Matt Thaiss is an American professional baseball catcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2019.
While growing up in Jackson Township, New Jersey, Thaiss was a student at Jackson Memorial High School. On his way to being an all-time great, 343 total bases, 17 home runs, and 70 RBI (RBI).
While attending the University of Virginia, he was picked by a Major League Baseball team in the 32nd round of the 2013 draft but opted to attend school instead.
Thaiss was a designated hitter for the Cavaliers as a freshman in 2014, appearing in 26 games and making 16 starts.
He batted.265 with seven RBIs in 68 at-bats. Thaiss played in 67 of the 68 games she appeared in as a sophomore, batting.220. In addition to the ten home runs, there were also 64 RBIs in this batting line.
In the summer of 2015, he was a member of the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League. With a batting line of.375/.473/.578 and ten home runs in 60 games last season, Thaiss had an excellent year.
Thaiss was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the first round of the 2016 MLB draft with the 16th overall choice after a stellar season at the University of Virginia.
Is Matt Thaiss Good?
A hit and a walk on July 31 was his finest offensive outing in 2021 when he played in the majors for the first time. On one of Shohei Ohtani’s double-duty days, he pitched a 1-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics at home.
When David Fletcher singled with one out in the bottom of the third inning, Thaiss came home on Ohtani’s double, which was the only inning-ending tally of the game.