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

Strengths:
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.

Weaknesses:
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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