07/16/2012 - 2012 Team One Midwest Showcase Matthew is a big and strong first baseman and spends time on the mound as well. In the infield, he has active footwork that allows him to be aggressive on the ball, along with an accurate arm across the diamond. His defensive abilities should continue to develop as he learns to create some pre-pitch movement to help get his feet going. At the plate, he has easy actions and strong hands, with an aggressive approach, allowing him to create some pop to the pull side. On the mound, he has strong balance and a fluid arm action that allows him to work down in the zone. His abilities on the mound should continue to develop as he learns to get into his front leg when he lands to help him create some extension. As a 2013 graduate, Matthew has the opportunity to continue to develop his skills in preparation for the next level.