Mathew Newman

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 8 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 8 mos
Position(s) OF  
Ht/Wt 5-11, 170 lb
School  Ironwood
Hometown  Glendale, AZ USA
Summer Team  Scottsdale Storm
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 49 by Diamondbacks in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 West - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - OF
Simply one of the best hitters and best players in the nation. Hit at WWBA Jupiter. College All American type.
AZ State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - OF

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment
Arizona State

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9.5
Matt Newman is a 2007 left hand hitting outfielder from Brophy Prep, residing in Glendale, AZ. Newman is strong for his size, with an average, well-proportioned build on his 5'11" 170 lb. frame. In a tools breakdown, Newman does not have the explosive, eye-popping tools that many of the top prospects in the '07 high school class have, but his all-around game is much more polished than most of them. He ranked #41 among PG National Top 100 position players, particularly because he can really hit. Newman is a plus contact-type hitter who sprays line drives all over the field. He has excellent bat control and bat speed, making him a threat to punch a ball into right or to turn on a pitch and smoke it into the right field corner. He maintains very good balance in his swing and can handle all pitches. Newman has excellent hands for hitting. He just has such good feel with the bat in his hands, he seems as though he should hit for high average throughout his career. His swing is easy and he keeps the barrel in the zone well. Don't mistake this report to suggest Newman is a contact hitter only... he is a line drive hitter who makes consistent contact. On a per at-bat basis Newman is not a home run threat, but he will hit some occasional dingers. He handles velocity as well as offspeed pitches. A coach could hit him anywhere in the line-up and get production from Newman. In the outfield he also has feel for the game. Newman is an average runner but he can stay in centerfield. He takes good routes and gets great jumps on the ball, while closing well too. His arm is accurate and he has enough arm strength to throw out runners at 3rd or home. Newman ran 4.28 home/1st and posted a 7.18 60. He is a D1 player at this point but his bat and polished game should eventually find their way into pro ball.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.18 sec
72.91% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
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