How Old Is Matt Manning?
Matt Manning is 24 years old. He was born on January 28, 1998
Matthew George Manning is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in the United States. He was drafted in the first round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Tigers.
Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California was Manning’s alma mater. In high school, he played baseball and basketball, and after his freshman year, he pondered leaving baseball to focus on basketball.
In his junior year, he began to concentrate on his pitching.
His fastball could hit 99 miles per hour (159 kilometers per hour) by his senior year, when he had a 1.91 earned run average (ERA) and 77 strikeouts in 40+13 innings pitched.
He is committed to play collegiate baseball and basketball at Loyola Marymount University.
Manning was taken ninth overall in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers.
Instead of attending college, Manning signed with the Tigers and received a $3,505,800 signing bonus, which was the exact slot value for the ninth overall pick.
Manning was assigned to the Gulf Coast Tigers of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League after signing with the Tigers, where he had a 0–2 win–loss record with a 3.99 ERA in 10 starts, pitching no more than three innings per start.
Manning began the 2017 season in extended spring training, pitching for the Connecticut Tigers of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League and the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Class A Midwest League,posting a combined 4–2 record and 3.18 ERA in 14 starts with both teams.
He played for West Michigan, the Class A-Advanced Florida State League’s Lakeland Flying Tigers, and the Class AA Eastern League’s Erie SeaWolves in 2018.
He struck out fellow Tigers prospect Dawel Lugo in the 2018 All-Star Futures Game, representing the Tigers. In 22 starts for the three teams, Manning had a 7–8 record, a 3.29 ERA, and a 1.20 walk-to-hit ratio.
To begin 2019, he returned to Erie. Manning was named to the Futures Game of the 2019 All-Star Game.