• Full name Matthias Joseph Dietz
  • Born 09/20/1995 in Orland Park, IL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School John A. Logan CC
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (69th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2016 (signed for $1,300,000).
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    Dietz was already a big righthander as a freshman at Logan, but when Dietz returned for fall ball before his sophomore season he had grown an inch and a half and added 10-15 pounds of good weight. The growth spurt turned an intriguing arm into a dominant one, as Dietz went from sitting 91-93 mph to 91-96. The increased arm speed has also helped sharpen Dietz's slider and his changeup has improved as well-he ranked among national junior college leaders in strikeouts and wins. Both his secondary offerings need continued refinement, but his slider has a chance to be at least average. Dietz is committed to attend Texas Christian if he doesn't sign, but his fastball should entice some team to take him early enough to keep him from Division I.

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