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Tate Matheny

#38 | OF
Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Tate Matheny
Name: Michael Tate Matheny
Born: Feb 9, 1994 in Chesterfield, Mo. USA
High School: Westminster Christian Academy, St. Louis
College: Missouri State
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (111th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2015 (signed for $512,700)
The son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, Tate Matheny doesn't really have a plus tool, but he has average tools across the board and has demonstrated time and time again that he will get the most out of them. It's unlikely that he can be an everyday big league center fielder for most teams, but he gets good jumps and takes good routes, allowing his average speed to play up. At the plate, he has below-average power, but he has the bat speed, barrel control and knowledge of the strike zone to be at least an average hitter. Matheny has the tools to attempt a move to second base as a pro which would give him a better chance to profile as a regular, or he could end up as a very useful fourth outfielder who can play all three outfield spots in a pinch.
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