Underclass Games Top Performer: 2018 RHP Matthew Semon (Don Bosco Prep HS, NJ)

By TJ Hunt
Scouting Director, New Jersey

Name: Matthew Semon
School: Don Bosco Prep
Postion: RHP
Class: 2018
Rank: 30

Max FB: 86
FB: 84-86
CB: 69-72
CH: 73-75

Scouting Report
Underclass Games (September 18, 2016)
Semon has a lean, athletic build at 6-foot-3 185-pounds. One of the top prospects to keep an eye on from the event. Fastball 84-86, curveball 69-72 mph with sweeping-like 11/5 action. When his fastball command is best, gets some natural armside run. Has a tendency to speed up delivery too much, causing mechanics to get off kilter. Gloveside dips causing his arm to lag behind and miss armside high, or arm over compensates for gloveside and he pulls pitch toward his gloveside. Easy mechanical corrections that could lead Semon to continue to develop into one of the top pitchers in the 2018 class. Short, quick arm action with excellent shoulder tilt going down the mound. Just needs to clean up gloveside. Explosiveness and athleticism is there, still more in the tank - still physically maturing. High follow prospect. 

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