Tate Matheny Worcester Red Sox Outfield

       
 
Age: 27
Born: February 9, 1994
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 4th round, 2015 buy BOS
23rd round, 2012 by St. Louis
How Acquired: Draft
College: Missouri St.
High School: Westminster Christiann(MO)(MO)
   

Photo © Kelly O'Connor
Tate Matheny photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation:  muh-THEE-nee
First Pro Contract: June 21, 2015 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Blair Henry
Signing Bonus: $512,700
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2011
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 23, 2015 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @Tmatheny22
Instagram: @tatematheny22

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  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, but strneght has stayed stagnant into mid-20s.

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. Overall below-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.

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

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

Career Notes: Son of former University of Michigan and Major League catcher and manager Mike Matheny. Participated in 2015 and 2016 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Potential 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. Most likely role is high minors depth.

Links
2015 Top 40 Season in Review
Matheny Video (7.19.16)
Scouting Scratch (7.20.16)
 
   
     
    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
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 114 429 78  114 26 7 7 46 175 44 119 27 7 0.266 0.338 0.408 0.745
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 24 114 398 50 101 19 5 2 41 136 41 126 12 10 0.254 0.326 0.342 0.668
  2019 Portland East AA Bos 25 94 329 36 79 16 1 8 42 121 14 105 11 7 0.240 0.278 0.368 0.646
2019 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 5 12 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 3 6 1 0 0.083 0.313 0.083 0.396
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 26 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2021 Portland DNE AA Bos 27     stats                            
  2021 Worcester TNE AAA Bos 27     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com 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
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (April 2017)
Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month (May 2017)
Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month (June 2017)
Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month (Aug/Sep 2017)
2017 Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Year
  SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 3-9, 2017)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 27 - June 2, 2019)
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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