Matt Akiyama

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 2 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) MIF  
Ht/Wt 5-7, 150 lb
School  Bishop Montgomery
Hometown  Lomita, CA USA
Summer Team  South Bay Sea Dogs
Fall Team  West Coast MVP
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - MIF
Good swing with bat speed
CA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - MIF

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment
Cal State Bakersfield

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2007 West Coast Top Prospect Showcase   Aug 25, 2007
PG Grade: 7.5
Matt Akiyama is a 2008 MIF with a 5'7'', 150 lb. frame from Lomita, CA who attends Bishop Montgomery HS. He has a small frame and a compact build. Akiyama is a good baseball player with good skill level. His best attribute is hands and they work for him in all phases of the game. He is a contact hitter with a short, quick swing and an whole field approach. Akiyama has good bat control and made consistent barrel contact. The two-hole would be a great spot for him in a line-up. Akiyama makes his biggest impact on the defensive side of the game. It was fun watching him play defense. He has plus plus hands and plays with feel. Akiyama's transfer of ball from glove to hand is really quick as is his release. He makes the everyday play everyday and on occasion makes a standout play. Akiyama is really good going to the backhand. His skill level is very high and should get him on the field as a freshman in college.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 7.50
0.50 improvement beginning on Oct 07, 2006
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.41 sec
43.62% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
IF 78 mph
53.06% Rank
best 95  avg 77
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 95  avg 76
 (2008 class)
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