12/03/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Lynwood (Chicago), IL Matthew is an athletic, switching hitting, 2-way player as a RHP/SS. On the mound, this RHP has a 3-pitch arsenal coming from a high 3/4 arm slot. He works to a controlled balance point, has smooth separation and fires from a loose arm action. FB comes out a bit deceptive, ranging from 59-61 mph. Changeup has sink as he works to keep it down in the zone. At SS, Matthew is aggressive and comes to get the GB. He picks out the hops, funnels smoothly and has a quick/clean exchange. With the bat, he shows similarly from both sides. He remains balanced and waits for a pitch he likes. Hands are quick as he squares then ball up and drives it on a line. Continuing to work on the following will help to improve his all-around skill-set on the diamond.
Pitching 1. Arm strength (long toss) 2. CB 3. Drive lower 1/2 off of the rubber Defense 1. Lateral quickness 2. Play through the ball 3. Release Offense 1. More hand separation on load 2. Contact points 3. More lower 1/2 drive