08/03/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA Matt is a big, tall, 1st baseman / RHP with good size. Defensively, Matt has active footwork, soft hands, and he moves with good agility to the ball. He picks out the right hops, keeps it in front, and he throws with carry and consistency from a loose arm action. On the mound, Matt has a long arm action, a tall balance point, and level shoulders. He has good direction toward home, and finishes in a complete position. Offensively, Matt is a strong hitter with a square set-up and fast bat speed. He makes hard contact, he can work the ball gap to gap, and he has pop to the pull side. Abilities and improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Quicken exchange to throw 2. Backhand 3. Long toss Pitching 1. Separation 2. Don't wrap back arm action 3. Quicken tempo Offense 1. Timing 2. More lower 1/2 3. Shorten swing