Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2026

OF
RHP

Matthew
Jackson

Prospect (HS) • IL
6' 1" • 185LBS
R/R • 16yr 3mo
Travel Team: Illinois Travel Baseball Marucci

Rankings

2026 National

Rankings available to Premium Subscriber

Log In Subscribe to PBR Plus

2026 State

Rankings available to Premium Subscriber

Log In Subscribe to PBR Plus

Commitment

UNCOMMITTED
Player has made a commitment?
Tell us where

Videos

This Area is only available to PBR Premium Content Subscribers.

Best of Snapshot
Physical
Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
TrackMan Pitching
Pitch Scores
Pitching Velos
Swift
Visual Edge
News
Comments
Contact

Best Of Stats

Hitting
27.2
Hand Speed (max)
6/22/22
84.9
Bat Speed (max)
2/18/24
32
Rot. Acc (max)
6/22/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
98
Exit Velocity (max)
2/18/24
90.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/18/24
338
Distance (max)
6/22/22
70
Sweet Spot %
6/22/22
Run
7.15
60
2/12/23
3.98
30-yd
2/12/23
1.69
10-yd
2/12/23
19.6
Run speed (max)
6/22/22
Defense
-
INF Velo
91
OF Velo
2/18/24
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

85.1
Velocity (max)
2/18/24
83 - 85
Velo Range
2/18/24
1948
Spin Rate (avg)
2/18/24

Changeup

71 - 72
Velo Range
2/18/24
1455
Spin Rate (avg)
2/18/24

Curveball

69 - 69
Velo Range
6/15/23
1532
Spin Rate (avg)
10/03/22

Slider

72 - 74
Velo Range
2/18/24
1553
Spin Rate (avg)
2/18/24

Positional Tools

2024
2023
2022
60 Yard Dash
7.26
Outfield Velocity
91.0
Power / Speed Score
13.5
60 Yard Dash
7.15
Outfield Velocity
86.0
Power / Speed Score
13.1
60 Yard Dash
7.19
Outfield Velocity
82.0
Power / Speed Score
12.9
Chicago Preseason ID
Feb 18, 2024
Position
7.26
60-yard
91
OF Velo
98
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2023
Position
7.15
60-yard
86
OF Velo
94
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
ITB Scout Day
Oct 3, 2022
Position
7.37
60-yard
80
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Illinois Indians Scout Day
Jun 22, 2022
Position
7.19
60-yard
82
OF Velo
93
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
Exit Velocity Max
98.0
Exit Velocity Avg
90.9
Distance Max
312
Distance Avg
199
Launch Angle Avg
15.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
93.6
Exit Velocity Avg
82.6
Distance Max
320
Distance Avg
190
Launch Angle Avg
20.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
92.7
Exit Velocity Avg
79.9
Distance Max
338
Distance Avg
213
Launch Angle Avg
26.2
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Chicago Preseason ID
Feb 18, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
98.0
Exit Velocity (max)
90.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
199
Distance (avg)
312
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
93.6
Exit Velocity (max)
82.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
190
Distance (avg)
320
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
ITB Scout Day
Oct 3, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
87.6
Exit Velocity (max)
73.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
187
Distance (avg)
263
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Illinois Indians Scout Day
Jun 22, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
92.7
Exit Velocity (max)
86.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
238
Distance (avg)
338
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
Hand Speed Max
26.6
Hand Speed Avg
25.0
Bat Speed Max
84.9
Bat Speed Avg
79.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
23.6
Hand Speed Avg
22.8
Bat Speed Max
72.6
Bat Speed Avg
71.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
27.2
Hand Speed Avg
24.8
Bat Speed Max
71.3
Bat Speed Avg
67.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Chicago Preseason ID
Feb 18, 2024
Blast - Hitting
26.6
Hand Speed (max)
25.0
Hand Speed (avg)
84.9
Bat Speed (max)
79.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2023
Blast - Hitting
23.6
Hand Speed (max)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
72.6
Bat Speed (max)
71.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
ITB Scout Day
Oct 3, 2022
Blast - Hitting
25.2
Hand Speed (max)
24.0
Hand Speed (avg)
71.3
Bat Speed (max)
68.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Illinois Indians Scout Day
Jun 22, 2022
Blast - Hitting
27.2
Hand Speed (max)
25.6
Hand Speed (avg)
70.6
Bat Speed (max)
66.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2024
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.1
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.2
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1948
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.1
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.2
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1455
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
72.9
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1553
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
79.6
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.3
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1895
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1532
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
66.7
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1354
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Chicago Preseason ID
Feb 18, 2024
Trackman - Fastball
85.1
Velocity (max)
83.4 - 84.9
Velo Range
84.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,005
Spin Rate (max)
1,948
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Slider
73.8
Velocity (max)
72.0 - 73.8
Velo Range
73.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,718
Spin Rate (max)
1,553
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
71.9
Velocity (max)
70.6 - 71.8
Velo Range
72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,595
Spin Rate (max)
1,455
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
ITB Scout Day
Oct 3, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
79.6
Velocity (max)
77.3 - 79.3
Velo Range
77.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,960
Spin Rate (max)
1,895
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
65.3
Velocity (max)
63.9 - 65.1
Velo Range
64.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,630
Spin Rate (max)
1,532
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
68.8
Velocity (max)
64.8 - 68.6
Velo Range
67.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,428
Spin Rate (max)
1,354
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2022
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
ITB Scout Day
Oct 3, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2024
2023
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
73.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
69.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
80.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
67.0
Chicago Preseason ID
Feb 18, 2024
Pitching
85
Max FB
83 - 85
FB
71 - 72
CH
72 - 74
SL
The Rock Summer Championships
Jun 15, 2023
Pitching
81
Max FB
79 - 81
FB
69 - 69
CB
ITB Scout Day
Oct 3, 2022
Pitching
80
Max FB
77 - 79
FB
64 - 65
CB
65 - 69
CH

