UPDATE: Matt Flatford LHP has been announced to the Second Team all Conferencefor 2016 season team.
DEFENSE: Matt is a good 1st baseman and has decent range in the field. Matt has good footwork and hands around the bag.
OFFENSE: Matt swings the bat well and shows power at times. Does not strike out a lot as his bat stays in the zone for a long time.
PITCHING: Matt is a big left-handed pitcher who has very sound mechanics. Matt has a heavy sinking fastball that he throws on both sides of the plate with good control. Matt’s changeup works extremely well off if his sinking fastball with a 8-10 mph difference. Matt’s slider has developed into a good out pitch to left-handed hitters. Matt uses his lower half very well when he pitches and all of his pitches look the same out of his hand because he maintains his fastball arm speed on every pitch. Matt’s velo has put is a very hard worker and works hard on his craft, which has enabled him to see his velo increase and off-speed pitches become more consistent and sharper.