Matt Wallner

Age (Draft Day): 21.06
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 220
Primary Position: CF
Seconday Position: RF
Acquisition Period: 2019 Draft Class
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
School/Location: Southern Mississippi Univ., Hattiesburg, MS
Spotlight Report Info
Report Date: June 9th, 2018
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Draft Spotlight

Wallner was a force for Southern Miss this spring over the team’s 62-game run, slashing .351/.474/.618 over 292 plate appearances while launching 16 homeruns. The talented outfielder already looks the part of a big-leaguer, athletically built into his power frame with smooth and athletic actions across the diamond. He spent time in both center and right field, with the latter potentially the better fit at the next level thanks to his above-average arm strength.

In the box, Wallner utilizes a slight hitch in his load with a simple trigger and weight transfer. His bat is quick through the zone with lots of natural loft and good extension through contact, though there can be some inconsistencies in his bat path, opening up holes in the zone and leading to soft contact or empty swings. Wallner will play with the Collegiate National Team this summer where evaluators will watch eagerly to see how well his power translates to wood. A good showing could vault him up follow lists as one of the better power prospects in the 2019 class.