Prep Baseball Report

Unsigned Senior Spotlight: LHP Matt Bohnert

Jordon Banfield
Arizona Scouting Director

Throughout the year PBR will put the spotlight on a number of uncommitted prospects who show the necessary tools to play at the next level. 2019 Matthew Bohnert has always been an intriguing undersized lefty with feel for multiple pitches, but made a significant velocity jump this summer that could make him a fit for a number of NCAA DI programs. Bohnert ran his fastball up to 88 mph at the recent Top Prospect Games and featured a 74-77 mph change that is a college-ready pitch. Check out the full report below that shows his progression from an event last winter to now. As always, contact [email protected] or direct message @PBRArizona on Twitter with any questions and/or commitment information.

Matthew Bohnert

Class of 2019 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Cactus Shadows
    State: AZ
  • Summer Team: Canyon Thunder
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L


Max FB
84 - 87
67 - 71
74 - 77
Max FB
82 - 83
67 - 71
71 - 74
OF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

6/17/18 - 5-foot-9, 150 pound frame. Bohnert isn't the most physical pitcher in the class, but he comfortably sat 84-87, touching 88 and showed the ability to fill up the strike zone with three pitches. Bohnert has previously looked more like a D2 or juco guy, but the huge velo jump may change that in a hurry. Does a great job creating and transferring energy up his body to ball release. Breaking ball was thrown at 70-71 mph mph with fastball arm speed and is used more as a get me over type pitch. Showed feel for his change up at 74-77 mph and featured it heavily in live game action, flashing real sink. Bohnert also worked out as a position player where he displayed a solid swing from the left side. Narrow, open stance, leg kick trigger, slight uphill swing path; 81 mph exit velocity. Defensively best profiles as a corner outfielder. Posted a 7.58 60-yard dash and an 84 mph outfield velocity. Bohnert’s future on the mound as an undersized, left handed, mid-to-upper 80’s strike thrower should be his ticket to the next level. 

12/27/17 - 5-foot-8, 150-pound frame. Two-way prospect showed best on the mound where he worked 79-81, touching 82 with his fastball from a high ¾ arm slot. Utilized a compact delivery, raising his hands very high before they break. Showed a 62-63 mph curveball with 1-7 shape and 67-70 mph changeup that he tended to leave to the arm side. Offensively shows good rhythm in the box, using a leg-lift trigger and slight uphill bat path to make solid contact to CF and the pull side during his round of BP. Looks to lift the baseball; 82 mph exit velocity. Also threw accurately from the outfield with 84 mph velo.