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Matthew Boyd

#48 | LHP
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Matthew Boyd
Name: Matthew Robert Boyd
Born: Feb 2, 1991 in Mercer Island, WA
High School: Eastside Catholic HS, Mercer Island, Wash.
College: Oregon State
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 234 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 6th round (175th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013 (signed for $75,000)
A distant relative of Bob Feller and former first lady Dolly Madison, Boyd looked like a lefthanded specialist in his first three years with the Beavers, using a fastball/slider combo from a low three-quarters arm slot. He was a 13th-round pick by the Reds last year as a junior, but didn't sign and boosted his stock in the Cape Cod League, raising his arm slot and showing a four-pitch mix. After making just two starts in his first three years in college, Boyd became Oregon State's Friday night starter this year, with excellent results. He pitched in the 88-92 mph range this spring, topping out at 94, after touching 96 out of the bullpen on the Cape. He also offers good deception and angle to the plate. Boyd's main issue is that he lacks a true out pitch, which ultimately would limit him to the back of a rotation or a relief role.
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