Michael Matuella’s Info
Michael Matuella’s Scouting Report
Matuella is an excellent pitcher and student, and was almost a lock to go top-3 in the draft until he went down with a ulnar collateral ligament tear. The injury will require him to get Tommy John Surgery. He has struggled with injures in his career at Duke, missing most of his sophomore season with an oblique strain. Matuella has the size and stuff to go in the first-round, but the injury will scare some teams away. He has a great 2-seam fastball that has some ridiculous sink to it. He also features a 12-6 curveball, a plus potential slider and a dominant looking changeup. There has been some questions about Matuella being able to take on a starting pitcher’s workload at the big league level. He has only started 23 games in his three-year college career. Matuella has the stuff to be a future ace for any big league team, but first he will have to stay healthy and prove he can pitch for a full season.
Fastball: 93-96 MPH
Slider: 83-86 MPH
Changeup: 87-90 MPH
Curveball: 79-82 MPH
Michael Matuella’s Stats
Michael Matuella’s Best Fit
Matuella’s best fit is the St. Louis Cardinals at 23rd overall. He would have an opportunity come up in 2017 or 2018 and learn from one of baseball’s best in Adam Wainwright.
Michael Matuella’s Draft Projection
Mid to Late First-Round Pick
Adam Wainwright – St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher
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