Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2025

SS
RHP

Matthew
McDowell

Brookfield (HS) • CT
6' 3" • 200LBS
L/R • 17yr 7mo
Travel Team: CT Eagles Baseball

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Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
TrackMan Pitching
Pitching Velos
Swift
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
24.5
Hand Speed (max)
3/20/21
72.9
Bat Speed (max)
3/20/21
18.2
Rot. Acc (max)
3/05/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
94.4
Exit Velocity (max)
2/11/24
84.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/11/23
363
Distance (max)
2/11/24
75
Sweet Spot %
10/02/21
Run
7.06
60
3/05/22
4.06
30-yd
2/11/24
1.78
10-yd
2/11/24
19.3
Run speed (max)
2/11/24
Defense
94
INF Velo
2/11/24
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

90.8
Velocity (max)
2/11/24
88.4 - 90.4
Velo Range
2/11/24
2346
Spin Rate (avg)
2/11/24

Changeup

75.6 - 79.3
Velo Range
2/11/23
2100
Spin Rate (avg)
2/11/23

Curveball

73.6 - 75.7
Velo Range
2/11/23
2096
Spin Rate (avg)
2/11/24

Slider

-
Velo Range
1586
Spin Rate (avg)
3/20/21

Positional Tools

2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Infield Velocity
94.0
60 Yard Dash
7.10
Infield Velocity
92.0
Power / Speed Score
12.5
60 Yard Dash
7.06
Infield Velocity
91.0
Power / Speed Score
13.0
60 Yard Dash
7.14
Home to First
4.43
Infield Velocity
87.0
Power / Speed Score
12.8
60 Yard Dash
7.66
Infield Velocity
71.0
Power / Speed Score
10.7
2023 New England ProCase (Invite Only)
Feb 11, 2023
Position
7.10
60-yard
92
INF Velo
Power Speed Score
2022 Southern New England Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Mar 5, 2022
Position
7.06
60-yard
91
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
2021 New England State Games - Classes of 2024-2025 (Invite Only)
Oct 2, 2021
Position
7.14
60-yard
78
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
2021 Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
7.25
60-yard
87
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
2021 Connecticut Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
7.25
60-yard
87
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
7.25
60-yard
87
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
2021 Connecticut Top Prospect Games (Invite Only)
Jul 13, 2021
Position
7.37
60-yard
83
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
2021 Connecticut Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Mar 20, 2021
Position
7.34
60-yard
76
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Scout Day: CT Gamecocks 2.21.21
Feb 21, 2021
Position
83
INF Velo
4.43
H-1st
88
Exit Velo
2020 Connecticut Future 50 - Class of 2024 (Invite Only)
Jul 22, 2020
Position
7.66
60-yard
71
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
94.4
Exit Velocity Avg
79.7
Distance Max
363
Distance Avg
251
Launch Angle Avg
30.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
89.0
Exit Velocity Avg
84.9
Distance Max
304
Distance Avg
185
Launch Angle Avg
14.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
91.6
Exit Velocity Avg
84.9
Distance Max
276
Distance Avg
180
Launch Angle Avg
15.3
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
91.1
Exit Velocity Avg
80.0
Distance Max
324
Distance Avg
182
Launch Angle Avg
16.2
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
82.2
Exit Velocity Avg
74.8
Distance Max
300
Distance Avg
181
Launch Angle Avg
23.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2024 New England ProCase (Invite Only)
Feb 11, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
94.4
Exit Velocity (max)
79.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
251
Distance (avg)
363
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
2023 New England ProCase (Invite Only)
Feb 11, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
89.0
Exit Velocity (max)
84.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
185
Distance (avg)
304
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Southern New England Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Mar 5, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
91.6
Exit Velocity (max)
84.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
180
Distance (avg)
276
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 New England State Games - Classes of 2024-2025 (Invite Only)
Oct 2, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
91.1
Exit Velocity (max)
83.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
231
Distance (avg)
324
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Connecticut Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
86.5
Exit Velocity (max)
79.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
131
Distance (avg)
285
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Connecticut Top Prospect Games (Invite Only)
Jul 13, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
84.5
Exit Velocity (max)
76.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
195
Distance (avg)
296
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Connecticut Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Mar 20, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
89.1
Exit Velocity (max)
80.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
184
Distance (avg)
301
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Scout Day: CT Gamecocks 2.21.21
Feb 21, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
87.9
Exit Velocity (max)
79.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
167
Distance (avg)
302
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2020 Connecticut Future 50 - Class of 2024 (Invite Only)
Jul 22, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
82.2
Exit Velocity (max)
74.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
181
Distance (avg)
300
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
22.2
Hand Speed Avg
20.9
Bat Speed Max
67.5
Bat Speed Avg
63.5
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
22.2
Hand Speed Avg
21.5
Bat Speed Max
72.4
Bat Speed Avg
70.5
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
24.0
Hand Speed Avg
22.7
Bat Speed Max
68.9
Bat Speed Avg
66.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
24.5
Hand Speed Avg
22.0
Bat Speed Max
72.9
Bat Speed Avg
68.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2024 New England ProCase (Invite Only)
Feb 11, 2024
Blast - Hitting
22.2
Hand Speed (max)
20.9
Hand Speed (avg)
67.5
Bat Speed (max)
63.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2023 New England ProCase (Invite Only)
Feb 11, 2023
Blast - Hitting
22.2
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
72.4
Bat Speed (max)
70.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 Southern New England Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Mar 5, 2022
Blast - Hitting
24.0
Hand Speed (max)
22.7
Hand Speed (avg)
68.9
Bat Speed (max)
66.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 New England State Games - Classes of 2024-2025 (Invite Only)
Oct 2, 2021
Blast - Hitting
24.1
Hand Speed (max)
22.2
Hand Speed (avg)
71.4
Bat Speed (max)
69.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Connecticut Top Prospect Games (Invite Only)
Jul 13, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.4
Hand Speed (max)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
71.6
Bat Speed (max)
68.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Connecticut Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Mar 20, 2021
Blast - Hitting
24.5
Hand Speed (max)
22.5
Hand Speed (avg)
72.9
Bat Speed (max)
68.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Scout Day: CT Gamecocks 2.21.21
Feb 21, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.4
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
71.0
Bat Speed (max)
68.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2020 Connecticut Future 50 - Class of 2024 (Invite Only)
