Matthew George Manning (born January 28, 1998) is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (MLB). The Tigers chose him in the first round of the 2016 MLB draft.
Manning graduated from Sacramento’s Sheldon High School. He played baseball and basketball in high school and pondered abandoning baseball after his freshman year to focus on basketball.
In his junior year, he began to concentrate on his pitching. His fastball could hit 99 miles per hour (159 km/h) during his senior year when he had a 1.91 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 40+13 innings thrown. He is committed to playing collegiate baseball and basketball at Loyola Marymount University.
On January 16, 2020, he was a non-roster invitee of the Detroit Tigers to Spring Training before the season was postponed due to the coronavirus. The Tigers added him to their 40-man roster after the year.
On June 15, 2021, it was announced that Manning would be promoted to the major leagues for the first time and make his MLB debut on June 17 as the starting pitcher against the Los Angeles Angels. In his debut, Manning pitched five innings, allowing two runs and striking out three, while taking the loss.
Matt does not have any children at the moment, at his age, he is focusing on his career as a professional pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.