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#4 Michael Mateja, IF

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Position: IF
Date of Birth: 01/25/1997
Height: 5' 11"   Weight: 200 lbs
College Experience: North Central College
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: Bourbonnais, Illinois

Biography:

Michael Mateja is in his first season with the ThunderBolts and second as a professional. He signed on August 6, 2019. Mateja's pro career began when he was selected in the 25th round of the 2018 Amateur Entry Draft. He spent parts of two seasons in the Braves' organization, reaching as high as Class A Rome and hitting .283 overall with a .405 on-base percentage over 62 games. He played for three years at North Central College and hit .396 there, including .444 as a junior in 2018. He was a two-time Division III All-American and was twice named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Player of the Year. Michael attended Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, Illinois.

Career Statistics »

Year League Club GP AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB SO
2019 Appalachian Danville 25 .256 78 17 20 6 0 2 10 8 4 14
2018 Gulf Coast GCL Braves 16 .364 44 17 16 6 0 1 9 13 1 9
2018 Appalachian Danville 20 .255 55 12 14 1 0 0 5 7 1 13
2018 South Atlantic Rome 1 .333 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thunderbolts »
26 Zach Taylor C
27 Nate Montgomery C
35 Tyler Alamo C
4 Michael Mateja IF
5 Micah Coffey IF
7 Jordan Swiss IF
17 Brynn Martinez IF
18 Tyler Straub IF
24 Christian Funk IF
8 Tanner Gardner OF
22 Taisei Fukuhara OF
29 Chase Cockrell OF
34 Zach Rheams OF
6 Chris Washington P
11 Justin Miller P
12 Cole Bellair P
14 Kenny Mathews P
20 Colby Blueberg P
21 Christian Morris P
28 Blake Hickman P
30 Joel Toribio P
31 Hayden Shenefield P
32 Sean Leland P
44 Tyler Thornton P
15 Joe Lytle C
8 Shane Carrier OF
22 Patrick Mathis OF
16 Austin Jones P
19 Connor Mayes P

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