Game Performance

2024
2023
2022
10 Yard Dash
1.71
60 Yard Dash
7.26
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.69
30 Yard Dash
3.98
60 Yard Dash
7.15
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.80
30 Yard Dash
4.06
60 Yard Dash
7.19
Top Speed (MPH)
Chicago Preseason ID
Feb 18, 2024
Swift
1.71
10-yd
7.26
60-yd
18.4
Run speed (max)
2.45
RSi (max)
31.5
Jump Height (max)
O'Hare Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2023
Swift
1.69
10-yd
3.98
30-yd
7.15
60-yd
19.4
Run speed (max)
1.89
RSi (max)
1.89
RSi (avg)
1,436
Jump Power (max)
27.6
Jump Height (max)
27.5
Jump Height (avg)
Illinois Indians Scout Day
Jun 22, 2022
Swift
1.80
10-yd
4.06
30-yd
7.19
60-yd
19.7
Run speed (max)
8.3
Run Speed (avg)

Visual Edge

2024
Edge Score
63.32
Chicago Preseason ID
Feb 18, 2024
Visual Skills
63.32
Edge Score

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

2/18/24
OF/RHP Matthew Jackson (Prospect, 2026) gave one of the better all-around looks on the entire day. Listed at a 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame, Jackson has a strong build with noticeable strength throughout and round/sloped shoulders. He started his day by running to a 7.15 in the 60 on a notoriously slow track. At the plate, the right-handed hitter works with strong hands and a quick, flat barrel through the zone, looking to keep the ball on a line and working consistently on the barrel up the middle, leading the event with both max EV (T98 mph) and average EV (90.9 mph). Defensively, Jackson attacks the baseball with steady hands, moving into a powerful crow hop and reaching up to 91 mph from the outfield. On the mound, the right-hander impressed with a fastball up to 85 mph, pairing with a short horizontal slider at 72-74 mph and also featuring above-average feel in a low-70s changeup. Intriguing, toolsy athlete to follow moving forward.
2/12/23

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic, lean frame, some present strength with upside.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, stock setup, quiet load. Present levers, loose hands, aggressive swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 82.6 mph. 320’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 86 mph. Short arm action into a high 3/4 window, throws play with life.
Defense: Feet stay moving, plays through the ball with intent. Steady hands and actions. Glove plays deep with a clean gather.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

10/14/22

One of the biggest winners in attendance was OF/RHP Matthew Jackson (Prospect, 2026). Jackson is listed at a projectable 6-foot, 160-pounds with a lean build and plenty of room to fill out. His name is a common theme among the leaderboards below in multiple categories. The right-handed hitter has a quick and flat swing through the zone; creating the top Blast metrics across the board in the event. He's quality defender in the outfield as well; playing through the ball aggressively with reliable hands and a strong arm (T80 mph OF). His arm strength easily translates to the mound, where he reached up to 79.6 mph with his fastball with a max IVB of 21.2 and max horizontal movement of 19.3 inches. He showed some feel for an 11/5 curveball at 64-65 mph and fading changeup 65-68 mph.

6/22/22

Standing at a lean 6-foot-, 160-pounds, Jackson has plenty of upside to dream on in the coming years. The right-handed hitter showed to have some bat-speed while staying long through the zone, his bat stays on plane while creating easy pop, reaching up to 92.7 mph for his max exit velocity with a max distance of 338’. In the outfield, Jackson plays aggressively through the ball with steady hands. His arm plays with carry to his target, reaching up to 82 mph from a crow-hop. He also ran to a 7.19 60-Yard Dash. 

Draft Reports

Contact

Premium Content Area

To unlock contact information, you need to purchase a ScoutPLUS subscription.

Purchase Subscription
OR
Login

Twitter

Physical

2024
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Chicago Preseason ID
Feb 18, 2024
Physical - Athlete
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)