Michael Matuella

Born: 06/03/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 220
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 3rd, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- March/October 2018
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Rangers Instructs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, big body, very strong, broad shoulders. Larger than listed weight.
Mechanical Notes
Stiff, effortful SWU w large spine tilt to clear late arm, pulls offline. Pronounced wrap, long arm action in back, arm trails body significantly creating elbow and shoulder stress prior to release.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 P 45 Setup Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 60 60 Extreme velocity and above-average movement give margin of error in command profile.
Extreme velocity and above-average movement give margin of error in command profile.
Fastball Velocity 80 80 96-97 95-100 Top of the scale, frequently high-90s w/ touches of triple-digits.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Plus armside run, effective in on RHs, especially low. Late life to gloveside; average plane. Pitch gets straight up in the zone, easier to barrel.
Plus armside run, effective in on RHs, especially low. Late life to gloveside; average plane. Pitch gets straight up in the zone, easier to barrel.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 45 Delivery creates inconsistency- yanks to gloveside, sails to armside. Limited athleticism and injury history offer no upside.
Delivery creates inconsistency- yanks to gloveside, sails to armside. Limited athleticism and injury history offer no upside.
Slider
Slider 50 55 85 84-86 11-5 shape, average depth, sharp enough for MLB above-average at best. Still needs another jump in consistency. Must hone ability to keep down in zone and close enough to edge to induce swings.
11-5 shape, average depth, sharp enough for MLB above-average at best. Still needs another jump in consistency. Must hone ability to keep down in zone and close enough to edge to induce swings.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 90 89-93 Firm CH, late fade. Struggles to locate the pitch. Delivery and limited athleticism don't allow much CH development. Plays as a wrinkle in 'pen role.
Firm CH, late fade. Struggles to locate the pitch. Delivery and limited athleticism don't allow much CH development. Plays as a wrinkle in 'pen role.
Control
Control 45 45 Loses delivery at times and falls out of the zone when he's off. Inconsistent ability to land off-speed.
Loses delivery at times and falls out of the zone when he's off. Inconsistent ability to land off-speed.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Effortful operation and injury history give high risk to setup relief ceiling. Has stuff to start but lacks the durability. Swing/miss pitches will allow him to pitch leverage innings from the 'pen.