Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All State Spotlight 2019 C Matthew Menendez

Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

On January 27th, 2018 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, 100 of the top high school prospects ranging from the 2018-2021 classes will participate in Preseason All-State which is the premier kickoff event for the 2018 spring high school season. Preseason All-State will feature high-end draft talent, numerous Division 1 recruits, and some of the top uncommitted underclassman in the state.

Leading up to the event we will highlight each upcoming participant through their own individual spotlight which includes video, reports, and more. Today we take a look at 2020 C Matthew Menendez of Pace HS, FL.

Matthew Menendez

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: ESB Academy
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Elite Squad
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


1.90 - 2.01
Pop Time
C Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

01/07/18- Uncommitted. Stands at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds with a lean, athletic build. Offensively, he starts from a wide base with a big leg kick for timing. At times he can get a little long with his swing, but when he stays direct to the ball and in rhythm, he was able to drive the ball into the gaps. As he begins to add to his frame and mature, Menendez should see a jump in power at the plate. Behind the plate, Menedez showed solid hands and looked to receive the ball out in front with a quick transfer.

8.12.17 - 6-foot, 170-pound lean, athletic catcher showed a lot of quick twitch defensive ability. His hands work and will continue to improve as he gets in better positions. He has quick feet, transfer and a strong arm resulting in a 1.90 pop time. Offensively, the right handed hitter has a small leg lift and stride trigger, He tends to come out of his lower half and create length in the path. There is present strength, but the bat will continue to improve as he learns to use his strong lower half and become shorter to the ball.