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Matthew Guffey '23 Recruiting Profile

Salem High SchoolSalem, ARBaseball
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ClubArkansas Sticks
Primary PositionShortstop
Secondary PositionRHP
Dominant HandRight
60 Yard Dash6.8
Top Fastball Velocity82
Top Infield Velocity85
Exit Velocity92.5
Top Outfield Velocity87


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Personal Statement

Baseball has always been my love and passion, and I have always had the dream of playing at the collegiate level for as long as I can remember. Playing college baseball will continue the joy I feel when I play games, practice, workout, and even just talk about the game of baseball.

I try to lead my teams by example and encourage my teammates along the way. I love learning and being coached to improve my game, and I work hard to execute what I learn to make me a better player.

I consistently make good grades in all of my subjects of study and maintain a high grade point average. I work just as hard to be successful in the classroom as I do on the field. I try to be a young man of high character and a role model to my peers and younger kids.

I am interested in business and entrepreneurship, and I will consider all options to find the right college to achieve my goals in the classroom and on the field.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter
  • 2 years
  • 2021 Varsity Team
     - Jersey: #8
  • 2021 Club/Travel Team
     - Jersey: #8
  • Individual Awards
  • 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-State
  • Team Awards
  • Conference 3rd Place, Regional 3rd Place
  • 2020 Varsity Team
     - Jersey: #23

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience
  • 3 seasons
  • 2021 Arkansas Sticks (Summer Travel League)
  • 2020 Rawlings Tigers (Summer Travel League)
  • 2020 Sticks Baseball Academy (Fall Travel League)

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Ben Leisenring
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Chase Brewster


