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For a pitcher, Sheldon High's Matt Manning can hit the long ball

Sheldon High School pitcher Matt Manning put down the baseball and picked up the fungo bat during practice on Monday afternoon, May 16, 2016. Manning hit a ball over two fences on his first swing before having to dial it down a notch. Manning is a 6-foot-6 major-league pitching prospect who will decide between college and professional baseball this summer.

Joe Davidson

Future looks bright for Sheldon pitcher Matt Manning

Sheldon High School right-handed pitcher Matt Manning has been described by many area scouts as a potential high first-round draft selection in next month's Major League Baseball Draft. At 6-foot-6 and still growing, Manning's fastball hovers around 94 mph, with some radar guns clocking him as high as 98. If he doesn't turn pro, Manning will play three years in college before being eligible for the draft again.

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For a pitcher, Sheldon High's Matt Manning can hit the long ball

Sheldon High School pitcher Matt Manning put down the baseball and picked up the fungo bat during practice on Monday afternoon, May 16, 2016. Manning hit a ball over two fences on his first swing before having to dial it down a notch. Manning is a 6-foot-6 major-league pitching prospect who will decide between college and professional baseball this summer.
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For a pitcher, Sheldon High's Matt Manning can hit the long ball 01:14

For a pitcher, Sheldon High's Matt Manning can hit the long ball

Future looks bright for Sheldon pitcher Matt Manning 02:12

Future looks bright for Sheldon pitcher Matt Manning

Elk Grove's Dylan Carlson: 'It's been everything I expected' 02:03

Elk Grove's Dylan Carlson: 'It's been everything I expected'

Sweet swings of Elk Grove slugger Dylan Carlson 01:04

Sweet swings of Elk Grove slugger Dylan Carlson