Position(s): RH Starting Pitcher
Projected 2007 Team: Tulsa (AA)
Age on April 1st: 23
Born: November 10, 1983 in Galt, California
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 215
Bats: R | Throws: R
Drafted: 19th Round, 2003 (DFE) | How Acquired: Draft
College: Sacramento CC | High School:
Contract Notes: Rule 5 eligible following the 2007 season.
Scouting Report / Bio: Former draft-and-follow pick has shown some potential. Mattheus is a sinkerballer who has consistently kept the ball on the ground throughout his career. He also throws a slider and change-up to keep hitters guessing. Due to his groundball tendencies and impressive sinker, some compare Mattheus to current Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook.
Future Outlook: Back-of-the-rotation starter at higher levels. Needs to display more consistency.
Links and Articles:
When mechanics went south, Mattheus headed north for tuneup
-Jack Etkin, Rocky, May, 2006