Jul 22, 2020
Blast - Hitting
24.3
Hand Speed (max)
23.1
Hand Speed (avg)
68.9
Bat Speed (max)
65.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
90.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
89.4
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2346
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
26.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.9
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2096
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
74.6
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1190
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
89.2
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2231
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.4
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
74.6
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1987
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
77.4
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
2100
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
83.1
Fastball
Velocity Avg
81.2
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1942
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.9
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.7
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1812
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
67.6
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1383
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.9
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.4
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2041
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.4
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.6
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1697
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
66.2
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1632
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
64.3
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1586
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
75.9
Fastball
Velocity Avg
71.2
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1684
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.7
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
62.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1577
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
66.4
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1527
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
2024 New England ProCase (Invite Only)
Feb 11, 2024
Trackman - Fastball
90.8
Velocity (max)
88.4 - 90.4
Velo Range
86.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,398
Spin Rate (max)
2,346
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Curveball
69.7
Velocity (max)
68.1 - 69.6
Velo Range
65.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,187
Spin Rate (max)
2,096
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.9
Velocity (max)
73.4 - 75.7
Velo Range
72.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,303
Spin Rate (max)
1,190
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
2023 New England ProCase (Invite Only)
Feb 11, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
89.2
Velocity (max)
86.8 - 88.8
Velo Range
87.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,438
Spin Rate (max)
2,231
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Curveball
76.0
Velocity (max)
73.6 - 75.7
Velo Range
73.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,380
Spin Rate (max)
1,987
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.3
Velocity (max)
75.6 - 79.3
Velo Range
76.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,399
Spin Rate (max)
2,100
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
2022 Southern New England Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Mar 5, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
83.1
Velocity (max)
79.8 - 82.5
Velo Range
81.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,002
Spin Rate (max)
1,942
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
66.9
Velocity (max)
64.8 - 66.8
Velo Range
65.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,876
Spin Rate (max)
1,812
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
68.2
Velocity (max)
67.0 - 68.2
Velo Range
68.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,544
Spin Rate (max)
1,383
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2021 New England State Games - Classes of 2024-2025 (Invite Only)
Oct 2, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
84.9
Velocity (max)
78.8 - 83.6
Velo Range
78.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,151
Spin Rate (max)
1,970
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
67.2
Velocity (max)
62.4 - 66.4
Velo Range
61.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,815
Spin Rate (max)
1,754
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2021 Connecticut Top Prospect Games (Invite Only)
Jul 13, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
83.8
Velocity (max)
80.8 - 83.3
Velo Range
79.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,344
Spin Rate (max)
2,126
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.0
Velocity (max)
67.5 - 71.0
Velo Range
66.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,884
Spin Rate (max)
1,667
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
2021 Connecticut Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Mar 20, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
80.7
Velocity (max)
76.1 - 80.7
Velo Range
87.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,112
Spin Rate (max)
1,996
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
67.2
Velocity (max)
64.9 - 67.2
Velo Range
72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,634
Spin Rate (max)
1,626
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
64.3
Velocity (max)
69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,586
Spin Rate (max)
1,586
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
67.4
Velocity (max)
74.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,522
Spin Rate (max)
1,522
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Scout Day: CT Gamecocks 2.21.21
Feb 21, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
78.5
Velocity (max)
78.0 - 78.5
Velo Range
78.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,139
Spin Rate (max)
2,083
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
64.0
Velocity (max)
62.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,765
Spin Rate (max)
1,765
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
66.5
Velocity (max)
64.7 - 66.5
Velo Range
64.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,903
Spin Rate (max)
1,669
Spin Rate (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2020 Connecticut Future 50 - Class of 2024 (Invite Only)
Jul 22, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
75.9
Velocity (max)
67.5 - 74.1
Velo Range
73.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,912
Spin Rate (max)
1,679
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.4
Velocity (max)
56.0 - 68.9
Velo Range
63.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,734
Spin Rate (max)
1,577
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
68.0
Velocity (max)
64.9 - 67.9
Velo Range
68.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,594
Spin Rate (max)
1,527
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2022
2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
87.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
72.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
70.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.2
Changeup
Velocity Avg
65.8
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
75.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
57.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
58.5

