Who Drafted Nick Maton?
The Oakland Athletics first drafted Nick Maton in the 40th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. However, he chose to play college baseball at Eastern Illinois University rather than sign with the organization.
Later, the Phillies drafted Maton in the seventh round of the 2017 MLB Draft out of Lincoln Land Community College. While batting, the infielder built a great defensive reputation in three minor league seasons.
With 52 doubles, four triples, and three home runs, he batted 259 times. Maton was promoted from Triple-A after eight Phillies players tested positive for Covid-19, putting him in the opening lineup and giving him his first Major League hit in the sixth inning.
Maton hit .175 with two doubles and 15 RBIs in 18 games for the now-defunct SwampDogs in 2016. His debut is the third of the 2021 MLB season and the 142nd all-time for a former CPL player.
Maton spent the summer after the season with the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League, where he batted .175 with two doubles and 15 RBIs.
After his first year, he went to Lincoln Land Community College. Maton batted.408 with eight home runs, 46 RBIs, 60 runs scored, and 33 stolen bases in his only season with the Loggers, while also pitching to a 4–1 record in thirteen appearances.
Maton initially committed to pursue his NCAA baseball career at Missouri. Maton was drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft and signed with the Philadelphia Phillies.