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Kenny Mathews

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Kenny Mathews
Name: Kent David Mathews
Born: Aug 6, 1993 in Diamond Bar, CA
High School: Diamond Bar (Calif.) HS
Junior College: Riverside (Calif.) JC
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 7th round (201st overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2013 (signed for $150,000)
Mathews' feel for pitching and knack for pumping strikes helped him get drafted in the 12th round by the Mets out of high school in California in 2011. The club made a run at signing him, but he opted to attend Cal State Fullerton instead. The Titans prize strike-throwers, and Mathews was a good fit in their weekend rotation, going 6-2, 3.86 with 60 strikeouts and 16 walks in 78 innings as a freshman. Off-field factors caused him to wind up at Riverside CC for his sophomore year. He has continued to pound the strike zone this spring, going 3-1, 1.23 with 52 strikeouts and just two walks in 58 innings. Mathews lacks overpowering velocity, pitching in the 84-87 mph range and topping out at 88-89, but he gets results with his fastball because it has good life and he spots it to both sides. He has feel for two average secondary pitches in his curveball and changeup, and he commands both of them as well. Mathews pitched with more velocity out of high school, sitting in the high 80s and bumping 90, and scouts have always liked his loose, athletic 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame.
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