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Draft Focus: Matthew McPhearson

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Every weekday leading up to the 2013 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.



Matthew McPhearson Perfect Game profile

Position:  OF
Height:  5-10
Weight:  170
Bats/Throws:  L-L
Birthdate:  April 18, 1995
High School:  Riverdale Baptist
City, State:  Columbia, Md.
Travel Team:  Marucci Elite
Commitment: Miami
Projected Draft Round:  2-3

The scene was in late July at the 2012 Perfect Game 17u World Series in Peoria, Arizona. A group of players from the eventual champion South Florida Elite were hanging around behind the backstop at the Mariners complex waiting for their game. The conversation (minus a few adjectives) went something like this:

“Hey, that kid who just committed to Miami is playing in this game,” (most of the Elite players are from the Miami area).

“Yeah, he can really fly, ran a 6.22 at the National last month, I was there.”

“That’s sick, there’s no way that anyone can run that fast, man!! What’s his name?”

As is normal for teenagers, they couldn’t come up with Matt McPhearson’s name right away, which I was happy to supply for them. It’s a name that they are probably much more familiar with now and will become increasingly so in the future.



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