Matt Laney

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 8 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 9 mos
Position(s) LHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-4, 255 lb
School  Lloyd C. Bird
Hometown  Chester, VA USA
Summer Team  Diamond Dawgs
Fall Team  LC Bird Wooden Bat Team
MLB Draft 
Round 42 by Phillies in 2009
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Atlantic - All Region Players
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - LHP
Big Physical upper 80s lefty. 86 in Jupiter
VA State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - LHP

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4 yr Commitment
East Carolina

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2005 Atlantic Coast Underclass Showcase   Aug 12, 2005
PG Grade: 7
Matt Laney is a 6'4" 255 pound 2007 left handed pitcher and first baseman from Chester, Virginia who attends LC Bird High School. Physically, he was much more advanced than most kids at the event with his broad shoulders and large frame. Matt threw from a low 3/4 arm slot with good arm speed. His fastball was from 77-79 mph with good arm side run. His curveball was 61-64 mph with average life and his change up was 72-74 mph. He has a good mound presence and knows how to pitch with his excellent command making him very effective. Laney repeated his delivery very consistently and seems to be a fairly polished pitcher right now. At the plate, Matt showed good power with a simple swing that is very flat. He worked out well at first base with plus hands and feet and a top velocity of 70 mph. With some increase in his velocity sure to come, Matt should attract the attention of many recruiters. He is also a good student as well.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.00
1.00 improvement beginning on Aug 12, 2005
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 86 mph
73.53% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 8.43 sec
2.12% Rank
best 6.37  avg 7.59
 (2007 class in 2005)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
40 5.96 sec
5.56% Rank
best 5.06  avg 5.41
 (2007 class in 2005)

best 4.87  avg 5.24
 (2007 class)
IF 72 mph
22.15% Rank
best 91  avg 76
 (2007 class in 2005)

best 94  avg 76
 (2007 class)
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