Matthew Purke, LHP, TCU

Information
Year: Sophomore
Height: 6 ft 4 in
Weight: 180 lbs.
School: TCU
Birthday: July 17, 1990
Bats/Throws: L/L
Profile
Like Cole, Purke was a former first-round pick (by Texas in 2009) but elected not to sign. Purke can throw in the mid-90’s seemingly without much effort, but his mechanics worry some scouts. His arm often has trouble catching up to his body when he delivers his pitches, and as Keith Law points out, a changeup will be difficult for him to master because of his “vulcan” style delivery. Nonetheless, a good athlete and potential front-line starter is a fair description of TCU’s Purke. He has an effective slurve but may need to turn it into either a sharp-breaking slider or big-hook curve to help keep hitters honest.
Statistics
YEAR IP W L ERA K BB
2010 116.1 16 0 3.02 142 34
Upcoming Schedule
February 18-20: Kansas
February 22: @Baylor
February 25-27: Cal State Fullerton
March 1: Dallas Baptist
March 4-6: @Texas Tech