Matthew McDowell
Matthew McDowell
Matthew McDowell
Matthew McDowell
Matthew McDowell

CLASS OF 2025

SS
RHP

Matthew
McDowell

Brookfield (HS) • CT
6-2 • 180LBS • L/R
Travel Team: CT Gamecocks

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10/02/21

Matthew McDowell: SS/RHP, (2025) Brookfield, CT. 6-foot-2, 170-pound athletic lengthy build. Projectable and above average during batting practice, Mcdowell clocked an exit velocity of 91 mph. (69.81 mph bat speed average). (22.16 mph hand speed average). Began in a balanced wide stance with a wrapping small load, then used a small stride. Bat speed was developing, used a flat loose swing plane and high finish. He found lots of barrels with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Above average and projectable while in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 78 mph; showed soft developing hands, athletic developing feet, and a clean natural exchange. Movements laterally were developing, he is athletic and fields the ball out front. Used a high ¾ slot with a loose arm action while showing consistent accuracy to the bag. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.14. Above average and  projectable on the mound, showed quick developing arm speed, he had a long loose arm action with a high ¾ arm angle. Feel up-tempo type pitcher and uses easy effort. Showed consistent balance point and in line shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 84-85 mph; shows control arm side in the zone and slight running action. (Max spin 2150; Avg 1970). Threw a 11/5 curveball (65-67) with glove side around the zone command and sweeping action. (Max spin 1815; Avg 1754). 

Scout Evaluation 

Matthew McDowell, Brookfield, 2025, CT

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 6-foot-2, 170-pound athletic lengthy build.

Hit: (LHH) Projectable and above average. Began in a balanced wide stance with a wrapping small load, then used a small stride. Developing bat speed. High finish, flat loose swing. Gap to gap approach. 

Power: 91 mph exit velocity, average 83.59 mph. 69.81 mph bat speed average. 22.16 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Soft developing hands, athletic developing footwork, clean natural exchange. Above average projectable.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were developing athletic. 

Arm: 78 mph infield velocity. Loose arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 

Speed: 7.14 (60-yard).

Pitching: Above average and projectable. Feel up-tempo delivery, easy effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick developing arm speed, long loose arm action. Consistent balance point, in line shoulders, lands square, an athletic finish.

FB: T85. 84-85 mph. (Max spin 2150;  Avg 1970). Arm side in the zone accuracy, slight running action. 

CB: 65-67 mph. Glove side around the zone command, sweeping action, 11/5 shape. (Max spin 1815; Avg 1754). 


 

7/13/21

6-foot-2, 170-pound long lengthy build. Above average in the box, the left-handed hitter's best exit velocity was 84 mph. (68.88 mph bat speed average). (21.72 mph hand speed average). Started in an athletic wide stance with a smooth tight load, then used a short small stride. Had above average bat speed, level long swing plane and good extension on his high finish. Through the round he found lots of barrels with tons of loud contact. Gap to gap aggressive approach. Above average in the infield, his best throw was recorded at 83 mph; had smooth athletic footwork, a clean exchange, and soft consistent hands.Movements laterally were developing and he fields the ball out front. Used a short arm action with a high ¾ slot while showing consistent accuracy to the base. Clocked a time of 7.37 in the 60-yard dash. Projectable on the mound, used a loose arm action with a high ¾ arm angle while showing good arm speed. Tall-and-fall type pitcher and shows easy effort. Showed strong balance point and inline shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 81-84 mph; had command in the zone and hard action. (Maxspin 2343; Avg 2125). Had late slurvey action and glove side control on his 1/7 curveball (67-71). (Max spin 1884; Avg 1666).

Exit Velocity: 84 mph

Arm Velocity: 83 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.37

3/20/21

6-foot-2, 165-pound lean, long, loads of room for added strength. Above average in the box, Mcdowell clocked an exit velocity of 87 mph. Starts in an athletic tall stance with a controlled load, then uses a long stride. Had explosive bat speed, upward simple swing plane and high finish. He barreled up multiple balls with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Athletic in the infield, his best throw was recorded at 76 mph; has a natural exchange, soft hands, and developing quick feet. Movements laterally were average and he fields the ball out front. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a ¾ slot and a loose arm action. In the 60-yard dash, recorded a time of7.34. Above average on the mound, showed quick arm speed with a high ¾ arm angle and a loose arm action. Tall-and-fall type pitcher who shows easy effort. In his delivery his balance point is tall with even shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Threw his fastball 76-80 mph; shows sinking action and command low in the zone with heavy movement. Had a 1/7 curveball 64-65 mph that showed slurvey action and low in the zone command. His changeup 66-67 mph; had fading action and arm side control.  Shows big time potential.

Exit Velocity: 87 mph

Arm Velocity: 76 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.34

2/21/21

6-foot-2, 165-pound lanky frame.Athletic at the plate, the left-handed hitter's best exit velocity was 88 mph. Begins in a wide stance with a small load, then uses a long stride. Bat speed is above average, uses a flat swing plane and high finish. He found multiple barrels with a lot of loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Raw while in the infield, made throws up to 83 mph; has average feet, soft hands,and a natural exchange. Movements laterally were athletic and he fields the ball out front.Used a long arm action with a ¾ slot while showing consistent accuracy to the base.Projectable on the mound, showing above average arm speed he used a ¾ arm angle and a loose arm action. Tall-and-fall type pitcher and shows easy effort. Displays in line shoulders and a strong balance point. Lands closed with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 77-79 mph; has sinking action and command low in the zone with heavy movement. Had consistent command and tight action on his 1/7 curveball 64-66 mph. His changeup 64-66 mph shows fading action and arm side command.

Exit Velocity: 88 mph

Arm Velocity: 83 mph

Home to 1st: 4.43

7/22/20

6-foot-1, 160-pounds, longer, lean, wiry strong athletic frame, with plenty of room for added weight gains. A left-handed hitting two-way player, showed extremely well on both sides of the field. At the plate, stance is even, taller, relaxed hands at the shoulders. The lower half is under control, longer stride, could get front foot down a bit sooner. The swing in level through the zone, finish higher with one hand above the shoulders, gets through it on the backend. Creating backspin to the baseball, has a chance to hit with power at some point, had an exit velocity of 82 mph. Defensively, feet are soft, move throughout, glove plays out front. The arm action works from a 3/4 slot, clocked at 71 mph, with a ton more in there. Off the mound, working from set position, lift is small, foot under, could get out more. The direction is inline, minimal pull to glove side, tendency to slow down, needs to build more momentum. The arm works from an athletic slot, fastball clocked at 76 mph. The breaking ball is thrown with velocity, tight break at 72 mph. Look for him to stick as a two-way player for some time, Good looking prospect.

Exit Velocity: 82 mph

Arm Velocity: 71 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.66

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