11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18) Matthew continues to show steady progress on the diamond. Behind the plate, pop times showed in the 2.5 range with accuracy on his throws. Feet are active working in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quicker. Glove action is soft as he sticks balls well in the zone. He uses his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get his body down sooner. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At the event, he was 2 for 3 with a 2B and 2 BB as he displays a patient approach. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.