Matthew Bates

HS Grad 2015
Age 21 and 11 mos
Age on 2015 Draft 18 and 11 mos
Position(s) SS  RHP
Ht/Wt 5-9, 155 lb
School  LIberty Christian Academy
Hometown  Lynchburg, VA USA
Summer Team  Richmond Braves National 17U
Fall Team  Richmond Braves National 17U
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2015 Atlantic Region HM
National Rank - Class of 2015
Ranking Last Updated: May 30, 2015
Top 1000
Position - SS
VA State Rank - Class of 2015
Ranking Last Updated: May 30, 2015
Position - SS

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2014 Atlantic Coast Top Prospect Showcase   Aug 15, 2014
PG Grade: 8.5
Matthew Bates is a 2015 SS/RHP with a 5-9 155 lb. frame from Lynchburg, VA who attends LIberty Christian Academy. Bates has an athletic build with room to fill out. Hits from a slightly open stance. Short leg lift trigger and strides to square. Line drive swing plane with mid field approach. Aggressive in box. Makes consistent contact. Defensively, arm works well, good actions to ball, has quick release with good carry out of hand. Also pitched, online delivery. Quick arm. Fastball has good am side run and sink. Change up also has good sink and uses it as out pitch. Good runner with 6.93 Sixty. Good Student.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.50
1.50 improvement beginning on Jun 02, 2012
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 83 mph
56.84% Rank
best 97  avg 82
 (2015 class in 2014)

best 97  avg 80
 (2015 class)
60 6.81 sec
87.65% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.26
 (2015 class in 2014)

best 6.17  avg 7.33
 (2015 class)
IF 88 mph
94.36% Rank
best 94  avg 79
 (2015 class in 2014)

best 94  avg 78
 (2015 class)
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