- Full name Matthew James Scott
- Born 01/13/2004 in Redding, CT
- Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Barlow
Drafted in the 20th round (589th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2022.
View Draft ReportScott is a Stanford commit, which many scouts believe will be difficult to pry him away from. The talk in the area is that a local team could be an exception, with several area scouts pointing to the Yankees as a potential landing spot and a team that has been in heavily to see him. He’s a strongly-built 6-foot-6, 230-pound righthander, with a relatively easy operation from a smooth delivery that gives him a starter’s look. For a teenage pitcher his size, Scott is able to sync up his delivery well and stay under control, with a more compact arm action this year that has helped his timing. His velocity has ticked up, too, as he now sits in the low 90s and has reached 95 mph. He doesn’t have a knockout secondary pitch, but his slider has improved this spring, flashing average at times with power behind it at 83-87 mph, and it’s ahead of his changeup. Scouts are split on whether there’s more velocity coming for Scott, but his starter traits and upward progression this spring make him one of the more intriguing Northeast prep arms.