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Matt Waldron

Born: 09/26/1996 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 185
Large frame, average build, physically mature. Pitches from semi-windup, 3/4 arm slot, balanced and easy delivery, repeats well.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 05/25/2021
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (High A, Padres)
Dates Seen 5/5/21, 5/23/21
OFP 45
MLB ETA 2023
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 50 91 93 Average offering, flat but has some natural run on it. Success depends on command. Locates the pitch well, works the edges and stays out of the middle of the zone. Plays up with use of the off speed.
Slider 45 80 83 Currently lacks feel for the pitch, will get on the side. Has some sweep to it when he gets it right. Will throw backdoor to LHH. Will improve to fringe average with more reps.
Knuckle/Curve 60 77 81 Relatively new pitch for Waldron, but has potential to be his best. Shows movement on both planes, will drop and can manipulate to move more horizontally. Still a work in progress but will be a true swing and miss pitch.

Acquired via trade with Cleveland in exchange for Mike Clevinger. Waldron possesses average stuff but makes it work with command and an off-speed pitch that generates swing and miss. He works with a good tempo and shows an advanced feel for pitching. Once refined, the knuckle/curve will be his best pitch and help the fastball play up. Profiles as a back of the rotation starter.

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