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May 10, 2002 - May 10, 2002   
  

Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Raul Matta
1B 6-2 215   /

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Raul Matta is a 1B/ with a 6-2 215 lb. frame from Vega Baja, PR. Matta is a barrel-chested first baseman with some raw power that might have even more than what we saw. He is a good defensive first baseman with soft infield hands and a good glove but his top tool is his bat. He took some big hacks in BP that showed warning track power without fully rotating his body or pivoting his back foot. In the game he waited on a 71 mph curve and turned on it, fully rotating and sent it over the wall. It was the only HR in the game. It left in a hurry and he showed that the potential is there.