Matthew Latos

HS Grad 2006
Age 30 and 6 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-6, 200 lb
School  Coconut Creek
Hometown  Margate, FL USA
Summer Team  HS team
Fall Team  Palm Beach Clippers
MLB Debut 
Padres Jul 19, 2009
MLB Draft 
Round 11 by Padres in 2006
National Rank - Class of 2006
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - RHP
FL State Rank - Class of 2006
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - RHP

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2004 National Underclass Dec 28-30   Dec 28, 2004
PG Grade: 10
Latos is a 6-5, 200 lb junior right handed pitcher from Florida who was one of the top prospects at the World Underclass Showcase. In addition to his pitching ability, he would also make the prospect charts as a hitter/athlete as well. Latos has a long, angular body type, with long legs, a slender waist and sloping shoulders. There is plenty of present strength in his body but the potential to get plenty stronger. Latos has a long, flowing and quick arm action and solid delivery mechanics. He works quickly and throws strikes with all his pitches. Latos’ fastball was solid in the 86-89 mph range and is very projectable to move into the low and maybe even mid-90’s in the future. He maintains good downward angle on his fastball from a ¾’s release point. His curveball lacked ideal velocity at 66-69 mph but he got good depth on pitch and spotted it effectively. Latos also showed a feel for a 68-70 mph change up. As a hitter, Latos really showed some nice power potential and showed it in games against live pitching as well as in batting practice. He has a wide stance with a good hand load, a short path to the ball and very good extension out front. With nice 7.2/4.37 speed for his size and obvious arm strength, Latos is a DI level corner infield/outfield prospect, too. Highest Ceiling Prospect!
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 94 mph
99.61% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 97  avg 82
 (2006 class)
60 7.24 sec
77.08% Rank
best 6.41  avg 7.54
 (2006 class in 2004)

best 6.19  avg 7.44
 (2006 class)
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