09/29/2021 - Arizona Senior Fall Classic
Matthew continues to showcase his baseball tools at the Arizona Senior Fall Classic. Defensively at 1B, he shows active prep with fluid actions. He works around the GB and through it as he gains ground toward his target. Footwork around the bag is solid and he is a quality receiver. Exchange is clean with strong throws, displaying zip (85 mph velocity) to his target. Backhand is smooth with a quick release. At the plate, he has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Barrel is whipped through the zone (87 mph exit velocity) as he connects with strength. The ball jumps off his barrel as he crushes it to the gaps. At the event, he was 4 for 10 with 2 RBI. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
07/28/2021 - Baseball Factory Southwest Championships 17U
Matthew is a 2022 coachable 1B/RHP prospect out of Elk Grove, CA who showed well during the Southwest Championships. In the field, Matthew displays smooth footwork and moves well laterally. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front with sure hands. His exchange is clean and he gets rid of the ball quickly, making accurate throws with carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH shows an advanced approach through a square setup. He gets his hands activated in his load and is explosive driving his lower half through. He gets good extension through the ball with plus bat speed, driving the ball from gap to gap with authority. On the mound, Matthew gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through his release, staying inline toward the plate. Matthew operates with a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 81mph with sinking action. Breaking ball sits from 75-77mph with good movement. Changeup sits at 69mph with arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall, Matthew is a talented prospect who has the skill set to excel at the next level.
03/07/2021 - All-In Membership - Stockton (Sacramento), CA
Matthew is an athletic 1B/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying excellent hitting abilities with outstanding power potential through a tall setup. He stands in with a solid/strong base and has fluid rhythm to load. Barrel delivery is short/quick with aggression (85 mph exit velocity) as he connects with gap to gap pop. At 1B, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays smooth, athletic actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is soft/sure and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. On the mound, he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through on his release, staying inline towards the plate. He shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 81 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. He can improve as a pitcher by long tossing to build up his arm strength. Matthew has a lot of potential and will get looks from collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.