Today's first Dynamic Baseball Prospect Focus takes us to McDonogh High School to check in with 2017 uncommitted RHP Miles Matanguihan. Matanguihan will sit in the upper 80's with his fastball that shows good life. His secondary stuff is polished and shows more potential down the line. Please enjoy today's first Prospect Focus with Miles Matanguihan.
High School: McDonogh
School Mascot: Eagles
Height/Weight: 6’2” 225
College Commit: None
Travel Team: Evoshield Canes North 17u
Please list events you have participated in Showcases, Big Tournaments, Big Games:
Dynamic P/C Showcase
PG WWBA 15u
What is the biggest stage you have ever played on, and why do you feel it was the biggest?
The biggest stage I have played on would probably be the Cincy Flames Tournament. There were a decent amount of college coaches in attendance, and it was one of my better performances of this past summer.
In making your college decision what are going to be the 5 biggest factors and why? What schools are you considering right now?
The factors that will play the biggest role in what school I choose will be number of students, location, academic excellence, baseball program success, and student life. I am also looking for a school that will help me develop on and off the field.
If you were calling the shots and you had to win a big game who would get the ball on the mound, and why?
I would hand the ball to Andrew Abbott. Over the past two years I have been able to play with him on Canes teams and he is very reliable on the mound, and always shows up in big games. He attacks hitter and limits the damage better than anyone I have played with.
Who has made the biggest impact on your baseball career to date, and why?
I have been blessed to have countless amounts of people positively impact my baseball career, but my father has been by far the most supportive and influential. He has always been there for me through the good and bad and is always striving to help me be the best I can be.
What kind of a team do you think your High School Team will be this spring? How far do you think you can go, and why?
Our team has some decent arms and strong leadership from senior Alex Parker that should enable us to compete in every game. We have a young team and will need some underclassmen to step up if we want to get in the playoffs.
Who is the best player you have ever played with to date?
The best player I have played with would be Matt Cooper when I first started playing for Evoshield. I remember he had homerun power in a quick compact swing when we were 15.
What kind of things have you done this offseason to prepare for this upcoming season Spring/Summer/Fall? What are some of your weaknesses, and strengths you have worked on and how?
This off season I have been working to improve my command and durability. I have been doing more baseball related workouts, and I am currently on a velocity program to increase arm speed, and my ability to throw well throughout an entire game.
What are you looking forward to most this year in the upcoming school/travel seasons and why?
I am looking forward to getting back onto the mound and being able to compete in high school and in the summer and it will also be fun to play against friends at rival schools in our conference.
If you had a day away from the baseball field what would you go do for fun?
I would try to take it easy and either hang out with friends or go fishing.
Who is your pick to win the CWS this year? Why do you think this team can run the tables in Omaha?
My pick to win is Vanderbilt. They always seem to have a well rounded team with loads of talent.