• Full name Mathew Adam Latos
  • Born 12/09/1987 in Alexandria, VA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 245 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Coconut Creek
  • Debut 07/19/2009
  • Drafted in the 11th round (333rd overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2006 (signed for $1,250,000).
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    Florida's most electric high school pitcher, Latos became a household name in scouting circles last summer when he touched 96 mph and performed well at showcase events. He's often compared to Colton Willems, another high school righthander from Florida's southeast coast. Both flashed 97 mph heat this spring and could be drafted among the first 50 picks. Latos has good command of electric stuff, though he lacks the feel for pitching and fastball command Willems possesses. He throws a curveball and slider, which are inconsistent, but the curve is at times a two-plane pitch with excellent depth and the slider could become a reliable third or fourth offering. He also has a feel for his changeup. Latos has a tall, slender frame, but his delivery isn't picture perfect. His stock slipped after he matched up against Douglas High of Parkland, Fla., and righthander Bandon Holden. Latos lost his cool with his teammates after some errors were made, and detractors say his makeup and mound presence need work.

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  • Rated Best Fastball in the Texas League in 2009
  • Rated Best Fastball in the San Diego Padres in 2009
  • Rated Best Fastball in the San Diego Padres in 2008

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