Matt Sauser
Matt Sauser
Matt Sauser

CLASS OF 2023

RHP
SS

Matt
Sauser

Normal University (HS) • IL
6-3 • 177LBS • R/L
Travel Team: Reds Scout Team/ Indiana Bulls 17U National

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Pitching

Fastball

91
Velocity (max)
3/14/22
89 - 91
Velo Range
3/14/22
2495
Spin Rate (avg)
9/16/20

Changeup

83 - 83
Velo Range
3/14/22
1488
Spin Rate (avg)
9/16/20

Curveball

74 - 76
Velo Range
6/09/22
2591
Spin Rate (avg)
9/16/20

Slider

78 - 81
Velo Range
3/14/22
2128
Spin Rate (avg)
3/27/21
Power
72
Exit Velocity (max)
3/31/19
-
Exit Velocity (avg)
-
Distance (max)
-
Sweet Spot %
Defense
73
INF Velo
3/31/19
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2019
Infield Velocity
73.0

Hitting

Hitting

Pitching

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
89.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2043
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
73.4
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2257
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
81.6
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1386
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
78.0
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2128
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.9
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2495
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
29.7
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
71.3
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2591
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.4
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1488
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
89.0
Velocity (max)
87.1 - 88.7
Velo Range
86.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,114
Spin Rate (max)
2,043
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
75.0
Velocity (max)
72.2 - 74.7
Velo Range
71.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,324
Spin Rate (max)
2,257
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
78.4
Velocity (max)
77.5 - 78.4
Velo Range
75.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,338
Spin Rate (max)
2,128
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.7
Velocity (max)
80.5 - 82.6
Velo Range
79.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,403
Spin Rate (max)
1,386
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Joliet Open
Sep 16, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
84.9
Velocity (max)
83.0 - 84.7
Velo Range
82.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,660
Spin Rate (max)
2,495
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.3
Velocity (max)
70.6 - 72.0
Velo Range
69.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,669
Spin Rate (max)
2,591
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.4
Velocity (max)
75.1 - 77.7
Velo Range
74.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,603
Spin Rate (max)
1,488
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2021
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2022
2021
2020
2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
91.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
88.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
75.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
83.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
79.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
90.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
73.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
82.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
77.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.6
Curveball
Velocity Avg
71.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
74.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
71.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
52.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
63.0
National Program Invitational (NPI)
Jun 9, 2022
Pitching
88
Max FB
84 - 88
FB
74 - 76
CB
2022 IHSA Season
Mar 14, 2022
Pitching
91
Max FB
89 - 91
FB
76 - 76
CB
83 - 83
CH
78 - 81
SL
Illinois State Games
Jun 24, 2021
Pitching
90
Max FB
86 - 89
FB
76 - 78
SL
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Pitching
89
Max FB
87 - 89
FB
72 - 75
CB
81 - 83
CH
78 - 78
SL
Illinois Fall Limited Series
Oct 3, 2020
Pitching
83
Max FB
80 - 81
FB
74 - 75
CH
Joliet Open
Sep 16, 2020
Pitching
85
Max FB
83 - 85
FB
70 - 72
CB
75 - 78
CH
PBR At The Rock 15U
Jun 19, 2020
Pitching
81
Max FB
78 - 80
FB
70 - 72
CB
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Mar 31, 2019
Pitching
74
Max FB
70 - 73
FB
51 - 54
CB
62 - 64
CH

