01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 14-18) Matthew is a lean, athletic catcher who will graduate in 2021. Behind the plate, feet are aggressive and active as he works in line to his target, through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.44 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and he works to get rid of the baseball quicker. Glove action is soft and he sticks in the zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, he shows an open, crouched setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields and has strength in his swing, flashing gap-to-gap pop. Power will continue to improve as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At the event, he was 2 for 5. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable. With 2 years to further develop, Matthew has abilities with time and room to continue to progress his game.