Gabriel (Gabs) Mateu

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Sport: Boy's Baseball
HS Grad Year: 2020
Recruitment Status: Undecided
Position 1: Center Field
Position 2: Outfield
Ht. / Wt.: 6' 2'' / 190 lbs.
School Jersey #: 20
Club Jersey #: 11
School: Narrabeen Sports High School
Location: New South Wales,
Club Team: Manly Eagles
Other Sports: Baseball , Track and Field
SAT: 1090
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Baseball and sport as a whole has been a major part of my life and personal development. As a student athlete I'm also looking forward to pursuing a career involving sports, such as sports management or sports psychology. When I'm on the field, whether its training or the game, baseball is all that matters. I'm a composed, self possessed player. I listen closely to coaching and strive for perfection.


Trent Oeltjen
Title: NxtGen Coach
Organization / School: NxtGen Baseball
Phone Number: +1-858-822-8783
Alternate Phone Number: +61-424-466-543
Recommendation: Gabriel is a very good athlete with great frame and speed. Compact short stroke who drives the ball gap to gap. Will generate more power as he gets stronger. Takes good routes in the outfield and can play all three positions with his speed. Gabriel will continue to grow as a player and human being as his work ethic is second to none.
Additional Information: MLB 2009-2011 (OF, Pinch Hitter)
LA Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks

Rod Van Buizen
Title: Personal Trainer / Mentor
Phone Number: +61410590094
Recommendation: My name is Rod Van Buizen and I have worked with Gabs Mateu on and off the field since 2016. I would highly recommend this fine young gentleman for any program. His work ethic both on the field and in the gym have been second to none. He is an outstanding athlete as shown by his success on the track also. He shows a great aptitude, learning and implementing all the changes we have made. He gets very good reads off the bat and combined with his speed makes an excellent outfielder in any position. An aggressive hitter with a sound recognition of his strike zone. An above average baserunner. Overall Gabs is one of the best athletes with a high upside that I have worked with.

Gabs works hard in school and has a great family support system.

Gabs has been a delight to work with and I am very proud of where he is at with his baseball. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

Additional Information: 2x Olympic Australian baseball team 2000 & 2004 (Infield)

Signed: LA Dodgers
Minor League AA

Matt Everingham
Title: World Boys Australia coach (Roos)
Phone Number: +61415484501
Recommendation: I have known Gabriel (Gabs) for the past 3 years and watched a young boy grow into a fine young athletic man.

During the past 3 years, Gabs has grown in stature as an individual in his own right to a coordinated athlete. Gabs progression from a young player to his current status of playing grade within the Sydney Winter and summer leagues has been due to hard work

In today’s world, it’s hard to find someone who looks and listens to what you’re talking about while looking directly at your face. Gabs is one of those rare people that will listen, learn and put into practice what you endeavour to educate him with. Gabs development hasn’t been by luck, it’s been his hard work and dedication to progression in his chosen talent. Do I believe Gabs will be successful in his desires? No doubt in mind he will succeed.

I was privileged to manage Gabs at last years World Youth Baseball tournament in Korea in which Gabs excelled in the field and with the bat without being intimidated in playing National teams from Japan, Korea, Germany, Mexico, Taiwan, U.S.A etc. Gabs hit over .500 for the tournament and took control in the outfield and on the bases.

I have a long background in baseball with over 40+ years playing and coaching. I have played minor league baseball for several years and represented my country playing baseball. Over the past 20 years I have been involved with coaching and development of baseball within Australia including a position with the Australian Baseball Federation as a development officer. I have also been a Manager and assistant coach for the N.S.W teams playing in the National Championships over the previous 11 years along with elite and developmental programs for the State. I am currently a Global Consultant for the Cincinnati Reds and previously with the Atlanta Braves with over 20 years scouting experience.

In finishing, I believe Gabs will succeed in baseball and academically which is due to his desire to succeed and be the best in everything he attempts. 2nd place for Gabs isn’t the position he desires in his life and with a chance to push his baseball

and schooling further, I feel he will thrive. Gabs leaves the field with a dirty uniform every time he steps on the field.

Should you require any further information from myself, please don’t hesitate to contact me on the below contact details? Regards

Matt Everingham +61 415 484 501
Additional Information: MLB Academy coach: hitting, batting, baserunning

World Boys Roos coach

Minnesota Twins Minor League, Atlanta Braves Minor League – 20+ years working under Phil Dale as a recommending scout for the Atlanta Braves.

Greg Phillips
Title: UNSW First Grade Coach
Organization / School: UNSW
Phone Number: +61418294390
Recommendation: It is with pleasure that I offer this reference on behalf of Gabriel Mateu. Gabriel first came to my attention in the Summer State League competition of 2016/2017.He was playing for an opposition team in the U18’s division. We played each other about 5 times. Each time Gabs proved to be a thorn in our side in both offence and defence. Apart from his playing ability, what made him standout was his calm demeanour and respect for the game. There are quite a few talented kids in this league, but his humility and clinical approach lifted him up a notch.

I was excited when he arrived for tryouts at UNSW trials this winter season. This is a grade competition, and sometimes a big step from junior baseball. Well Gabs has handled it ease. Put into the 3rd grade team for the first game of the season, it was obvious that his skill sets and knowledge would progress him quickly. His second game of the season as a 2nd grade starter solidified his role in this side. He has played there all season and has become a marquee player at this level. He has also been a vital part of our 1st grade wins this season as both a bench player, and when we are a short, a starter. The step up from U18’s player to 1st grade starter is a massive leap. We thought carefully about this decision and we decided that he was up for the challenge, and he didn’t disappoint.

Gabs has a great work ethic when it comes to training, continually trying to challenge and improve himself. He takes on board all the instructions given to him and works diligently to apply them at training and in game situations. His focus and attitude during the game is second to none. He’s a gamer who doesn’t quit until it’s over.

In closing, I can wholeheartedly recommend him to any future coach or organisation, and I know he will be an asset to any college that accepts him.

Chris Corey
Title: Head Coach - State League baseball Coach
Organization / School: Manly Warringah eagles
Phone Number: +61418977202
Recommendation: Gabs is a good athlete with top end speed and plenty of upside once he adds some more muscle. His work ethic is definitely a strength and hes already lifting with a baseball specific S&C coach to take advantage of his frame. Gabs can play any outfield position and is capable of tracking down balls in the OF. He has a compact swing that is short to the ball with no wasted movement. Gabs is a dedicated, respectful, competitive and hard working individual. He has consistently improved over the time i have been coaching him and has shown a willingness to do what is asked of him throughout the process. Whether it be playing multiple positions or hitting in various spots in the lineup he is always willing to adapt to what the team needed him to do.