By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
December 15, 2009
Matt Lipka is one of Texas’s top high school infield prospects for the 2010 draft. Here’s a look at what makes him shine, and then we’ll talk about this Texas high school infielder.
Lipka is going to be a very good college baseball player for the University of Alabama if he gets there. He is probably best suited for the college cycle. He’ll face quality competition in the SEC and he’ll get more at-bats with wood in the summer, and will surely play on the Cape.
If Lipka (6-1, 192) can stay true to what he does best, he should give himself the best opportunity. He has a line drive, spray swing with a bit of a long trigger. That’s a metal bat tendency that needs to be addressed. He has an armsy two-handed finish, but needs to stay in a gap-to-gap approach, otherwise he risks pulling off too many pitches that he’s not suited to turn and burn. He’s an above-average defender with a stocky body with enough arm for second base. He’ll have to prove to scouts that he can outplay a lack of physical projection, but his athleticism showed as an All-State wide reciever in Texas will help him. His speed is an above-average tool as seen at the Area Code games.