Steven Matz, Starting Pitcher, New York Mets, #32
Date of Birth: 5/29/1991
Birthplace: Stony Brook, New York
Steven Matz, starting pitcher for the New York Mets, started pitching at the age of 10. He was drafted by the Mets in 2009. The following year, he had Tommy John surgery and he didn't start playing in the minors until 2012. He continued in the minors through most of 2015. In 70 games, he had a 25-20 record, 393 strikeouts to 124 walks, and a 2.25 ERA in 380.2 innings.
Matz joined the Mets for 6 games in 2015 and he was impressive. He had a 2.27 ERA with a 4-0 win-loss record and 34 strikeouts to 10 walks in 35.2 innings. In the postseason, he gave up 17 hits and 6 runs in 14.2 innings in 3 games.
Matz finished the 2016 season with a 3.40 ERA in 22 games with the Mets. He had 9 wins to 8 losses and 129 strikeouts to 31 walks in 132.1 innings. He didn't pitch in the Wild Card game.
Career pitching statistics for Matz through 2016 include:
- 28 games played
- 168.0 innings pitched
- 13-8 win-loss record
- 163 strikeouts to 41 walks
- 3.16 ERA