Game Performance

2024
2023
10 Yard Dash
1.78
30 Yard Dash
4.06
60 Yard Dash
7.24
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
2024 New England ProCase (Invite Only)
Feb 11, 2024
Swift
1.78
10-yd
4.06
30-yd
7.24
60-yd
19.3
Run speed (max)
2023 New England ProCase (Invite Only)
Feb 11, 2023
Swift
0.57
RSi (max)
1,644
Jump Power (max)
25.5
Jump Height (max)
19.3
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

Pitch Ai

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2/20/24

Matthew McDowell: SS/RHP, (2025) Brookfield, CT. Connecticut Commit, 6-foot-3, 200-pound projectable athletic frame. Above average and projectable at the plate, the left-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 94 mph. (63.5 mph bat speed average). (20.9 mph hand speed average). Starts in a balanced wide stance with a controlled load, then uses a small stride. Had an uphill loose swing plane, explosive bat speed and good extension on his finish. Created loud contact and found lots of barrels. Gap to gap aggressive approach. Projectable showed his live arm in the infield with position velocities up to 94 mph; showed a natural exchange, soft developing hands, and developing athletic feet. Fielded the ball out front with athletic movement laterally. Consistent accuracy to the bag, used a very quick arm action and a high ¾ slot. During the event, ran the 60-yard dash in 7.24. Above average projectable on the mound, showing above average arm speed he used a high ¾ arm angle with a loose consistent arm action. Up-tempo type pitcher and uses high effort. In his delivery his balance point is tall with in line shoulders. Lands closed with a falling off finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 90-91 mph; had running sinking action and command arm side around the zone. (Max spin 2397; Avg 2345). His curveball (69-70) had sweeping action and glove side decent command. (Max spin 2186; Avg 2096). Had gradual fading action and arm side command on his changeup (73-76).

