Matt Hand

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  • #26445

    TMH
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    After Council Rock North’s 2-0 Suburban One League National Conference win over Neshaminy on Monday, Hand is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 33 strikeouts, six hits, and two walks.

    Wow!!!

    #26453

    lehigh90
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    I know the AAU program where he has played. He’s not a big kid, listed 5’11” and 175. Small for a pitcher. Fastball in only the low 80’s (82-84) and mixes in change up and curve. Doesn’t sound like he can dominate at college level. But, obviously can get people out at high school level.

    #26454

    TMH
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    Forgot to mention, at the plate he is 11-23 (.478), 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 SB

    #26455
    RichH
    RichH
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    0.00 Pretty impressive even in HS. A fastball would be nice but a kid who can mix and hit spots can do OK here.

    #26458

    lehigh90
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    I see him listed as a SS/P, so you would think he can hit a little.

    #26459
    RichH
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    TMH
    I wonder, picking up on 90’s post, whether Ps are targetted as athletes rather than pitchers. Thinking of football where oft times a QB is recruited more for being the best athlete on team rather than his skill at QB.

    #26460

    TMH
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    I think the coaches identify needs but recruit athletes. Young began as a pitcher and is now our 3rd best hitter. Nalesnik came here as a cather (as did Paccioli) and both became OF. Mcmanimon and Butera were both very good pitchers and hitters in HS. Both are in the pitching rotation since that is the position of greatest need IMHO.

    #26461
    RichH
    RichH
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    Thanks TMH.

    #26664

    TMH
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    Matt is still in the news

    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/high_school/20160505_Hand_playing_big_role_for_Council_Rock_North_baseball.html

    Sounds like an impressive young man. Welcome to Lehigh!!

    #26967
    StablerBum
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    Matt threw a gem yesterday in the first round of the state playoffs. In a 7 inning complete game he gave up 1 run on 6 hits and no walks, while striking out 5. The way some of Lehigh pitchers struggle with free passes it’s nice to see a kid with that kind of control.

    #27076

    TMH
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    !st Team All Southeast PA

    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/high_school/20160619_All-Southeastern_Pennsylvania_baseball_team.html

    Based on stats alone, I see him as a pitcher at Lehigh

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