Midwest Future Games Profile: Luke Matheny from Westminster



Midwest Future Game 2013 SLIDE

Luke Matheny, RHP, Westminster Christian Academy:
Matheny has a very projectable 6-foot-2, 170-pound frame, and has shown some of the best command we have seen to date.

In three innings of work at the Top Prospect Games, Matheny pounded the strike zone with all of his pitches, throwing only five pitches that missed the strike zone. He shows good knowledge of when to throw what pitched and had no problem throwing any pitch in any count. Mechanically, Matheny has deceptive delivery and an extremely quick arm with smooth rhythm and easy effort, the ball looks to really jump out of his hand. His fastball sat 82-84 mph with hard arm side run down in the zone. We think with his body type and mechanics, there are definitely a few more miles per hour in his arm. His breaking ball had gradual 11-to-5 break thrown 66-68 mph, and while not thrown often, was effective to keep hitters off balance. Matheny also threw a 72-75 mph change up with good depth and looks to be his go to pitch. 

At the plate, Matheny shows some bat speed and ability to drive the ball. While primarily a pitcher, he does hit a bit and does not get cheated on his swings.