Matthew Rivers
Matthew Rivers
Matthew Rivers
Matthew Rivers
Matthew Rivers
Matthew Rivers

CLASS OF 2022

1B
RHP

Matthew
Rivers

Southeast Polk (HS) • IA
6-5 • 240LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Iowa Sticks Scout
2022 National

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8/08/21

Positional Profile: 1B - DMACC commit
Body: 6-5, 240-pounds. Physical, strong build.
Defense: RH. INF - 73 mph. Above avg. defender at 1B. Moves well with quick feet and soft hands.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, quiet actions, toe-tap load. Level swing with natural lift through contact. Generates power to all fields, gap-to-gap approach with extension.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity from the tee. Above avg. bat speed with raw strength.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60.

5/02/21

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-5, 250-pounds.
Defense: INF - 85 mph. Moves very well for size, above avg. glove at 1b, covers ground, receives well around bag.
Hit: RHH. Large frame with strength, shows combination of hitting ability and power potential, line drive approach with lift through contact, consistently squares baseball, quiet and confident in box, shows power in the bat to both gaps.
Power: 102 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.36 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Controlled simple delivery, balanced over rubber, lands inline and closed to plate.
Arm Action: RH. Short compact arm action from OT slot.
FB: T86, 83-86 mph. Varying action on FB for strikes.
CB: 69-71 mph. Steeper tilted break on 11/6 CB.
CH: 75-76 mph. Solid overall action on changeup.

3/07/21

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-5, 260-pounds.
Defense: INF - 82 mph. Above avg. defender at 1B, very good feet and hands for size, receives well around bag.
Hit: Well above avg. power in extra large frame, possesses combination of power and hitting ability, pull approach while showing the ability to cover plate and drive ball to oppo gap.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60.

9/01/20

Large kid with present strength, but somewhat of a soft body. With that being said moves well for his size and has good footwork around 1B. Also picks the ball well. He has a fast powerful swing looking to pull the ball.

8/08/20

Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-4, 260-pounds.
Defense: RH. INF - 81 mph. Above avg. defender at first. Moves very well for size. Shows ability to receive well at the bag.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, rolls to square, lift through swing plane, shows above avg. power to pull side of field.
Power: 100 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

3/08/20

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-4, 250-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, controlled stride to square, quiet head, above avg. present strength, shows hitting ability with well above avg. power to pull side of field.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph.
Defense: Moves well at position, easier movements, shows confident hands to field.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Rocker step, controlled delivery, balanced over rubber, lands inline to catcher, slight extension and finish to plate.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, cuts through body.
FB: T83, 82-83 mph. Slight running action.
CB: 66-68 mph. Flat shape with early break.
CH: 70-75 mph. Lacks feel for zone with avg. action.

Big, physical frame with strength in the bat as a RHH. Mid/pull approach with bat speed. Showed adequate footwork around the bag at first.

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