11/05/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Tampa, FL Matthew is a 1B/LHP who will graduate in 2024. Defensively at 1B, he takes a good prep step and tries to hustle into a square fielding position on GB's. He fields the ball, sets his feet and makes accurate throws to his target. On the mound, this lefty has a 3-pitch arsenal and keeps his eyes locked in. He delivers a (FB, CB, CH) from a 3/4 arm slot and has a balanced finish. As a hitter, Matthew shows a square setup with smooth rhythm to load. He whips his barrel on a direct path fast through the zone and drives pitches with pop to his pull side. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Quick footwork 2. Stay low 3. Develop soft hands Pitching 1. Strong frontside 2. Develop off-speed 3. Arm strength (long toss) Offense 1. Use middle of the field approach 2. More lower 1/2 drive 3. Contact points