Game Performance

Visual Edge

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

5/04/22

Iowa commit, currently ranked No. 11 in the Illinois 2023 class. Long-limbed, 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame, high waist with room to fill out physically. Sauser got the start against Springfield and was missing barrels left and right; going six innings while only surrendering two hits, punching out 14 and walking two. The right-hander’s arm plays with a clean arm circle out of the glove, moving with a loose/quick path into a high ¾ slot. Down the mound, Sauser works with a controlled and fluid pace; moving with a high/flexible leg-lift into a slightly coiled balance point, dropping into his back knee before gliding down the mound into a square landing foot. His fastball worked mostly 90-91 mph early on, settling in more 89-90 mph later in his outing; jumping out of the hand with running action and sink, actively trying to pitch on the outer-half to righties often. Sauser showed a knack for spinning the breaking ball, going to a sharp 10/4 breaker that plays from a similar fastball window, biting late through the zone with finish and tight spin. He also flashed an 11/5 curveball a couple of times, playing at 76 mph with sharp downer action and depth. His final offering was a sinking changeup, thrown out of a similar fastball window and kept down for the most part. High-level 2023 arm with plenty of upside. 

11/07/21

Decommitted from Iowa.

3/27/21

Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds. Long frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, fluid feet in windup, quick, smooth tempo, lands square, works efficiently in line with target, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Advanced quick, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T89, 87-89 mph. Arm side run, heaviness to it, consistent strikes. T2114, 2042 average rpm.
CB: 72-75 mph. Big 11/5 shape, gradual sweeping action. T2324, 2256 average rpm.
SL: 78-78 mph. Advanced aggressive pitch, short, tight action, 10/4 shape. T2337, 2127 average rpm.
CH: 81-83 mph. Sink/fade action. T1402, 1386 average rpm.

10/03/20

6-foot-2, 157-pound, long, loose-bodied, right-handed pitcher. Has seen his stock rise thanks to his eye-opening bullpen at the Joliet Open a couple of weeks ago. At the event Sauser showed an 82-85 mph fastball that averaged a spin rate of nearly 2,500 rpm. His curveball spun just as efficiently, averaging roughly 2,600 rpm with tight 11/5 shape – a true separator for his age. On Saturday, Sauser was the starting pitcher during the combined no-hitter for Chicago Elite. During this outing he sat mostly 80-81 mph, touching 83 but showed the same easy, controlled athletic delivery we had recently seen. Curveball has sharp spin, late bite and flashes down action. Changeup played at 74-75 mph.
Final Line: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB

10/03/20

Chicago Elite produced one of the more noteworthy headlines when three of their 2023 right-handed arms; Matt Sauser (Normal University), DJ Helwig (St. Laurence) and Pambo Nicoloudes (Naperville Central), combined to throw a no-hitter in their only game on Saturday. 

9/16/20

Positional Profile: RHP; Debuted on the first edition of the state 2023 rankings following this performance.
Body: 6-2, 157-pounds. Wiry, athletic frame; projects well.
Delivery: Rhythmic tall/fall type delivery, athletic sit into back leg before riding downhill, level shoulders, lands square to target, strong lead leg block. Gets in tempo and maintains it, repeats well.
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot; live arm speed.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Clean out the hand with natural jump; spun at 2,495 rpm while averaging 16.4 inches of induced vertical break. Straight action, consistent strikes.
CB: 70-72 mph. Consistent sharp spin off an 11/5 plane with depth; a legitimate swing-and-miss pitch. Thrown with conviction for strikes, averaged 2,591 rpm. One of the best breaking balls in Illinois' 2023 class.
CH: 75-78 mph. Near fastball arm speed, flashed cut and run.

6/18/20

Sauser has an upside, 5-foot-11, 150-pound frame, clean easy arm that works from a ¾ to high ¾ slot and filled up the strike zone in his outing. Sauser sat comfortably at 78-80 mph, touching 81 and mixed in a low-70’s sweeping breaking ball.


3/31/19

Positional Profile: SS/RHP 
Body: 5-foot-8, 125-pounds. Lanky, athletic build.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short and loose arm action, ability to throw from multiple arm slots, showed carry across the diamond.
Hit: LHH. Tall and open setup, long stride. Long path.
Power: 72 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 8.32 runner in the 60. 
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, level shoulders, lands open.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot, long and loose action.
FB: T74, 70-73 mph. Straight, showed control.
CB: 51-54 mph. 12/6 shape.
CH: 62-64 mph. Occasional sink.

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