Matthew Thompson
Matthew Thompson

CLASS OF 2022

2B
OF

Matthew
Thompson

Alpena (HS) • MI
5-9 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Arsenal Baseball

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8/03/21

Player Spotlight 

Matthew Thompson: 2B/OF, (2022) Alpena, MI. Northwood University Commit, 5-foot-9, 175-pound. Smooth during batting practice, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 93 mph. (69.91 mph bat speed average). (22.12 mph hand speed average). Began in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then used a small leg kick. Upward swing plane. Found multiple barrels with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Smooth while in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 78 mph; had consistent footwork, soft hands, and a clean exchange. Solid in the outfield, his throws to the bases were maxed out at 82 mph; has a clean fluid exchange, consistent feet, and sure hands. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.56.  (Max spin ; Avg ). 

Scout Evaluation 

Matthew Thompson, Alpena, 2022, MI

Position: 2B/OF

Body: 5-foot-9, 175-pound.

Hit: (RHH) Smooth. Began in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then used a small leg kick. Upward swing. Gap to gap approach. 

Power: 93 mph exit velocity, average 83.86 mph. 69.91 mph bat speed average. 22.12 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Soft hands, consistent footwork, clean exchange. Smooth. (OF) Sure hands, consistent footwork, clean fluid exchange. Solid.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. 

Arm: 78 mph infield velocity. 82 mph outfield velocity. 

Speed: 7.56 (60-yard).


6/22/21

Player Spotlight 

Matthew Thompson: 2B/OF, (2022) Alpena, MI. 5-foot-9, 175-pound. Smooth in the box, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 95 mph. (69.49 mph bat speed average). (21.68 mph hand speed average). Started in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then used a toe tap. Bat speed was explosive, and had an uphill swing plane. Was able to create loud contact and found lots of barrels. Pull side approach. Solid while in the infield, made throws up to 79 mph; has athletic feet, firm hands, and a fluid clean exchange. Smooth in the outfield, he showed the ability to make throws to the bases at 79 mph; had a quick clean exchange, smooth consistent footwork, and soft hands. Movements laterally were athletic and he fields the ball one hand. Recorded a time of 7.42 in the 60-yard dash.  (Max spin ; Avg ). 

Scout Evaluation 

Matthew Thompson, Alpena, 2022, MI

Position: 2B/OF

Body: 5-foot-9, 175-pound.

Hit: (RHH) Smooth. Started in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then used a toe tap. Explosive bat speed. Pull side approach. 

Power: 95 mph exit velocity, average 86.93 mph. 69.49 mph bat speed average. 21.68 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Firm hands, athletic footwork, fluid clean exchange. Solid. (OF) Soft hands, smooth consistent footwork, quick clean exchange. Smooth.  Fielded the ball one hand with athletic movement laterally. 

Arm: 79 mph infield velocity. 79 mph outfield velocity. 

Speed: 7.42 (60-yard).


2/09/20

Hitting: At the plates has a small crouch with his bat over his back shoulder. Small front leg motion during the clean hand load cleared space to get his barrel through the phone. Produced line drives with some lift up the middle.

 Fielding: In the outfield opens his hips quickly getting around the baseball. Fields off of his left leg taking a small stutter step and throwing with some tail over the top.

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