Prep Baseball Report

Uncommitted Spotlight: '25 SS/2B Matteo Martinez

Steven Hardesty
Central Coast/North LA Area Scout


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The Uncommitted Spotlight Series continues as we have started the '24 CIF High School baseball season Prep Baseball California is now highlighting some of the top uncommitted class of '25 athletes. The players featured are pulled directly from our '25 Class Rankings. These JR year players are ones that college coaches and fans should be keeping their eyes on over the coming months.

We invite you to get to know them through the eyes of our Prep Baseball California staff of scouts and the data-backed numbers collected at our events with our partnered companies. TrackMan, Blast Motion, Swift Performance, and Visual Edge provide comparable data to project and evaluate players. All of these systems come together to give a clear picture at what colleges will get when a players steps onto their campus.

Today, we put the spotlight on a Central California '25 SS/2B Matteo Martinez from Clovis West High School in the Fresno area. With a compact frame but showing some strength in his lower and upper body plus good athletic ability Martinez is an interesting up the middle profile. A 7.08 runner in the 60 who moves well on the infield dirt with good feet, smooth hands, a clean transfer, the comfort level playing laterally/downhill and with 1 or 2 hands to be a potential SS long term, but will need to see his arm strength increase to stay there. His defensive actions will play above average to possibly plus at 2B. Add in a very good LH bat with a swing that shows good metrics on Blast Motion. He generates torque through his hips with 20.7 G's of rotational acceleration and has quick hands 23.2 MPH hand speed making an interesting offensive profile for Martinez. The bat path plays to line drives through the middle of the field with sneaky power to the pull side and a consistent feel for hitting the ball hard with good batted ball data 92.4 MPH max exit velocity and 86.9 avg exit velocity. Martinez's overall collection of tools with a LH hitting profile and potential to play a premium defensive spot or stay up the middle on the dirt at 2B should have college programs paying close attention to him for their '25 class.

College coaches and fans be sure to click on Martinez's profile to see full video and statistics.

Matteo Martinez

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Clovis West
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: NorCal U
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Scouting Report


Event: NorCal ProCase
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Physical: 5-10, 160 pounds
Offensively: LH. EV max – 91.9 mph, hand speed max – 22.5 mph, bat speed max – 65.8 mph; Bat sways parallel to the ground into a quick load. Covers a lot of ground in the stride. In BP, showed an up-the-middle approach with good lift.
Defensively: INF Velo – 82; Fields the ball close to his body, quick feet to get the ball out fast. Good balance allows throws in non-upright positions.


Event: Fresno Preseason ID
Positional Profile
: 5-10, 160-pounds; 4.07 30-yard, 26.4” max jump height; Lean body composition on average size frame, lithe wiry strength.
Offensively: LH. EV max – 92.4 mph, hand speed max – 22.5 mph, bat speed max – 65.9 mph; Slightly open with feet outside shoulders, rhythmic hands start over shoulder before moving slightly lower and back into load, fires hands quickly and easily, gets into backside with smooth knee lift, transitions out to longer stride, sees ball early and directs stride to location of pitch, collides with barrel at out front contact, short to ball with line drive stroke that stays on-plane, gaps/extra base hit type stroke, trusts hands and can adjust to pitches in different locations, capable of hitting for high average and production.
Defensively: SS – 82 mph; Deep sink into legs with feet shoulder width in prep set-up, gets below ball and stays low through reception, keeps head/eyes up, funnel to mid-section before transfer, footwork was clean, presents as a steady fielder with some playmaking ability, moved ably into position to get off lower slot throw, most comfortable throwing with higher slot.


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