BA: Steven Matz the #20 Prospect in the SAL; Nimmo Misses the List

Baseball America named Steven Matz the #20 prospect in the 16-team South Atlantic League today. CF Brandon Nimmo did not make the list.

Their comment about Matz praises the work of Savannah Pitching Coach Frank Viola in teaching his pitchers to throw strikes (here, here) and then on Matz:

Matz didn’t paint corners as much as Ynoa or Cessa, but he did throw plenty of strikes while showcasing three potentially plus pitches: an 89-94 mph fastball that touched 96 as well as an intriguing curveball and changeup.

The big question for Matz is health. His 106 innings this year came after he threw fewer than 30 in his first three pro seasons as he dealt with an extremely lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery.

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