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Age: 23
Born: February 9, 1994
St. Louis, MO
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th round, 2015 ; 23rd round, 2012 by St. Louis
How Acquired: Draft
College: Missouri State
High School: Westminster Christian Academy (MO)

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Physical Description: Looks his listed height and weight of 6-foot-0, 200 pounds. Doesn’t stand out physically. Minimal projection remaining, but could stand to get stronger.

Hit: Starts square with his hands high and has a wide base. Utilizes a toe tap and ends in a good hitting position. Average bat speed and has length in his swing. Looks to inside-out the ball often, and makes a lot of weak contact either on the ground to the left side or in the air to right field. Will struggle against velocity as he moves up the ladder. Approach is still on the rudimentary side. Needs to cut down on the swing-and-miss in his game. Potential fringe-average hit tool.

Power: Not a major part of his game. Lacks the bat speed or loft in his swing to profile as a power threat. Struggles to square the ball up to left field, with almost all of his contact in the air to right side of second base. Below-average raw power and power potential.

Arm: Average arm strength, but is accurate and would profile at all three outfield positions.

Field: Potential solid-average defender. Makes up for his lack of speed with solid instincts, a quick first step, and good reads, taking efficient routes.

Run: Below-average speed, but solid instincts on the base paths that will allow him to steal a handful of bases a year.

Career Notes: Son of former University of Michigan and Major League catcher and current St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

Summation: Potential fourth or fifth outfielder if everything turns out right. Doesn’t have any tool that projects to be better than average. Even though he lacks speed, his defensive profile and versatility could prove valuable in a bench role. Defensive profile takes some pressure off bat, but will still have to show he can hit enough to keep pitchers honest.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2013 Missouri State NCAA Coll --- 19 54 229 40 77 14 1 4 26 105 22 47 4 2 0.336 0.396 0.459 0.855
  2014 Missouri State NCAA Coll --- 20 54 218 42 72 9 2 10 37 115 25 19 7 4 0.330 0.421 0.528 0.949
  2015 Missouri State NCAA Coll --- 21 61 234 45 68 18 2 5 43 105 37 37 12 2 0.291 0.417 0.449 0.866
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 52 193 24 35 7 0 0 20 42 9 52 6 4 0.181 0.233 0.218 0.451
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 105 411 59 114 20 4 5 52 157 28 104 21 12 0.277 0.330 0.382 0.712
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Ma-THEE-nee
First Pro Contract
: June 21, 2015 by Blair Henry
Signing Bonus: $512,700
MiLB Debut: June 23, 2015 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2013 Freshman All-American (Baseball America)
2013 Freshman All-American (Perfect Game)
2013 Freshman All-American (Louisville Slugger)
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (May 2016)
2016 South Atlantic League All-Star
2016 South Atlantic League Season-End All-Star
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