The only thing more impressive than Matusz's statistics as a pro and college player are his tools.
Teammates will tell you he's one of the most intelligent individuals they've ever met. On the mound he is fearless.
He lets little things like home runs and men on base faze him little. And with his repertoire of pitches, why wouldn't he?
It all starts with his fastball, which he can run up to 95, but sits in the low 90s. When his fastball is on, which has been most of the time, Matusz can seem un-hittable.
He partners his fastball with a curveball which rates as a slightly above-average pitch, and a slider, which has the potential to be a well above- average pitch.
If you had to pick a go to pitch for Matusz, though, it would be his changeup. A true out pitch, Matusz will throw the change on any count, against any hitter, and most of the time it ends with a swing and a miss.
So far, Matusz's command has been spectacular. In the 158 combined innings that he pitched last year, he issued only 46 walks, compared to 159 strikeouts.