11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18) Matthew is a coachable LHP/1B prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Select Training & Competition at Pirate City. On the mound, Matthew gathers over the rubber and works with a clean arm. He extends through on his release and finishes with a controlled landing. Matthew shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 75mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 62-65mph with 2-8 break. Changeup sits at 63mph as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Matthew can improve as a pitcher by staying inline towards the plate. In the field, Matthew shows efficient footwork and covers ground well. He gets into a square position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and gets rid of the ball quickly, keeping his throws consistently on-line to his target. Getting into a more athletic fielding position can help Matthew improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a direct swing with decent bat speed which leads to square contact and line drives. Continuing to add strength can help Matthew improve as a hitter. Overall, Matthew is a solid prospect who has the potential to further progress his skills on the field.