Super 60 Spotlight: Matt Russell



Matt RussellPlayer: Matt Russell
Position:
RHP
Class: 2017
State Rank: 4
Overall Rank:
164
High School:
Staley
State:
MO
Commitment:
Missouri State
Height:
6-2
Weight:
190
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Max Fastball:
90
Fastball:
88-90
Curveball:
70-72
Changeup:
73-74
Slider:
77-81

Russell, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound righty, had a dominant outing at the Top Prospect Games in August and continued to play well for the Royals Scout Team in the fall. His fastball now sits 88-90 and he mixes in a sharp breaking ball with 11/5 action at 77-81. It has late break and it’s a swing-and-miss pitch. He has a strong frame and throws with some effort, but has a clean arm action through a high-3/4 slot.