Matt Hood
Matt Hood




Aptos (HS) • CA
5-10 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Aptos Aces


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Bay Area World Series Underclass (6/4/21-6/6/21)

Offensive notes: Balanced stance, high back elbow holding a strong place to hit on the forward move. His best swings allow the direct hands to get in front of the plate and extend through the ball for carry to LCF. In game was ready to hit and on the FB finding hits to the pullside and RCF gap. 60-yard - 7.14 / EV mph - 89

Defensive notes: Quick and compact arm that put throws consistently on the bag with life. Moved well and able to work through the ball in time and limitied extra steps for throws. During games able to close and use good arm to prevent runners from trying to take bases. Strong effot on ball in gaps. OF mph - 87

Pitching notes: Athletic delivery with higher front knee and up down on hands. Firms up front side and gets aggressive over it with a high over the top delivery and compact arm. Rotated well down the hill and more he controlled front side the better it was. FB flashed angle glove side and straight through top of zone. CB overhand short 12/6 with tight spin; needs to get ahead more to utilize it more consistently. CHG off FB look with armside bottom. Frame and armspeed to make progression. FB 76-80 / CB 68-69 / CHG 74-75


Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Squared up shoulders with rolled strength present, longer lower half suggesting more growth
Hit: RHH. Loose, lower hands early slight load. Balanced base with good firmness on the front side. Backside stays connected and hip gets through well. Carried ball to CF and some ability to stay inside it to RF. Compact U shaped swing; keeps head behind the ball well and allows barrel to finish one hand high.
Power: 80 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. High elbow out of the glove; quick rotation around elbow with good hand speed out front. Arm strength present.
Defense: Fields in middle of body; controlled actions through baseball.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60

Positional Profile: RHP
Delivery: Simple delivery with up/down actions of the hands. High front knee tuck showing quick balance over rubber before good shift down the hill. Front foot stays closed on finish
Arm Action: RH. Pulls ball out by elbow, small work towards second base. Quicker actions through H-3/4 slot. Similar release height for all pitches.
FB: T80, 77-79 mph. Up in the zone. Ball has good actions out of the hand (18.7 Max IVB) T80, 80 average rpm.
CB: 65-67 mph. 12/6 shape with long depth through the zone (-14.2 Max IVB, -17.6 Max HM) T65-67, 65-67 average rpm.
CH: 68-70 mph. Arm side bottom/run. (12.6 Max IVB, 10.4 Max HM) T68-70, 68-70 average rpm.

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