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Height: 5' 10" Weight: 185 lbs
College Experience: San Diego State University
Resides: San Clemente, California
Carson Matthews enters his first season with the Windy City ThunderBolts and third as a professional in 2023. He signed as a free agent on January 9, 2023. Carson's pro career began in 2021, when he was signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State University. In two seasons with the Angels, he played primarily with Class A Inland Empire and appeared in three games at the Double-A level. Overall, he hit .222 with a .313 on-base percentage. He hit three home runs and stole eight bases in 55 career games.
Matthews played for three colleges, including Brigham Young University, where he hit .250 over 33 games. He moved on to Saddleback Community College and batted .395 with an OPS of 1.117 as a sophomore. On his final collegiate stop, he played in nine games for San Diego State in 2021 and slugged .483 with seven RBIs. Carson attended Capistrano Valley Christian High School in San Juan Capistrano, California.