Matthew Donahue
Matthew Donahue
Matthew Donahue
Matthew Donahue
Matthew Donahue

CLASS OF 2022

3B
RHP

Matthew
Donahue

Medfield (HS) • MA
6-0 • 190LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Mass Hurricanes Elite

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3/13/21

Matthew Donahue: 3B/RHP, (2022) Medfield, MA. 6-foot, 190-pound solid frame. Solid at the plate, the right-handed hitter's 91 mph exit velocity ranks him 3rd at the event. Began in an open stance with a slow load, then used a long stride. Bat speed was quick, used an upward flat swing plane and good extension on his finish. Had a lot of loud contact and found multiple barrels. Aggressive approach. Solid in the infield, had a live arm with throws that topped out at 85 mph; had soft hands, fluid footwork, and a clean exchange. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were average. Showed a long arm action and a high ¾ slot with consistent accuracy to the base. Solid on the mound, showing quick arm speed he used a long arm action and a high ¾ arm angle. Slow-tempo type pitcher who shows some effort. Showed athletic balance point and in line shoulders. Lands square with a clean finish. Sat with his fastball at 82-83 mph; had consistent control and sinking action with heavy movement. Throws a heavy changeup (71-73) that shows command low in the zone and gradual action. His sharp slider (68-70) showed tight action and low in the zone control. 

Scout Evaluation 

Matthew Donahue, Medfield, 2022, MA

Position: 3B/RHP

Body: 6-foot, 190-pound solid frame.

Hit: (RHH) Began in an open stance with a slow load, then used a long stride. Quick bat speed. Good extension on his finish, upward flat swing. Aggressive approach. 

Power: 91 mph exit velocity, average 72.91 mph. 74.25 mph bat speed average. 24.66 mph hand speed average. Ranks #3 with ev at the event. 

Defense:  (IF) Soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange. Solid.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were average. 

Arm: 85 mph infield velocity. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 

Pitching: Solid. Slow-tempo delivery, some effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick arm speed, long arm action. Athletic balance point, in line shoulders, lands square, a clean finish.

FB: T83. 82-83 mph. (Max spin 1886;  Avg 1778). Consistent accuracy, sinking action, heavy movement. 

CH: 71-73 mph. Low in the zone command, gradual action, heavy movement. 

 

SL: 68-70 mph. Low in the zone command, tight action, sharp movement. 


 

 


10/04/20

5-foot-11, 182-pound right-handed hitting corner infielder and pitcher. He ran a 7.22 sixty at the event. The approach and glove in the infield are done appropriately. The feet remained active through the fielding of the baseball. He threw 77 mph across the diamond with minimal effort. The bat has an exit velocity of 95 mph . The setup is even in base, front foot open to start. The front foot closes down and gains ground to the baseball as the swing is produced. The path is long and strong through contact with the baseball. He shows power potential with the bat. On the mound, the fastball sat 80-81 mph. The spin pitch was 64-64 mph and big in shape. The changeup was 69-70 mph and showed fade at times. The delivery is online with the feet and the slot is slightly above 3/4 in height. The lift is solid in tempo, repeated and athletic. The arm is clean, coil at the top of the lift and he does a solid job of tracking the front shoulder to foot strike. 

Exit Velocity- 95 mph

INF Velocity- 77 mph

9/26/20

5-foot-11, 180-pound right-handed hitting corner infielder and right-handed pitcher. He ran a 7.56 at the event. The glove is solid at the hot corner and the feet can continue to improve as he matures in age. He threw 76 mph across the diamond with ease. The bat has an exit velocity of 92 mph. The setup is even in base, front foot open to start. The front foot closes down and he uses a knee to knee approach as the ball approaches the hitting zone. The path is flat and strong through contact with the baseball. He shows life in the bat. 

Exit Velocity- 92 mph

INF Velocity- 76 mph

7/01/20

5-foot-11, 175-pound, stronger athletic frame. Squared off shoulders with room for added weight. At the plate, hits from the right side, taller stance, starting slightly open, hands are loaded at shoulders, bat starting in a tilted position. For timing uses a higher a leg kick, gains ground, gets momentum moving forward. The swing is level to up, creating lift and backspin to the baseball. The exit velocity was clocked at 92 mph,  moves well for a bigger player, running a 7.44 sixty-yard dash. Defensively, showed real good actions, feet and hands work well together. The glove is soft out front, arm works from a 3/4 slot, clocked at 78 mph, plenty of arm to stick on left side of the infield.  Off the mound, pounds the zone with a three pitch mix. The delivery is online, minimal pull with front side. The fastball touched 79 mph, with arm side run to it. The breaking pitch was clocked at 68 mph, showing tight spin, with feel for his change. Projects out as more of a position player, potentially to hit.

Exit Velocity: 92 mph

Arm Velocity: 81 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.44

2/29/20

Donahue is a strong 5-foot-11, 175 pound prospect. The right-handed hitting infielder had one of the more impressive exit velocities of 88 mph off the tee. The initial set up is narrow, slightly open with the hands set off the back shoulder. The load is triggered by a leg lift, that gets the weight to the back leg and the hands into the launch position. The swing-plane has some lift as the bat moves through the hitting zone.  He stays on plane well through contact.

Defensively, he was 81 mph across the infield. The feet are deliberate as he moves to get into a balanced fielding position. He breaks down behind the ground ball and works through to the throwing position well. The feet create a good line with the target and he finishes through the play.

On the mound,Donahue uses a fluid, compact delivery to attack hitters. The arm works out of a lower ¾ slot, that gives his fastball that ranged 78-79 mph some late run. The breaking pitch is a good looking pitch with tight spin at 65-69 mph. He also flashed a change-up, with split-finger action at 67-69 mph.

Donahue has an interesting skill-set. The bat is a plus tool and he flashes some arm talent on the mound. He’s definitely a guy to get out and see this spring.

Tee Exit Velocity- 88 mph

INF Velocity- 81 mph

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