  • Camp/Event
  • Prep Baseball Report (PBR) Arkansas Preseason All-State
  • 2/12/22 to 2/12/22
  • Camp/Event
  • University of Central Arkansas Prospect Camp
  • 1/22/22 to 1/22/22
  • Camp/Event
  • SEMO Prospect Camp
  • 1/16/22 to 1/16/22
  • Camp/Event
  • Arkansas State University High School Prospect Camp
  • 1/15/22 to 1/15/22
  • Camp/Event
  • Missouri State University Skills & Showcase
  • 8/28/21 to 8/28/21
  • Camp/Event
  • Arkansas State University Prospect Camp
  • 8/21/21 to 8/21/21
  • Camp/Event
  • Tournament of Champions hosted by Cincy Flames
  • 8/04/21 to 8/08/21
  • Playing for Coach Shaun Manning's team from New York - Next Level Baseball 2022
  • Camp/Event
  • New Balance Future Star Series Underclass Combine
  • 8/02/21 to 8/05/21
  • Camp/Event
  • Prep Baseball Report (PBR) Future Games
  • 7/28/21 to 7/31/21
  • Team Arkansas
  • Camp/Event
  • PBR Arkansas Underclass Games
  • 6/23/21 to 6/23/21
  • Camp/Event
  • New Balance Future Star Series Regional Combine
  • 6/22/21 to 6/22/21
  • Camp/Event
  • Junior Day Baseball Prospect Camp & Showcase
  • 6/08/21 to 6/08/21
  • Camp/Event
  • Perfect Game 2021 Sunshine Gulf Coast Showcase
  • 5/15/21 to 5/16/21
  • *--2023 TOP PROSPECTS--* Guffey smoked a ground rule double in game, crushing a liner to the pull-side, showing off present impact in his bat to go along with projection for more along with intriguing arm strength/defensive versatility. *--SCOUT BLOG--* Guffey had a very loud first AB, getting a pitch up in the zone and hammering it over the LF's head for a GR double. The bat speed and projectable power stand out. Matthew Guffey is a 2023 SS/OF with a 6-2 160 lb. frame from Salem, AR who attends Salem. Long and slender projectable athletic build. Right handed hitter, hits from a straight stance, gets to his front side early, has good hand speed and some young bat speed, showed good pull power when he stayed back on the ball, projects well as a hitter as he gets stronger. 7.13 runner in the sixty. Plays both infield and outfield on defense, shows good arm strength with carry at both positions, showed more present polish in the outfield with good routes through the ball and nice fundamental footwork into his throws, still developing his internal clock and his release in the infield. Excellent student. Named to the Sunshine Gulf Coast Showcase Top Prospect List.
  • Camp/Event
  • Baseball Factory National Tryout
  • 4/18/21 to 4/18/21
  • Camp/Event
  • Prep Baseball Report (PBR) Preseason All-State
  • 2/20/21 to 2/20/21
  • Arkansas Preseason All State 1st Team Selection. Brian Walker (Arkansas PBR Director) Comments: 6-foot-2, 160-pound projectable frame. Starts in an open stance with a controlled compact load, then uses a leg kick. Bat speed was above average, showed a short uphill swing plane and high finish. Found lots of barrels with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Smooth in the box, the right-handed hitter's best exit velocity was 87 mph. Advanced while in the infield, made throws up to 83 mph; has soft sure hands, a quick clean exchange, and athletic rhythmic feet. Above average his best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 84 mph; shows a clean exchange, athletic consistent feet, and soft hands. Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball one hand. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a high ¾ slot with a loose arm action.
  • Camp/Event
  • Prep Baseball Report (PBR) Northeast Arkansas Preseason ID
  • 1/30/21 to 1/30/21
  • Brian Walker (Arkansas PBR Director) Comments: 6-foot-2, 160-Pound frame, athletic frame with length to levers, Offensively;Even set, leg lift to stride, backside leverages to contact, barrel cocked at foot strike, short stroke, flat swing, uphill finish, repeats swing, line drive approach, 89 mph exit velo, Defensively; Outfield: attacks ball fields outside, left foot, funnel across, long arm swing above average carry,87 mph arm strength, Infield: athletic actions, fingers down to field, high funnel, short stroke, above average carry, 84 mph arm strength.
  • Camp/Event
  • Best in the South Showcase
  • 10/25/20 to 10/25/20
  • Camp/Event
  • University of Central Arkansas Prospect Camp
  • 10/11/20 to 10/11/20
  • Camp/Event
  • Memphis Woodbat Showcase
  • 6/10/20 to 6/14/20
  • 6 for 9, 3 walks, 4 RBIs, and 3 SBs
  • Camp/Event
  • PBR East Arkansas Underclass Trials
  • 6/09/20 to 6/09/20
  • Camp/Event
  • PBR Preseason All-State Invite Only
  • 2/22/20 to 2/22/20
  • Brian Walker (Arkansas PBR Director) Comments: SS/RHP, (2023) Salem, AR. 6-foot-1, 145-pound projectable frame. During the event, he ran the 60-yard dash in 7.22. In the box, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 76 mph. Began in a balanced stance, had a wrapping load and used a leg kick before his swing. Showed a flat swing plane. Pull side approach. In the infield, made throws at velocities up to 72 mph; has soft hands and smooth footwork. Had an-over-the-top slot with long arm action. Positional_Profile: SS/RHP Body: 6-foot-1, 145-pound projectable frame Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wrapping load, leg kick stride. Flat swing. Power: 76 mph exit velocity. pull side approach. Defense: 72 infield velocity. Soft hands, smooth footwork. Arm: RH. Long arm action, an-over-the-top slot. Pitching: High ¾ slot, quick arm, long arm action, good balance point, some effort to delivery, smooth rhythm, open toe land, small stab at hand break out of glove, repeats delivery, fastball 72-74 mph, arm side run for strikes, curveball 61-63 mph, 11-5 shape, early action with gradual break, fastball arm speed, change up 65-68 mph, fastball arm speed, arm side run at plate, controlled zone with feel. FB: T74. 72-74 mph. CB: 61-63 mph. CH: 65-68 mph.
  • Camp/Event
  • PBR East Arkansas Junior Future Games Trials
  • 6/18/19 to 6/18/19

Additional Sports

  • Basketball
  • 4 years
  • Varsity Team
  • All-Conference 10th grade, 9th grade, and 8th grade years.


Statistic2021 Club/Travel Te2020 Varsity Team2020 Rawlings Tiger
Fielding %.9201.000.882
Team Record2-311-12-3
Types of PitchesFastball, Curve, Change
W-L (Pitching Record)0-0
Games Started0
Complete Games0
Innings Pitched1.2
Runs Allowed0
Earned Runs0
Batter's BB2
Batter's SO0
Batter's HBP0



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