Charles Matthews

HS Grad 2006
Age 29 and 3 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 17 and 10 mos
Position(s) RHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-5, 205 lb
B/T R/R
School  Athens Academy
Hometown  Athens, GA USA
Summer Team  East Cobb Patriots 18
Fall Team  same
MLB Draft 
Round 50 by Cardinals  in 2006
National Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
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GA State Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
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GPA
3.93
SAT
1600
ACT
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
7.5
9/10/2005
Latest Showcase Report
2005 Southeast Top Prospect Showcase   Sep 10, 2005
PG Grade: 7.5
Charles Matthews is a 2006 RHP/1B from Athens Academy in Athens, Georgia, with a strong 6'5'', 205 lb. frame. On the mound he throws from a 3/4 arm slot with very unique mechanics. He compacts his body to throw which causes him to be inconsistent with his release point. He has a loose arm with good arm speed. Matthews has a heavy sinking fastball that topped out at 83 mph with running action as well. He throws many ground balls and keeps the ball down to be successful. With his arm action and build, we project that he will throw harder in the near future. He also mixes in a 70 mph curveball with 9 to 3 break. At the plate he is a right handed hitter with power potential. He gets great leverage at contact and has a good path to the ball. Matthews also has good speed for his size, and is an excellent student. Good upside.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 83 mph
9/10/2005
49.30% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 97  avg 82
 (2006 class)
60 7.05 sec
9/10/2005
83.07% Rank
best 6.19  avg 7.40
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 6.19  avg 7.44
 (2006 class)
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