12/12/2020 - Florida Regional Offensive Skills and Pitching/Catching Combined Weekend
Matthew continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 65 mph. Fastball showed a range of 62-65 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but throws too hard, resembling fastball. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach.
11/07/2020 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Pompano Beach, FL
Matthew is a RHP/3B prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. On the mound, Matthew gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and stays inline toward the plate, finishing with a controlled landing. Matthew shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 58mph. Breaking ball sits at 48mph. Changeup sits from 51-53mph with sinking action. Driving his lower half more can help Matthew generate more arm velocity. In the field, Matthew takes good angles to the ball and fields with a firm glove. Hs throws from a high 3/4 angle and makes accurate, on-line throws to his target. Matthew can field ground balls more efficiently by presenting his glove out in front to the ball. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a closed stance and takes a square stride. He show smooth rhythm and drives through well with his lower half, producing solid contact. Taking a more level swing path can help Matthew barrel up more baseballs. With six more years to develop, Matthew has the time and potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
11/10/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Davie, FL
Matthew is a thin, 2-way player who plays 3B and RHP. Defensively, Matthew makes routine plays through playable hands and feet. He keeps the ball in front of his body, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a long/accurate arm across the diamond. On the mound, this RHP has eyes on target, a clean arm circle, and he finishes in a complete position; competing in the zone. Offensively, Matthew has a square stance, a rhythmic swing, and he loads well. He tracks well to contact and has a level swing. Overall skills can continue to improve with work on the following.
1. Play lower
1. Lower body
3. Swing path