Headed North: 2021 RHP Matthew Mariano (Shenendehowa)


Jerico Weitzel
Ground Forces

It's that time of the year again as we look at who's poised to scale the rankings in 2020. Let's pack up and head out as we look at:

Matthew Mariano

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Shenendehowa
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: CPH Gators
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(07/31/19)
85 - 87
FB
(07/31/19)
72 - 74
CB
(07/31/19)
77 - 80
CH
(07/31/19)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
CB
72 - 74
CH
77 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 84
CB
67 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 82
CB
69 - 71
CH
73 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 81
CB
61 - 63
Position
7.89
60-yard
77
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.89
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
81

HEADED NORTH

BASE CAMP

Mariano has been a fun prospect to follow as he has attended 4 events in the past year and a half and shown progression each time. He has a nice pitchers build at 6 feet, 180 pounds with room on his frame to add useful mass. Currently ranked as the number 32 player in the state for 2021, Mariano was a 2019 Futures Games participant. 

THE ASCENT

Short and quick arm action, with fastball progression from 82 to 85 to 87 MPH over the events with no signs of slowing down. Curveball has also shown major improvement, with the velocity of it his breaking ball increasing with added strength. Also features a firm change up that has shown good arm side fade at times. Mariano has been a consistent strike thrower throughout his time at our events.

REACHING THE SUMMIT

“Physical maturity and a commitment to the weight room should allow his steady velocity progression to continue. There are a couple of mechanical clean ups, like staying more in line with the plate, that could also allow his stuff and effectiveness to improve. His arm action is compact and comes through close to the ear, keeping him behind the ball. This will allow him to continue pounding the strike zone and be a solid asset to the program that lands him. A quick jump to the 90 MPH range with two quality offspeed pitches should make Mariano one of the most coveted arms in the state for this summer’s recruiting cycle.”


PLAYER COMPARISON

*Note: Many times coaches will ask our staff "Who does he remind you of?" Player "comps" are a popular tool in the scouting/recruiting world and we have decided to add that niche to our feature articles. Sometimes it's within the physical build, the numbers, the actions or a combination of all three.

2019 RHP Sam DiGeorge (Canastota / Le Moyne College)


Videos

(7/31/19)



UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/02 The MAX - McCook, IL
2020 Preseason All-State - Southern Tier (58% Full) NY 02/14 434 Sportsplex
2020 Preseason All-State - Hudson Valley (Sold Out) NY 02/15 Paul Gerry Fieldhouse
2020 Preseason All-State - WNY (Sold Out) NY 02/17 Total Sports Experience (Gates)
2020 Preseason All-State - CNY (50% Full) NY 02/18 Accelerate Sports
2020 Preseason All-State - Capital Region (68% Full) NY 02/19 All-Stars Academy
2020 Preseason All-State - Long Island (63% Full) NY 02/20 Long Island Sports Complex
2020 Jr. NYS Games Trials - Downstate NY 02/21 Warriors Baseball Academy
2020 Preseason All-State - Downstate (67% Full) NY 02/21 Warriors Baseball Academy
2020 NJ/NY/PA Committed Player ProCase NY 02/23 Keystone Baseball Academy
2020 Jr. NYS Games Trials - Upstate NY 03/01 434 Sportsplex
2020 Northeast JUCO Day NY 06/03 Dutchess Stadium


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