Matt Manning

Born: 01/28/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#9 overall), 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (DET)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 28th, 2018
Dates Seen: May 16, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: West Michigan Whitecaps
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, wiry strength, moves fluidly for his size despite some stiffness in overall actions. Above-average athlete.
Mechanical Notes
Quiet, athletic SWU; excellent balance, posture over rubber, slight shoulder tilt, lands even, minimal spine tilt to clear arm; follows through online to plate with excellent extension; when timing is off, does not consistently follow through all the way. Arm action is clean from break with length in back; plus armspeed; on-time release.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 55 Mid-Rotation Starter Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Pitch projects to get some swing and miss because of plus plane and above-average movement. Has potential for plus but command does not project to allow frequent swing and miss in zone.
Pitch projects to get some swing and miss because of plus plane and above-average movement. Has potential for plus but command does not project to allow frequent swing and miss in zone.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 93 91-95 Could sit higher if he wanted to add effort. Sailed 94s and 5s up in zone.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Average tailing life across the zone w hard run in on RHs. With consistent follow through, gets plus plane; I project that consistency to come based on athleticism.
Average tailing life across the zone w hard run in on RHs. With consistent follow through, gets plus plane; I project that consistency to come based on athleticism.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Pacing of delivery was off; missed spots up and out over plate, especially when arm was late and he didn't finish with best follow through. Trust he can repeat quiet delivery, but timing up long limbs will always challenge player.
Pacing of delivery was off; missed spots up and out over plate, especially when arm was late and he didn't finish with best follow through. Trust he can repeat quiet delivery, but timing up long limbs will always challenge player.
Curveball
Curveball 55 60 77-78 77-79 12-6 downer curve with late depth; he mostly stays on top of it Tried to guide a few that he hung; should improve consistency. Pitch will induce swings and misses in and out of zone; flashed ability to throw for good strikes.
12-6 downer curve with late depth; he mostly stays on top of it Tried to guide a few that he hung; should improve consistency. Pitch will induce swings and misses in and out of zone; flashed ability to throw for good strikes.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 80 80-81 Infrequent use in outing. Plus separation from FB; good armspeed; minimal movement and command at present. Trusting the athlete and quality of the delivery to improve this pitch.
Infrequent use in outing. Plus separation from FB; good armspeed; minimal movement and command at present. Trusting the athlete and quality of the delivery to improve this pitch.
Control
Control 50 60 Has feel for the strikezone and confidence to locate FB in zone to contact even when down in count. CB can be thrown in zone.
Has feel for the strikezone and confidence to locate FB in zone to contact even when down in count. CB can be thrown in zone.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Solid #3-4 SP future on strength of fastball/curveball combination and plus control. Athleticism and quiet delivery are positive indicators of command improvement, change up development, and ability to eat innings.