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Steven Matz

#32 | LHP
New York Mets New York Mets
Steven Matz
Name: Steven Jakob Matz
Born: May 29, 1991 in Stony Brook, N.Y. USA
High School: Melville HS, East Setauket, N.Y.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
20181543.971.253.398.88
Career388.23.981.282.738.41
Drafted in the 2nd round (72nd overall) by the New York Mets in 2009 (signed for $895,000)
The consensus top prep pitching prospect in the Northeast, Matz offers plenty of projection as well as good present stuff. For most of the spring, Matz sat in the 89-91 mph range, but he routinely ran his fastball up to 93-94, and the pitch has some glove-side life. Scouts particularly like the way he attacks hitters inside with his heater. He also shows a solid-average changeup with good deception that sometimes rates as plus. He began throwing a slider midway through the season, but most scouts prefer his 73-75 mph three-quarters curveball, which flashes average to plus but more often rates as a below-average offering at this stage. Matz has a big, projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, but there are some questions about his durability because he had trouble staying healthy for a full season until this year. He also needs to work on his delivery, as he tends to cut himself off and has a head jerk. There is some risk with Matz, but he has enough upside that some team is very likely to take him in the top three rounds and buy him out of a commitment to Coastal Carolina.
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