01/16/2017 - College PREP - Auburndale (Tampa), FL Matthew is a lean, athletic 3B who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 60 time of 7.35. At 3B, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays quick, athletic actions. He uses his quick / athletic feet well in his lateral movements as he covers a lot of ground, displaying range. Hands / feet work well together through the fielding process as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Arm strength is tremendous (87 mph velocity) with throws displaying life, accuracy, and on line carry across the diamond. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (90 mph exit velocity) generating bat speed through a direct / level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. Power will continue to increase as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently. Matthew will get looks from the top collegiate coaches with his baseball tools.