Mathew Birtman
Mathew Birtman
Mathew Birtman

CLASS OF 2020

LHP
OF

Mathew
Birtman

Lake Forest (HS) • IL
5-10 • 150LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Slammers-Coyote

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2020 National

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2.18.18 - 5-foot-9, 145 pound left handed pitcher, small, lanky build. Tilt and topple delivery, crunches at balance point, maintains some rhythm, consistent landing and finishes square to the plate. High ¾ arm angle, quick arm speed and short arm action. Fastball sat at 81-82 mph, topped at 83 mph. Slider, showed sweeping action with 1/7 break, sat 73-74 mph. Changeup, showed sink and occasional cut, near fastball arm speed, at 72-75 mph.

1.15.18 - 5-foot-9, 145-pound, two-way prospect. Showed well as a left-handed pitcher. Pounded the strike zone with a three-pitch mix that has above-average action for age. Repeatable delivery, stays on-line and lands square. Arm works clean out of a high ¾ slot. Fastball, located down in the zone, arm-side-run, 78-80 mph. Slider, thrown aggressively, feel, downer action, 69-70 mph. Changeup, thrown for strikes, sink and fade action, 70-72 mph. Ran a 6.99 laser-timed 60. Offensively, left-handed hitter, balanced, wide setup, loads hands, short stride and average balance throughout. Uses the whole field and registered and 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. In the outfield, works through the baseball, crow hop exchange, short arm action and throws clocked at 77 mph.

2.26.17 - 5-foot-8, 145-pound, left-handed outfielder and pitcher. On the mound, works from an over-the-top arm slot with short arm action and quick arm speed. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands slightly closed, finishes in an athletic position. Fastball, late run action, clocked at 75-76 mph, topped out at 78 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, has depth, thrown with fastball arm speed, controlled the zone, clocked at 65-67 mph. Changeup, thrown with near fastball arm speed, kept down in the zone, clocked at 65-68 mph. Defensively, works from a high ¾ arm slot with short arm action, kept throws around the bag. Clocked at 76 mph from the outfield. Offensively, closed setup, short stride, maintains balance through swing. Line drive hitter, short barrel path through the zone, recorded an 80 mph exit velocity. Ran a 4.07 home to first.


3.6.16 - 5-foot-7, 120-pound left-handed hitting LHP/OF. On the mound uses a full delivery working from a high ¾ arm angle with a short arm action. Tall and fall, online delivery with a deliberate landing. Fastball was straight at 67-69 topping out at 70 mph. Slider sat 61-63 mph. Changeup showed cutting action at 61-64 mph. Will continue to improve with more backside involvement in delivery. Defensively has a short, quick arm action from an over the top arm slot. Plays thru the ball with a quick, clean exchange and average hands. Threw 71 mph from the outfield. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a short leg lift stride and average balance. Slap hitter with a level swing path. 70 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.71.

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