07/15/2013 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ Matthew is a tall, broad 1B that will graduate in 2016. At the plate is where he shows best with strength in his swing. He shows squared / balanced setup and uses his lower half well. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Barrel accuracy is a plus with the baseball jumping off the bat when centered. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver, displaying clean hands. For defensive grade to continue to improve, he needs to attack ground balls more while presenting hands well out front. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. With 2 years to further develop, Matthew has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.