Matt Purke

School: Klein HS (Texas)

Class: HS Senior

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 170 lbs.

Bats: Left

Throws: Left

Pos: lhp

Hometown: Spring, TX

Commitment: Uncommitted

Previously Drafted: None

There is debate among scouts as to who is the best prep pitcher in the ’09 draft: Purke or Tyler Matzek.  Both are 6-foot-3 lefthanders.  Purke’s fastball is a plus pitch: topping out at 94 mph with plenty of late life.  His curve also has the makings of a plus pitch and his changeup is very good.

Some scouts prefer Matzek because he repeats his delivery better than Purke.  Purke could boost his draft stock if he cleans up his mechanics.

The Future:
Top ten picks overall.


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