Matt Scannell
Matt Scannell
Matt Scannell
Matt Scannell
Matt Scannell

CLASS OF 2020

OF
LHP

Matt
Scannell

Princeton
St. Mary's Hall (HS) • TX
5-10 • 185LBS • L/L
Travel Team: South Texas Sliders

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2020 National

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6/17/19

Scannel posted an 89 mph exit velocity and the ball jumps off his bat with simple strength as he throws the head with natural lift and gap power, including one home run during BP. His arm works easy in the outfield and we could see him fitting in nicely as a corner outfielder that eventually hits in the middle of the order.

11.04.18
Scannell has a strong, broad shouldered frame at 5-foot-10, 175-pounds. The left-handed hitter has a leveraged hack with snap in his hands, and was on the barrel all day. Starting from a tall, relaxed stance, he loads up easy before striding forward, landing with good separation that allows for natural lift and pull side pop with a 92 mph exit velocity. Hard contact during BP with the ability to elevate the ball to the pull side. On the mound, the left-hander has a loose arm stroke and smooth delivery as he gets down the mound with an athletic lower half. Fastball was 81-83 mph, flashing arm side sink. Varied release point at times between ¾ and high-¾ but there is feel for spin with a 66-70 mph. When he stays on top of the ball it has tighter spin with short 2/8 break. Threw his changeup at 79 mph.

7.17.18
Scannell has a durable 5-foot-10, 175-pound frame with broad shoulders. The left-handed hitter starts from a balanced stance with his his hands set low. Loads back smooth then lifts his front foot slightly as he glides forward, walking away from his hands, landing square. Simple rhythm with strong hand produced good barrel awareness with some thump in the barrel, working on an uphill path, creating carry to the gaps with an exit velocity of 82 mph. In the outfield, Scannell plays through the ball with aggressive footwork and rhythm, cutting distance and still showing soft hands as he gathers to exchange the ball with tempo. Long, clean arm swing from a high-¾ slot, highly accurate thrower with a top velocity of 84 mph. A two-way player and left-handed pitcher, Scannell works from a high-¾ slot with a clean arm swing. Easy leg lift with good hip turn down the mound. His sat mostly 79-81, dropping only a couple of times to 77 from the stretch. Maintains arm speed on his curveball and the pitch has good depth at 63-68 mph with 2/8 shape. Also works in a 71-72 mph changeup that he turns over at release, creating arm side depth.

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