09/17/2014 - Under Armour Fall Classic, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Matthew continues to show that he is a very good leader behind the plate and very coachable. He did a solid job of sticking pitches and receiving the ball well. He presents a low target and works hard to keep pitches in the zone. Quick actions allow him to work around pitches in the dirt. Offensively, he is very balanced throughout his swing and shows good barrel accuracy squaring the ball up consistently. He continues to show quick hands getting the barrel through the zone with force. As he continues to work on developing a better load with his hands he should display more power. Overall, he is a player that shows a lot of promise with his attitude and work ethic.
04/13/2014 - National Tryout - Lodi (Sacramento), CA
Matthew showed consistency with his defense and increases to his offense in his most recent Baseball Factory outing. With the stick, he showed good body control getting to a strong hitting position and hit to all fields. He was aggressive getting the barrel through the zone and made loud contact. Staying strong with the top hand will increase line-drive frequency and overall hit ability. Defensively, he sat well, tracked it in, dropped quickly and recovered with quick feet. He was soft/sure to receive and stayed near the 2.1 range with his pops. In all - Matt continues to be a promising player that has the summer and fall to add strength for next level play.
10/16/2013 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic
Matthew is an athletic, catcher who will graduate in 2015. Behind the plate, Matthew has sure hands, active feet, and he sits in low. He sticks the ball well, blocks squarely, and he throws with a free arm action with accuracy to 2nd base. If Matthew can deaden the ball more softly, gain more ground, and add arm strength, defensive skills can improve. At the plate, Matthew has an aggressive approach, an athletic set-up, and a level swing. He has solid bat speed, makes square contact, and he hits hard to the pull side. Offense can spike by letting the ball travel and avoid over striding.