Hometown: La Vega, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 9/4/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’2″ Weight: 190 lb.
Scouting grades:Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50
Matias can run, he can throw and he can hit for power.
Many scouts believe he has the best overall package of tools in the class. He might also have the best projectable body.
The teenager projects to be extremely physical, and he could end up too big to stay in the middle of the infield. It’s unclear if his run tool will impact his overall game, but his arm definitely will. Matias could have a plus arm in the future with plus raw power. He also has shown good bat speed and solid defensive abilities. As a result, Matias could end up in right field.
His bat tool could use some improvement, but that’s expected to come once he enters a team’s academy and receives daily instruction. Moreover, his overall game is expected to improve once he plays in games regularly.
The Royals agree to terms with Matias for a contract value of $2.25MM