Matt Kent Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 24
Born: September 13, 1992
Waco, TX
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 13th round, 2015
How Acquired: Draft
College: Texas A&M
High School: Midway HS (TX)

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Scouting Report: Polished lefty reliever with a simple, repeatable delivery. Undersized and on the skinny side. Limited projection in body. Starts from the extreme third base side of the rubber. Typically uses three-quarters arm slot, but will drop to sidearm with two strikes to give hitters another look. Compact, efficient delivery with clean arm action and some deception. Good pitchability; has a plan for each batter and knows what he wants to do. Very good pick-off move that is deceptive and very subtle. Fastball works in the 84-88 mph range. Primarily cuts the pitch, but will also show arm-side run. Throws strikes and has solid command. Slider works 78-82 mph with short break, and can look like a cutter at times. Changeup works 76-80 mph, on the lower end of the velocity band when throwing over the top and the higher end when thrown sidearm. Solid differential between fastball at lower velocity band. Does not have a typical profile, but has a chance as a lefty who can pound the strike zone, has deception and can manipulate the ball, giving hitters different looks.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2013 Texas A&M NCAA Coll --- 20 2 3 0.400 4.17 26 2 0 36.7 43 17 17 1 2 21 1.23 10.50 5.15
  2014 Texas A&M NCAA Coll --- 21 3 1 0.750 3.15 20 4 0 45.7 50 18 16 1 8 32 1.27 4.00 6.31
  2015 Texas A&M NCAA Coll --- 22 9 1 0.900 2.76 19 14 2 98.0 102 36 30 4 12 84 1.16 7.00 7.71
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 7 1 0.875 1.86 14 0 1 48.3 44 13 10 1 10 35 1.12 3.50 6.52
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 0 0 --- 1.50 2 2 0 12.0 9 3 2 0 4 5 1.08 1.25 3.75
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 10 7 0.588 3.69 26 26 0 156.0 171 70 64 4 33 120 1.31 3.64 6.92
   
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract
: June 17, 2015 by Jon Adkins
Signing Bonus: $75,000
MiLB Debut: June 21, 2015 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2016):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
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