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Matt Thaiss Scouting Report


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Matt Thaiss’ Info

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 197
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Birthday: 5/6/95
School: Junior/Virginia
Position: C

Matt Thaiss’ Scouting Report

Thaiss is one of the best catching prospects in the draft this year, with his above average contact and power potential. He also has a great arm, but needs to improve his defense if he wants to be a big league catcher. Thaiss has a great approach at the plate and has more walks than strikeouts his past two seasons.

Strengths

  • High baseball IQ
  • Above average power potential
  • Good contact hitter
  • Sound approach at the plate

Weaknesses

  • Needs to improve his defense
  • Needs to add more strength

 Matt Thaiss’ Scouting Grades

Tool Grade/Projection
Contact 55/60
Power 45/55
Run 30/30
Arm 50/55
Field 40/45
Overall 50/55

Matt Thaiss’ Stats

Year Team Age G AB AVG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG
2014 Virginia 19 26 68 .265 11 18 5 0 0 7 0 0 2 13 .306 .338
2015 Virginia 20 67 254 .323 49 82 18 0 10 64 4 0 33 26 .413 .512
2016 Virginia 21 60 232 .375 55 87 13 2 10 59 0 1 39 16 .473 .578

Matt Thaiss’ Draft Projection

Mid First to Compensation Pick

Matt Thaiss’ Pro Comparison

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