School: San Diego
Weight: 193 lbs.
Hometown: Cave Creek, AZ
High School: St. Mary’s HS
Previously Drafted: 4th round, 2005 (Los Angeles Angels)
- 2008 NCBWA Pre-season First-team All-American
- 2007 NCBWA First-team All-American
- 2007 Baseball America Second-team All-American
Matusz has the total package. He deals with three plus pitches: a 91-94 mph fastball with heavy life, a plus-plus changeup and a plus curve. Scouts love his frame: a 6-foot-4 build that lends itself to more projection. Statisticians point to his numbers: a bananas 11 strikeouts per nine innings in 2007 in the competitive West Coast Conference.
Matusz is more of a No. 2 starter in the big leagues as opposed to a true ace.
Top 5 picks.