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Matt Manning Scouting Report


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Matt Manning’s Info

Height: 6’6″
Weight: 195
Throws: Right
School/State: Sheldon High School (Elk Grove, CA)
Position: RHP
Birthday: 1/28/98
College Commitment: Loyola Marymount

Matt Manning’s Scouting Report

Manning is an excellent athlete, who has signed on with Loyola Marymount to play both basketball and baseball. The 6’6″ righty has a solid fastball to go with his plus potential curveball and a developing changeup. He has a fluid, repeatable and easy delivery. Manning will occasionally get wild with his secondary pitches, but that is something that can be fixed with good coaching.

Strengths

  • Plus fastball
  • Plus potential curveball
  • Tall and athletic
  • High upside

Weaknesses

  • Needs to add more pitches, mostly uses his fastball and curveball
  • Needs to improve the command of his curveball and changeup
  • Signability

Pitches
Fastball:  92-97 MPH
Changeup:  MPH
Curveball:  High 70’s MPH

Matt Manning’s Scouting Grades

ToolGrade/Projection
Command45/55
Mechanics50/60
Fastball65/70
Changeup40/50
Curveball50/60
Overall55/65

Matt Manning’s Draft Projection

Top-15 Pick

Matt Manning’s Pro Comparison

Noah Syndergaard – New York Mets

Where could Manning end up in the draft?

It looks like the ceiling for Manning is the Padres at eight, with the floor probably being the Rays at 13. Manning will most likely go nine to the Tigers, if Riley Pint or Braxton Garrett aren’t available.

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