01/16/2023 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Gambrills, MD
Matthew is a 3B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2026. Medium frame athletic build with strength present and room to add throughout. At 3B, he works from down to up and fields from a low fielding position with a clean transfer. Has a short/quick arm stroke in back as he throws from a 3/4 arm slot forward with an arm velocity up to 82mph. Made accurate and on-line throws across diamond, with a quick release, and keeps his feet moving throughout fielding process. On the mound, he gets a good rear hip coil and keeps his front side closed throughout delivery. He works with good tempo and throws a "heavy" ball. Attacks hitters with a FB that sits 75-77mph with good movement, an 11/5 shaped breaking ball that he throws with good command, and a slider that flashes tight spin. At the plate, he hits from an athletic and square stance. He gets knob to C and shows good rhythm to swing. Gets on-plane early as he hit line drives consistently to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 79mph. With 3 years of continued growth and development, we foresee this 2-way prospect making huge strides on the baseball field.
11/08/2019 - Baseball Factory's Fall Classic Tournament at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
Matthew continues to shine on the diamond. At 3B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is soft / clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays in the ball, utilizing all field through a line drive approach. At the event, he was 3 for 5. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 56-58 mph. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
07/28/2019 - Accelerated Interactive Video Program - Virginia Beach, VA
Matt is a 3B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2026. In the field, Matt fields in a square position and keeps his throws accurate with carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a short stride. He shows a smooth rhythm and produces solid line drives. On the mound, Matt gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He stays inline towards the plate and finishes with his chest over his front knee. Matt shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 57mph. Breaking ball sits from 46-50mph. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
2. Keeps hands low to the ball
3. Quicker exchange
1. More load
2. Lower half drive
3. Level swing path
1. Loose arm action
2. Lower half drive
3. Long toss