Matthew Helwig
Matthew Helwig
Matthew Helwig
Matthew Helwig
Matthew Helwig

CLASS OF 2018

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Matthew
Helwig

Wisconsin-Parkside
Lincoln-Way Central (HS) • IL
5-11 • 180LBS • R/R
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3.28.18 - Wisconsin-Parkside commit. 5-foot-11, 180-pound, well-proportioned, right-handed pitcher. Works in line to home with a tall and fall delivery, athletic finish with easy effort throughout. Works quick to home, loose, clean arm action, some arm speed out front, fluid rhythm. Didn’t allow a runner to reach first base in his 2.1 innings on the mound. Utilized a two-pitch mix. Fastball had run, occasional cut, sat 82-84 mph, topping 85 mph. Changed speeds on the curveball, 11/5 break, tight spin, ranged 69-75 mph. Earned the victory in relief striking out the final three batters of the contest.
3.14.18 - Verbally committed to Wisconsin-Parkside.
10.8.17 - 5-foot-10, 170-pound, well-proportioned, two-way prospect. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, with a live arm. Arm works loose and quick out of a high ¾ slot. Delivery works on-line with regular effort throughout. Fastball sat 84-87 mph. Curveball works mostly 11/5, occasional 12/6, 72-74 mph. Changeup sat 73-74 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, balanced lightly open setup, short stride and average balance through contact. Long, uphill bat path through the zone, 88 mph exit velocity. In the outfield, clean exchange, loose arm action, ¾ slot, throws carry and clocked at 84 mph. 7.25 runner in the 60.
6.15.17 - 5-foot-10, 170-pound right-handed pitcher. Works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long draw on the backside. Tall and fall delivery with a closed landing. Fastball sat 82-84 mph. Curveball has 10-4 shape at 70-73 mph. Changeup thrown with fastball armside, showed slight running action at 76-79 mph. Also threw a knuckleball at 71-73 mph.

6.6.17 - 5-foot-10, 170-pound, athletic, high-waisted, lean two-way prospect. On the mound, right-handed, long, loose arm action, high ¾ slot, easy effort. Tall and fall delivery, unorthodox rhythm, works slightly across body, finishes athletically. Fastball, flashed run, 82-85 mph, topped out at 86. Curveball, 11/5 shape, flashed sharp action, 72-74. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, occasional fade, 74-77. Defensively, long, loose arm action, high ¾ slot, some accuracy, above average carry, stays behind the ball, 87 mph from the outfield. Offensively, tall setup, long stride, maintains balance. Gap-to-gap ability, loose hands, uphill barrel path, 84 mph exit velocity. Ran a 4.76 home to first.

2.20.17 - 5-foot-10, 170-pound, two-way player. On the mound, tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, stays in line, athletic finish. Long, loose, quick arm action from a high ¾ angle. Fastball, works mostly straight, sat 82-85 mph. Curveball, has feel, 11/5 shape, depth, sharp action, 69-71 mph. Changeup, thrown for strikes, maintains arm speed, sink action, 76-77 mph. Knuckle, 73-75 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, flashed bat speed, looseness in swing, long bat path. Exit velocity registered at 84 mph from a tee. Hits from an open setup with a long stride. Defensively, has a long arm action from a high ¾ slot. Throws flashed accuracy and carry, clocked at 86 mph across the diamond. 7.29 runner in the laser-timed 60.

10.16.16 - 5-foot-10, 170-pound two-way player. Right-handed hitter, tall setup, short stride, stays balanced. Handsy swing, short path, lacked extension, 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm action is loose, high ¾ slot and accurate across the diamond, 79 mph. 7.28 runner in the 60. On the mound works from a tall and fall delivery, regular effort, slower tempo. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot. Fastball has slight run, 78-81 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape, 68-70 mph. Changeup has arm side action, better out of the stretch, near fastball arm action, 70-72 mph. Knuckleball has some floating action, 68-70 mph.

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