40 10.00 6.40 6.50 6.60 6.60 40 38 38 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 42 42 40 40 45 38 3.25
18 Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.30 7.20 9.50 6.00 6.10 6.20 6.20 50 46 46 45 45 48 40 3.15
20   Poor 2.25 7.00 9.25 5.90 6.00 6.00 6.00 55 50 50 50 50 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 54 54 55 55 54 50 3.00
25   Well Below Avg 2.10 6.25 8.75 5.70 5.80 5.75 5.75 64 58 58 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 62 62 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 64 64 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 68 68 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 72 72 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 74 74 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 76 76 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 80 80 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 84 84 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 88 88 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 92 92 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 96 96 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 100 100 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 104 104 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 106 106 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 108 108 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 110 110 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 112 112 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 115+ 115+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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