• Full name Quinn Jack Mathews
  • Born 10/04/2000 in Mission Viejo, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 192 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Stanford
  • Drafted in the 4th round (122nd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2023 (signed for $600,000).
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    School: Stanford Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Rays ’22 (19)
    Age At Draft: 22.8
    BA Grade:45/High
    Tools:Fastball: 50. Slider: 50. Curveball: 40. Changeup: 60. Control: 50.

    A 19th-round draft pick by the Rays in 2022, Mathews opted to return to Stanford for his senior year and emerged as the Cardinal’s ace. He went 10-4, 3.75 and finished second in the country with 158 strikeouts en route to being named the Pacific-12 Conference pitcher of the year. Mathews is a tall 6-foot-5, 188-pound workhorse who consistently pitches deep into games. He pitched at least seven innings in 11 of his 18 starts this spring, capped by a complete-game, 16-strikeout performance against Texas in the Super Regionals where he threw 156 pitches. Mathews has a deep four-pitch mix he commands well to keep hitters guessing. His fastball sits 90-94 mph out of a low slot and plays up with his ability to command it in the bottom quadrants of the strike zone. His best secondary pitch is a plus, 80s changeup that he sells with his arm speed and disappears below the zone for swings and misses. He can both locate and bury his sweeping, low-80s slider for strikes against hitters on both sides of the plate, and he also has a below-average but usable mid-70s curveball he’ll mix in to keep batters guessing. Mathews holds his stuff and control deep into games and has an advanced feel for mixing his pitches. He projects to be a back-of-the-rotation starter and will be one of the first college lefthanders selected.

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  • LHP Quinn Mathews assigned to Peoria Chiefs from Palm Beach Cardinals.
  • LHP Quinn Mathews assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals.
  • St. Louis Cardinals signed LHP Quinn Mathews.

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