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Matt Imhof

LHP | PhilliesPHI
Matt Imhof
Name: Matthew Michael Imhof
Born: Oct 26, 1993 in Hayward, Calif. USA
College: Cal Poly
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career1733.691.434.847.65
Drafted in the 2nd round (47th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014 (signed for $1,187,900)
Imhof emerged as a weekend rotation stalwart during his sophomore year at Cal Poly, earning a spot on USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team last summer. He took another step forward this spring, leading Division I with 12.09 strikeouts per nine innings through 12 weeks of play. Imhof pitches predominantly with his fastball, which ranges from 89-92 mph and occasionally touches 93-94. It plays up because of the angle he generates with his 6-foot-5 frame and high arm slot, and sometimes he cuts and runs the pitch, making it even more effective. He succeeds against righties by pitching in but doesn't locate as well to the outside corner. Most of his strikeouts come off his fastball, as his secondary stuff lags behind. Evaluations of Imhof's curveball range from fringy to solid-average. Inconsistency in his release point causes inconsistency in the breaking ball, but mechanical tweaks could remedy that. He seldom throws his changeup, which rates as below-average but flashes better. Imhof lacks the raw stuff to be a big league ace, but he has a strong track record of performance and could sneak into the back of the first round, though most scouts prefer him in the second.
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