School: Capistrano Valley HS (California)
Class: HS Senior
Weight: 185 lbs.
Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
Previously Drafted: None
Matzek is the rare high school pitcher who combines above-average stuff and polish. He throws four pitches for strikes: a 90-93 mph fastball, two excellent breaking balls and a changeup. He has more command than most high school pitchers.
Like any high school pitcher, Matzek carries some risk. Matzek probably profiles as a #2 starter in the big leagues, not as a true ace like Stephen Strasburg.
Top ten picks overall.
2008 Aflac All Star Game