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Birth Date5-6-1995
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age24 years, 7 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2019 ANA 24 53 164 31 7 0 8 17 52 0 0 0 .211 .293 .422 91 -1.1 -1.6 -3.1 -0.1
Career53164317081752000.211.293.42291-1.1-1.6-3.1-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2016 BUR A MID 52 226 .243 .314 .349 .302 105 7.2 6.0 -3.9 131 0 5.5 -3.6 4.0 0.9
2016 ORM Rk PIO 15 71 .309 .374 .472 .339 102 5.5 2.1 -1.3 110 0 0.7 -1.0 -1.2 -0.1
2017 INL A+ CAL 84 385 .266 .330 .409 .299 100 9.4 10.7 -6.8 120 0 2.8 0.5 7.8 1.6
2017 MOB AA SOU 49 221 .245 .317 .360 .389 96 10.6 6.0 -3.8 158 0 -1.5 -1.2 11.8 1.2
2017 SCO Wnt AFL 18 78 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 MOB AA SOU 40 176 .249 .324 .382 .331 99 8.4 5.0 -3.2 125 0 2.6 -1.1 4.9 0.8
2018 SLC AAA PCL 85 400 .267 .334 .420 .314 120 -5 11.7 -7.5 95 0 5.4 0.2 -1.0 0.9
2019 ANA MLB AL 53 164 .247 .313 .429 .264 101 -3.5 5.0 -0.2 91 7 -3.1 -1.6 -1.1 -0.1
2019 SLC AAA PCL 79 372 .281 .355 .480 .303 108 7.1 12.8 -2.3 109 0 -3.9 1.3 6.0 1.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2016 ORM Rk PIO 71 65 16 22 7 1 2 37 12 4 4 2 4 .338 .394 .569 .231 0 0
2016 BUR A MID 226 199 24 55 12 3 4 85 31 22 28 1 0 .276 .351 .427 .151 2 1
2017 MOB AA SOU 221 178 29 52 14 0 1 69 25 37 50 4 3 .292 .412 .388 .096 4 0
2017 INL A+ CAL 385 336 46 89 13 4 8 134 48 40 59 4 3 .265 .353 .399 .134 2 0
2017 SCO Wnt AFL 78 64 11 17 3 1 0 22 7 11 24 4 2 .266 .372 .344 .078 2 0
2018 SLC AAA PCL 400 368 54 102 24 6 10 168 51 28 68 6 3 .277 .328 .457 .179 3 0
2018 MOB AA SOU 176 157 24 45 10 2 6 77 25 16 35 2 1 .287 .352 .490 .204 2 0
2019 SLC AAA PCL 372 310 63 85 17 2 14 148 49 59 64 1 0 .274 .390 .477 .203 2 0
2019 ANA MLB AL 164 147 17 31 7 0 8 62 23 17 52 0 0 .211 .293 .422 .211 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 688 0.4913 0.4433 0.6557 0.6805 0.2143 0.6957 0.5333 0.3443 0.0000
Career6880.49130.44330.65570.68050.21430.69570.53330.34430.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 ANA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by LA Angels 7/3/19.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2016 (1-16) (Virginia). $2.15M signing bonus ($2.6608M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 49 12 3 0 2 4 11 0 0 .273 .333 .477 107 0.0 3B 0, 0.0
80o 33 7 2 0 1 3 7 0 0 .233 .303 .400 100 0.0 3B 0, 0.0
70o 21 5 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 .263 .333 .474 96 0.0 3B 0, 0.0
60o 11 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .200 .273 .300 92 0.0 3B 0, 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 88 0.0 3B 0, 0.0
Weighted Mean300000100.000.000.000890.03B 0,0.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Two completely different prospects, tell me everything you know! Matt Thaiss & Wander Franco.
(Anthony from Right Behind You)
Thaiss's power finally showed back up this year, but that Angels 1B/DH situation is going to be perpetually weird given Ohtani and Pujols, and I don't know if there's really room for him so long as they're still playing Pujols vs. RHP.

Wander franco (this is the Rays one) got a comically huge bonus out of the DR last year and has lit up the Appy League at 17. The Force is strong here. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Matt Thaiss move quickly through the Angels' system?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
He might. It's not like the Angels have a ton of reasons to keep C.J. Cron in an everyday role, not to mention Luis Valbuena. But, I worry about first basemen in the minors. You need to absolutely rake, and he certainly has hit, but too often teams kind of sit back with first basemen until they're fully marinated, or at least that's what I'm inclined to think. I'd say he might get his first cup of coffee this year and be up for good after the trade deadline in 2018, especially if the Angels aren't competitive. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-03-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Will Matt Thaiss hit for power eventually?
(Eric from Canada)
James Fisher saw him after the draft and thought he'd hit for average power. I wouldn't make too much hay out of a just-okay ISO in A-ball coming off the college season.

Wish I knew why he wasn't catching, though. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Gleyber Torres the most overhyped prospect in baseball right now?
(Thomas from LA)
Depends on how you choose to quantify over-hypeness. Are we talking a pure delta, (hype - talent)? Or are we looking at more of a percentage, like (hype / talent)? Because if it's the latter, there's no way Torres is more overhyped, relative to his own means, than Angels no. 2 prospect Matt Thaiss, who is probably both not a good baseball player and one of the main hopes for a large number of fans. So I'm going to say that we need to stop with all the Matt Thaiss hype. (Patrick Dubuque)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Angels prospect Matt Thaiss?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I think he'd be a Top 101 prospect as a catcher. As a first baseman, well being a first base prospect is incredibly hard. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)What are some of the prospects you're most looking forward to seeing next year?
(Justin from NY)
Well, unfortunately the Astros and Rangers are gettin' stole by those dirty, dastardly Carolinians, but the Cal should still have some interesting talent piping in, highlighted by what should be just a stupid Lake Elsinore rotation with Espinoza, Quantrill, and Lauer. I hope Anfernee Greier crushes his full-season debut and gets bumped aggressively, because he's a dude I'm real curious to see in the flesh. Though he might get traded for a a 34-year-old back-up catcher this winter, so who knows. Skye Bolt's a kid I liked on the Cape, but who hasn't exactly hit the ground running, be interested to see what he looks like nowadays. Matt Thaiss might be the first legitimately interesting prospect to come through Inland Empire since Sean Newcomb's brief stint in the first half of last year. (Wilson Karaman)


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