2/11/23

Matthew McDowell: SS/RHP, (2025) Brookfield, CT. Connecticut Commit, 6-foot-3, 190-pound lengthy projectable frame. Projectable and above average at the plate, Mcdowell clocked an exit velocity of 89 mph. (70.5 mph bat speed average). (21.5 mph hand speed average). Began in a balanced wide stance with a wrapping load, then used a small leg kick. Bat speed was developing, used an uphill loose swing plane and good extension on his finish. Found multiple barrels with loud contacts. Gap to gap approach. Projectable and athletic in the infield, had a live arm with throws that topped out at 92 mph; showed a natural exchange, developing soft hands, and developing athletic feet. Fielded the ball out front with developing athletic movement laterally. From a high ¾ slot, showed consistent accuracy to the base with a very quick arm action. Recorded a 60 time of 7.1 at the event. Above average on the mound, had a loose arm action and a high ¾ arm angle with above average arm speed. Up-tempo type pitcher who uses decent effort. Tall balance point with in line shoulders. Lands closed with a falling off finish. Threw his fastball 88-89 mph; has control arm side around the zone and running action. (Max spin 2438; Avg 2231). His curveball (74-76) has glove side control and sweeping action. (Max spin 2380; Avg 1987). His changeup (78-79) showed gradual fading action. 


3/05/22

6-foot-2, 180-pound lengthy athletic build. Advanced at the plate, the left-handed hitter's best exit velocity was 91 mph. (66.6 mph bat speed average). (22.7 mph hand speed average). Starts in an athletic balanced stance with a rhythmic load, then uses a controlled stride. Has a loose upward swing plane, electric bat speed and high good extension on his finish. Found multiple barrels with tons of loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Above average in the infield, had a live arm with throws that topped out at 91 mph; showed smooth feet, a clean exchange, and soft hands. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. Showed a high ¾ slot and a loose arm action with consistent accuracy to the bag. During the event, ran the 60-yard dash in 7.06. Above average on the mound, used a high ¾ arm angle and a long loose arm action while showing lightning arm speed. Tall-and-fall stretch only type pitcher who uses easy effort. Tall balance point with in line shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 80-87 mph; shows sinking action and arm side command with heavy movement. (Max spin 2002; Avg 1942). Had a 1/7 curveball (71-73) that showed slurvey swing and miss action and glove side command. (Max spin 1875; Avg 1811). His changeup (69-71) shows fading action and arm side command.

Exit Velocity: 91 mph

Arm Velocity: 91 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.06

10/02/21

Matthew McDowell: SS/RHP, (2025) Brookfield, CT. 6-foot-2, 170-pound athletic lengthy build. Projectable and above average during batting practice, Mcdowell clocked an exit velocity of 91 mph. (69.81 mph bat speed average). (22.16 mph hand speed average). Began in a balanced wide stance with a wrapping small load, then used a small stride. Bat speed was developing, used a flat loose swing plane and high finish. He found lots of barrels with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Above average and projectable while in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 78 mph; showed soft developing hands, athletic developing feet, and a clean natural exchange. Movements laterally were developing, he is athletic and fields the ball out front. Used a high ¾ slot with a loose arm action while showing consistent accuracy to the bag. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.14. Above average and  projectable on the mound, showed quick developing arm speed, he had a long loose arm action with a high ¾ arm angle. Feel up-tempo type pitcher and uses easy effort. Showed consistent balance point and in line shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 84-85 mph; shows control arm side in the zone and slight running action. (Max spin 2150; Avg 1970). Threw a 11/5 curveball (65-67) with glove side around the zone command and sweeping action. (Max spin 1815; Avg 1754). 

Scout Evaluation 

Matthew McDowell, Brookfield, 2025, CT

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 6-foot-2, 170-pound athletic lengthy build.

Hit: (LHH) Projectable and above average. Began in a balanced wide stance with a wrapping small load, then used a small stride. Developing bat speed. High finish, flat loose swing. Gap to gap approach. 

Power: 91 mph exit velocity, average 83.59 mph. 69.81 mph bat speed average. 22.16 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Soft developing hands, athletic developing footwork, clean natural exchange. Above average projectable.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were developing athletic. 

Arm: 78 mph infield velocity. Loose arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 

Speed: 7.14 (60-yard).

Pitching: Above average and projectable. Feel up-tempo delivery, easy effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick developing arm speed, long loose arm action. Consistent balance point, in line shoulders, lands square, an athletic finish.

FB: T85. 84-85 mph. (Max spin 2150;  Avg 1970). Arm side in the zone accuracy, slight running action. 

CB: 65-67 mph. Glove side around the zone command, sweeping action, 11/5 shape. (Max spin 1815; Avg 1754). 


