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Jul 17, 2007 - Jul 22, 2007   Florida Bandits  30
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Jaren Matthews
1B 6-2 200   L/L

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86
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40
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80-86
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76
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Jul 03, 2007 - Jul 09, 2007   Florida Bandits  30
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Jaren Matthews
1B 6-2 200   L/L

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Oct 26, 2006 - Oct 30, 2006   South Florida Bandits  30
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Jaren Matthews
1B 6-2 200   L/L

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Jul 10, 2006 - Jul 16, 2006   South Florida Bandits  3
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Jaren Matthews
1B 6-2 200   L/L

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Jul 03, 2006 - Jul 09, 2006   South Florida Bandits  30
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Jaren Matthews
1B 6-2 200   L/L

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Jun 16, 2006 - Jun 18, 2006   2-Columbia Blue  15
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR
Jaren Matthews
1B 6-2 200   L/L

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60
7.00
40
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89
1B
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Jaren Matthews is a 2007 left hand hitting 1st baseman from Don Bosco Prep, residing in Teaneck, NJ. Matthetws has a strong and athletic build on his 6'2" 200 lb. plus frame. At times he looks like he is capable of doing some veyr special things in this game and was ranked #38 among PG National Top 100 position players. As he gets more and more comfortable in the game and starts to slow down a bit at the plate and trust his natural ability, he could take off. Matthews hits from a slightly open stance and has offensive tools that can stand out. He has good raw bat speed and an aggressive approach, sometimes overly so. His hands fire well to the ball and his lower half works, but rarely does his lower and upper half work in symmetry. He works to get behind the ball and is pretty power and pull conscience. Matthews does have good present day power and more in the future. He is a free swinger and that can take away from consistently making hard barrel contact to all fields. The ball exits his bat well and he showed a nice ability to compete in left on left situations. Around the bag he is a plus defender, with excellent feet and a plus arm for the 1st base position. Matthews moves fluidly and is going to save his team runs while taking them away from the opposing team. a good athlete, he ran 4.42 home/1st and a 7.00 60. Some wanted to see him in the outfield and he went out there but did not show the same arm strength as he did in the infield and his natural instincts at 1st base did not translate in the outfield. College for a few years would be a great thing to buy his considerable tools some more time but it is possible that he could get a shot to go out this coming June.
PG Grade 9.5




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Nov 17, 2005 - Nov 21, 2005   South Florida Bandits  21
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Jaren Matthews
1B 6-2 200   L/L

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Dec 28, 2004 - Dec 30, 2004   18-White  61
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Jaren Matthews
1B 6-1 190   L/L

FB
81
60
7.47
40
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80
1B
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81
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69
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69
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Matthews is a young sophomore first baseman/left handed pitching prospect from New Jersey. He has a plus athletic body with extra long arms and good present strength. Matthews hits out of a tall stance with high hand position. He generates bat speed with very good extension out front. He showed his power potential in batting practice and hit some balls off live pitching hard as well. Matthews threw 80 mph across the infield from first base and you knew looking at his arm action and body that he would pitch well, too. He pitched a couple of innings and showed prospect potential for a young left handed pitcher. He has an easy, clean arm stroke and good arm speed that generates an 81 mph fastball. Matthews curveball is 67-69 mph and it has good late biting action. He also threw a 69 mph change up. Matthews has the potential to be a mid-80’s left hander in addition to his position/hitting skills and should definitely be watched on the mound as well. We also noted and was impressed with Matthews hustling attitude on the field and how hard he played. Matthews is a good student.
PG Grade 8.5