IJR’s game notes (4/20):
Matt Manning – Was the reason I decided to check this game out (Heredia was a happy surprise). Drop and drive mechanics, reminded me of Jose DeLeon, very athletic, easy heat. Doesn’t really show the hitter his numbers, could use more rotation. Fastball looked plus if not more, mostly throws arm-side. Lead the game with a 3 FB K, followed by 4 pitch BB. Many times he patted the ball in his glove before throwing a fastball, but kept his hand in the glove on a curve. Flashed a plus curveball, mediocre slider.