 

7/13/21

6-foot-2, 170-pound long lengthy build. Above average in the box, the left-handed hitter's best exit velocity was 84 mph. (68.88 mph bat speed average). (21.72 mph hand speed average). Started in an athletic wide stance with a smooth tight load, then used a short small stride. Had above average bat speed, level long swing plane and good extension on his high finish. Through the round he found lots of barrels with tons of loud contact. Gap to gap aggressive approach. Above average in the infield, his best throw was recorded at 83 mph; had smooth athletic footwork, a clean exchange, and soft consistent hands.Movements laterally were developing and he fields the ball out front. Used a short arm action with a high ¾ slot while showing consistent accuracy to the base. Clocked a time of 7.37 in the 60-yard dash. Projectable on the mound, used a loose arm action with a high ¾ arm angle while showing good arm speed. Tall-and-fall type pitcher and shows easy effort. Showed strong balance point and inline shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 81-84 mph; had command in the zone and hard action. (Maxspin 2343; Avg 2125). Had late slurvey action and glove side control on his 1/7 curveball (67-71). (Max spin 1884; Avg 1666).

Exit Velocity: 84 mph

Arm Velocity: 83 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.37

3/20/21

6-foot-2, 165-pound lean, long, loads of room for added strength. Above average in the box, Mcdowell clocked an exit velocity of 87 mph. Starts in an athletic tall stance with a controlled load, then uses a long stride. Had explosive bat speed, upward simple swing plane and high finish. He barreled up multiple balls with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Athletic in the infield, his best throw was recorded at 76 mph; has a natural exchange, soft hands, and developing quick feet. Movements laterally were average and he fields the ball out front. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a ¾ slot and a loose arm action. In the 60-yard dash, recorded a time of7.34. Above average on the mound, showed quick arm speed with a high ¾ arm angle and a loose arm action. Tall-and-fall type pitcher who shows easy effort. In his delivery his balance point is tall with even shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Threw his fastball 76-80 mph; shows sinking action and command low in the zone with heavy movement. Had a 1/7 curveball 64-65 mph that showed slurvey action and low in the zone command. His changeup 66-67 mph; had fading action and arm side control.  Shows big time potential.

Exit Velocity: 87 mph

Arm Velocity: 76 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.34

2/21/21

6-foot-2, 165-pound lanky frame.Athletic at the plate, the left-handed hitter's best exit velocity was 88 mph. Begins in a wide stance with a small load, then uses a long stride. Bat speed is above average, uses a flat swing plane and high finish. He found multiple barrels with a lot of loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Raw while in the infield, made throws up to 83 mph; has average feet, soft hands,and a natural exchange. Movements laterally were athletic and he fields the ball out front.Used a long arm action with a ¾ slot while showing consistent accuracy to the base.Projectable on the mound, showing above average arm speed he used a ¾ arm angle and a loose arm action. Tall-and-fall type pitcher and shows easy effort. Displays in line shoulders and a strong balance point. Lands closed with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 77-79 mph; has sinking action and command low in the zone with heavy movement. Had consistent command and tight action on his 1/7 curveball 64-66 mph. His changeup 64-66 mph shows fading action and arm side command.

Exit Velocity: 88 mph

Arm Velocity: 83 mph

Home to 1st: 4.43

7/22/20

6-foot-1, 160-pounds, longer, lean, wiry strong athletic frame, with plenty of room for added weight gains. A left-handed hitting two-way player, showed extremely well on both sides of the field. At the plate, stance is even, taller, relaxed hands at the shoulders. The lower half is under control, longer stride, could get front foot down a bit sooner. The swing in level through the zone, finish higher with one hand above the shoulders, gets through it on the backend. Creating backspin to the baseball, has a chance to hit with power at some point, had an exit velocity of 82 mph. Defensively, feet are soft, move throughout, glove plays out front. The arm action works from a 3/4 slot, clocked at 71 mph, with a ton more in there. Off the mound, working from set position, lift is small, foot under, could get out more. The direction is inline, minimal pull to glove side, tendency to slow down, needs to build more momentum. The arm works from an athletic slot, fastball clocked at 76 mph. The breaking ball is thrown with velocity, tight break at 72 mph. Look for him to stick as a two-way player for some time, Good looking prospect.

Exit Velocity: 82 mph

Arm Velocity: 71 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.66

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