• Full name Matthew Duffy
  • Born 10/04/2001 in Burlington, ON, Canada
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Assumption Catholic
  • Drafted in the 4th round (115th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2023 (signed for $350,000).
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    School: Canisius Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: -
    In three seasons at Canisius, Duffy has consistently filled the strike zone. He posted a 4.13 ERA this season in 80.2 innings with 28 walks, and his 119 strikeouts were the most in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Duffy does it with a below-average fastball, topping out at 94 mph and cruising at 88-92 mph. It’s not overpowering and there’s some funk to his arm action as he hooks his wrist, but he gets good extension and pounds the zone with his fastball, throwing it for a strike at a 70% clip. Duffy is able to keep hitters off balance with an average changeup, which has good separation off his fastball at 78-81 mph. He sells it well with his arm speed and it runs away from lefties. Duffy commands his slider well, too, which has helped it be effective against MAAC hitters, but it’s a fringe-average pitch that lacks tight spin (1,900-2,000 rpm) or much power in the mid-to-upper 70s. A team that believes strongly in Duffy’s pitchability or thinks it can help him add velocity could take him in the later rounds.

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Career Transactions

  • RHP Matt Duffy assigned to FCL Red Sox.
  • Boston Red Sox signed RHP Matt Duffy.

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