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Pitching with Mat Latos

Mat Latos and manager Greg Riddoch

Mat Latos kicked off the 2007 MLB Draft, despite being credited to the 2006 haul. The talented right-hander immediately became one of the top prospects in the system – and he has yet to play a game professionally. We caught up with Latos to learn the intricacies of his pitches, which he described in great detail.

Mat, congratulations on signing. I imagine you are pretty relieved the process is over? Mat Latos: It is great. I got to sign and now I can just go play. This is what it is all about. Have the Padres discussed the expectations they have for you and where they plan on putting you and what is it that you most look forward to now that you start your professional career? Mat Latos: They said I...

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