07/27/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18) Matthew is an athletic and talented 2019 2-way prospect that has a high baseball IQ and made several adjustments throughout the week at Pirate City. In the OF, Matthew has an active prep step and anticipates the ball off the bat. He's aggressive on ground balls and creates momentum in his lower half when throwing. At the plate, Matthew starts in a closed stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and is on time for the fastball. He makes good contact to all fields and stays balanced through contact. Continuing to attack the inside part of the ball and create backside rotation will allow him to drive the ball gap to gap. On the bump, Matthew Gathers over the rubber, separates on time, and is aggressive with his leg drive. He needs to create more life on his fastball and tighten the spin on his breaking with an over the top arm slot. He shows good feel for the change up and mixes pitches well. He has good temp on the mound and fields his position well. Matthew will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.