Matt Sauser
Matt Sauser
Matt Sauser




Normal University (HS) • IL
6-3 • 180LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Indiana Bulls 17U National/Team Indiana


2023 National

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Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds. Long frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, fluid feet in windup, quick, smooth tempo, lands square, works efficiently in line with target, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Advanced quick, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T89, 87-89 mph. Arm side run, heaviness to it, consistent strikes. T2114, 2042 average rpm.
CB: 72-75 mph. Big 11/5 shape, gradual sweeping action. T2324, 2256 average rpm.
SL: 78-78 mph. Advanced aggressive pitch, short, tight action, 10/4 shape. T2337, 2127 average rpm.
CH: 81-83 mph. Sink/fade action. T1402, 1386 average rpm.


6-foot-2, 157-pound, long, loose-bodied, right-handed pitcher. Has seen his stock rise thanks to his eye-opening bullpen at the Joliet Open a couple of weeks ago. At the event Sauser showed an 82-85 mph fastball that averaged a spin rate of nearly 2,500 rpm. His curveball spun just as efficiently, averaging roughly 2,600 rpm with tight 11/5 shape – a true separator for his age. On Saturday, Sauser was the starting pitcher during the combined no-hitter for Chicago Elite. During this outing he sat mostly 80-81 mph, touching 83 but showed the same easy, controlled athletic delivery we had recently seen. Curveball has sharp spin, late bite and flashes down action. Changeup played at 74-75 mph.
Final Line: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB


Chicago Elite produced one of the more noteworthy headlines when three of their 2023 right-handed arms; Matt Sauser (Normal University), DJ Helwig (St. Laurence) and Pambo Nicoloudes (Naperville Central), combined to throw a no-hitter in their only game on Saturday. 


Positional Profile: RHP; Debuted on the first edition of the state 2023 rankings following this performance.
Body: 6-2, 157-pounds. Wiry, athletic frame; projects well.
Delivery: Rhythmic tall/fall type delivery, athletic sit into back leg before riding downhill, level shoulders, lands square to target, strong lead leg block. Gets in tempo and maintains it, repeats well.
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot; live arm speed.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Clean out the hand with natural jump; spun at 2,495 rpm while averaging 16.4 inches of induced vertical break. Straight action, consistent strikes.
CB: 70-72 mph. Consistent sharp spin off an 11/5 plane with depth; a legitimate swing-and-miss pitch. Thrown with conviction for strikes, averaged 2,591 rpm. One of the best breaking balls in Illinois' 2023 class.
CH: 75-78 mph. Near fastball arm speed, flashed cut and run.


Sauser has an upside, 5-foot-11, 150-pound frame, clean easy arm that works from a ¾ to high ¾ slot and filled up the strike zone in his outing. Sauser sat comfortably at 78-80 mph, touching 81 and mixed in a low-70’s sweeping breaking ball.


Positional Profile: SS/RHP 
Body: 5-foot-8, 125-pounds. Lanky, athletic build.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short and loose arm action, ability to throw from multiple arm slots, showed carry across the diamond.
Hit: LHH. Tall and open setup, long stride. Long path.
Power: 72 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 8.32 runner in the 60. 
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, level shoulders, lands open.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot, long and loose action.
FB: T74, 70-73 mph. Straight, showed control.
CB: 51-54 mph. 12/6 shape.
CH: 62-64 mph. Occasional sink.

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