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.
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.
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.
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.