Jaren Matthews

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 4 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) 1B  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 200 lb
School  Don Bosco Prep
Hometown  Teaneck, NJ USA
Summer Team  South Florida Bandits, Titans
Fall Team  Super 17
MLB Draft 
Round 32 by Reds in 2010
Round 17 by Red Sox in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Northeast - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - 1B
Fred McGriff type, strong arm, runs well, power potential. Looked good in Jupiter, the bat could come.
NJ State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - 1B

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4 yr Commitment

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9.5
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 Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
1.00 improvement beginning on Dec 28, 2004
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 86 mph
64.98% Rank
best 96  avg 84
 (2007 class in 2007)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.00 sec
86.36% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
IF 89 mph
98.84% Rank
best 94  avg 77
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 94  avg 76
 (2007 class)
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