02/18/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Brentwood (Long Island), NY
Matthew continues to shine on the diamond. At the plate, shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields, and shows a feel for the barrel through a line drive approach. Power will continue to improve as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. In the MIF, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are aggressive as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft and presents well out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 75-77 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 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.
01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City
Matthew is a coachable SS/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Spring Training at Pirate City. In the field, Matthew shows active footwork and fields in an athletic position with soft hands. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them accurate with carry through his target. Taking a quicker first step can help Matthew improve defensively. At the plate, this switch hitter shows a solid swing from both sides. He sets up in an athletic stance and takes a soft stride. He gets his hands activated on time and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with decent bat speed, leading to solid gap to gap pop. Matthew can improve as a hitter by increasing his bat speed. On the mound, Matthew starts with a simple rock step and gathers over the rubber. He stays inline towards the plate and works to keep his pitches around the zone. Matthew shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 74mph. Breaking ball sits at 60mph with 11-5 break. Separating his hands earlier in his motion can help Matthew improve as a pitcher. Overall, Matthew is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.
10/07/2018 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ
Matthew continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a bright future on the diamond. He did show on the mound for the first time at the event. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At the plate, he continues to show as a switch hitter and he has improved, displaying similar abilities from both sides. Hands are quick and aggressive as he attacks balls in the zone. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will continue to improve as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. In the MIF, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works to square balls up but needs to attack more and play through with his body. Glove action is clean but will benefit by presenting more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve his foot quickness. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 71-74 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength.
08/08/2017 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ
Matthew showed improvements in his game during his last workout in Trenton. Arm velocity improved to 72 MPH, and exit velocity's increased to 65 MPH. At SS, Matthew has athletic actions, soft hands, and he fields in a square position. He gains ground, his exchange is clean, and he delivers the ball with strength and accuracy across the diamond. At the plate, Matthew continues to be about equal from both sides. He flashes some pop from the left side through an athletic set-up and square stride. From the right side, Matthew swings aggressively, makes consistent contact, and can spray to all fields.
10/02/2016 - College PREP - Hightstown, NJ
Matthew is lean SS who will graduate in 2020. At SS, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active but needs to attack and play through more with his body. Glove action is soft / sure but will benefit by presenting hands more out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy on his throws. At the plate he is a switch hitter with similar abilities from both sides. Hands are loose and work to and through an aggressive swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently. With 4 years to further develop, Matthew has abilities with time and room to progress his game.
07/15/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Trenton, NJ
Matthew is a switch hitting SS that will graduate in 2020. Defensively, he is sure handed, makes plays in a low fielding position and has a clean exchange. Offensively, he swings from nearly identical stances. From the right side, he has pull side pop and a level swing path. From the left side, he has a contact approach and is consistent delivering the barrel. Matthew is a promising young prospect that should continue to switch hit.
1. Play through
2. Long toss
3. Backhand footwork
1. Controlled load
3. Lower half use