Matt Smith
Matt Smith
Matt Smith
Matt Smith
Matt Smith

CLASS OF 2018

OF
3B

Matt
Smith

Stonehill College
East Catholic (HS) • CT
5-10 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: CT Blue Jays

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6.27.2017

5-foot-10, 185 pound right-handed hitting outfielder and corner infielder. Shows very good versatility. The arm is plus, throwing 81 mph from the outfield and 85 mph across the diamond in the infield. The approach in the outfield is proper and he gets off the ball well in game. The prep steps in the infield need to be cleaned up. Has plenty of athleticsm and talent to play either position. Homered in the game, showed a tee exit velocity of 90 mph. HIts out of wide base, pick up and put down of the front foot as the ball approaches. The path is long to the ball and he shows a preference to the pull side of the field. Ran a 4.8 down the line on his dig.  Good athlete with bat strength.
Tee Exit Velocity-90 mph
OF Velocity-81 mph
INF Velocity- 85 mph
 

 
3/7/17

5-foot-10, 185-pound, strong, athletic frame, put together well. The hands, wrists and legs have some fast twitch actions to them. Attended the Future Games last year, one of the better outfielders around, toolsy type player. A right-handed hitting outfielder, sixty time was recorded at 7.1, arm has serious strength from the outfield clocked at 88 mph. At the plate, is balanced, relaxed, has some pre pitch movement to his hands. The feet are even, slightly wider than shoulder width apart. For timing has a small controlled leg kick, gains ground with stride foot, is on time when making contact. The swing is short to the ball, flat through the zone and finishes up, creates lift and backspin to the baseball. Took two solid rounds of batting practice, tee exit velocity has stayed consistent in the upper 80’s. From the outfield, throws it extremely well. The approach, angles and routes are very good, gets behind the baseball when making throws. The throws are on line, downhill with plenty of strength and carry to them. Big time follow for me, someone is going to get a good one.

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.10

Exit Velocity: 88 mph

Arm Velocity: 88 mph
 



8/5/16- Future Game Report

5-foot-10, 176-pound, strong athletic frame. The hands, wrists and lower body have strength. A right-handed hitter who made solid contact the entire tournament. The stance is even and wider than shoulder height. The hands are loose at shoulder height, has a small leg kick for timing. The hands and weight get back, shifts weight to backside, at times raises up, needs to control weight shift a little more and is slightly heavy on front foot when it strikes. The swing is level to up, creates lift and leverage in swing, approach is more pull. The tee exit velocity was 89 mph with life and whip to the barrel. Ran a 7.24 60 yard dash and was 4.4 down the line on ground ball in the game. In game swings were really good, didn't get much to show for it, made solid contact in 4 of 8 at bats. Defensively, the arm is above average, clocked at 86 mph, with carry to throws. A short strider, gets on top and throws downhill, throws were on the bag and gave the fielder an easy hop to handle. Projects for me as a left fielder, who will have gap power at the plate, chance to be a doubles machine.
 

7/12/16
5-foot-10, 170-pound, solid, physical strong athletic frame, hands and lower half are strong. I’ve had an opportunity to see him a bunch this spring, continues to impress and the offensive game is improving all the time. A right-handed hitter, the stance is wide and his hands are loose off the back shoulder. The path is flat with plus hands and life in them. For timing he uses a small leg kick, body shifts up and back, could slow down the upward movement and his head moves a little. The tee exit velocity was 88 mph, with life to it. In game swings were good, ran a 4.65 down the line from home to first. Defensively, has an above average arm in OF, with carry and flight to it. Clocked at 85 mph, were on target and gave the fielders something to handle. Invited to the future games, high follow for me.

12/12/15
Second PBR event for Matthew, had a great workout, is a two-way guy. Committed to the Futures Games, plays the game at a very high intensity. Hits from the right side, the stance is open to even, it’s balanced, does a good job of keeping his hands and weight back. Uses a semi leg kick for timing, the stride is straight and gains ground with it, needs to keep head still, has some small movement to it. The tee exit velocity was 87 mph, drove the ball well to both gaps. Ran a 7.31 60-yard dash. In the outfield, the arm really plays, the velocity was 84, downhill and on target. The prep steps and routes to the ball are advanced, gets good jumps. Off the mound works out of a ¾ to high ¾ slot, fastball was 74-77 mph, pounds the zone with strikes. The spin on curveball is good, was thrown at 66-67 mph. The changeup is a very good pitch at 71-72 mph, uses his entire body to throw it. Projects out to be a corner outfielder with plus pop and an above average arm, definite follow for me.


7/14/15
5-foot-9, 170-pound strong athletic build. Right-handed hitter showed good hands at the plate, exit velocity was 87. Stance was balanced with a simple load. Seemed a bit pull happy, needs to hit the ball to all fields, this should come in time. Time from home to first was 4.78, ran the bases hard with good instincts. In the outfield had some serious arm strength for a young kid, was 83 on the gun, with good carry. Footwork was good with no wasted movements. Performed off the mound as well, fastball was 75-78, was in the strike zone. Mechanics are simple and was able to repeat his delivery with easy effort. Changeup has a chance to work, had good feel for it, curveball is more of a rolling breaking ball, needs to tighten it up. Definite follow for me, will be interesting to see how he develops.
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