• Full name Matthew Wilkinson
  • Born 12/10/2002 in Delta, BC, Canada
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 260 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Foothills Composite
  • Drafted in the 10th round (308th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2023 (signed for $110,000).
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    School: Central Arizona JC Source: JC

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 20.8
    An extra-large lefthander with a 6-foot-1, 270-pound frame, Wilkinson was one of the top pitchers for Central Arizona JC this spring. He started 14 games and posted a 1.07 ERA over 84 innings, with 136 strikeouts and just 19 walks. He was second among Division I juco pitchers in strikeouts, and after the season he pitched in the Cape Cod League, where he struck out 10 and walked just one in nine innings out of the bullpen for Chatham. Wilkinson throws his fastball in the upper 80s, but does an excellent job throwing it for strikes and moving it around the zone. He has good feel for a low-80s changeup and will also mix in a slurvy breaking ball in the upper 70s that blends in shape between a slider and a curve. Wilkinson has a bit of deception in his body with a tilt in his leg kick and a bit of crossfiring action in his landing, though he will need to add more velocity and get into better shape to make the most of his advanced strike-throwing.

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  • Cleveland Guardians signed LHP Matt Wilkinson.

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