Future Games Spotlight: RHP Jacob Maton

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: Jacob Maton

Graduating Class: 2018

Position: RHP

School: Chatham-Glenwood

Height: 6-3

Weight: 170


State: 3

Overall: 87


(Underclass Invitational 1.17.16) 

Scouting Report:
Looks to be one of the top prospects in Illinois’ 2018 class, and has the potential to be an elite national prospect. Highly athletic, angular 6-foot-3, 170-pound frame; wider shoulders, long limbs with plenty of room for continued physical development. Earned top pitching prospect honors at the Illinois Underclass Invitational in January. Displayed advanced three-pitch mix, headlined by an easy 87-89 mph fastball with late arm-side life. Works from high-3/4 slot, short, quick arm action; simple, clean mechanics with athletic in-line delivery. Maintains balance and rhythm throughout delivery. Pounded the lower-quadrant of the strike zone with his fastball; clearly more in the tank as he physically develops. Also showed advanced cutter in the 79-82 range with sharp late action; cutter showed potential of being a high-level pitch. Changeup is also a quality offering. Throws 78-82 mph changeup with aggressiveness, occasional sink down in the zone. Overall impressive bullpen performance, though it seems Maton has only begun to scratch the surface of his potential. … While no doubt Maton’s future will be on the mound, he also showcased well at the plate. Has a balanced, simple plate approach, highly athletic hands and generates easy bat speed. Maintains excellent balance throughout contact with an aggressive lower half. Ball jumped off his bat with backspin carry. … Comes from a strong baseball family: both his older brothers – RHP Phil Maton and SS/RHP Nick Maton – were drafted in 2015. Phil was drafted out of Louisiana-Lafayette (20th round); Nick drafted out of high school (40th round). (Report from Underclass Invitational last winter).

The Future Games:
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