Power-Hitting Canadian Catcher / IF Seeking Club For 2023 Season in Europe – .386/.500/.656 at Graceland University 2021 Currently Playing in Australia
Name: Matthew Reyes
DOB: March 1, 1998
Date Available: March 1, 2023
Positions: SS, C
Positions (alt): 1B, 2B, 3B
College: Graceland University; Douglas College
Matt is a competitor at the plate with power from the right side, and he consistently posts a high on-base percentage. During his senior collegiate season, his exit velocity ranged as high as 108 (mph).
He is primarily a catcher and third-baseman but his versatility allowed for coaches to move him around the infield throughout his college career. His versatility would be a bonus for any club he plays for.
Matt describes himself as “a player that has always been willing to do anything to benefit the team.” As a collegian, Matt became very comfortable in his role as a utility player and team leader, and he quickly became a player that the coaching staff had confidence in when a game was on the line.
Since his season ended, he has been working out weekly to stay in top condition, as well as working at baseball clinics where he is able to work alongside youths to sharpen his own baseball skills.
All-conference DH at Graceland University
Led team in all offensive categories in 2021
Batted .366 with 8 HR & 1.156 OPS
30 walks with only 24 strikeouts
Voted second-team All-Conference Heart of America
Played at Douglas College – a Junior College in the Northwest Athletic Conference (USA)
Batted .286 with a .432 OBP in 2018
24 walks with only 12 strikeouts
Graduated with Honors 2021 (3.75 GPA)
Matt’s goal is to continue to play baseball overseas at a competitive level while taking the opportunity to grow as a person and as an athlete. In addition, he believes that playing overseas could open doors to coaching or networking for other baseball operation opportunities.
BSB: Junior Matt Reyes hits a walk-off grand slam to give the Yellowjackets a 7-3 victory! Game two will start momentarily. pic.twitter.com/FtGaqAQeyU
— Graceland Athletics (@GUjackets) April 13, 2021
|2019-21||Instructor/Contractor||Travail Baseball||Youth, High School||Group & private lesson instructor, ages 9-16|
|2017-19||Instructor/Contractor||Inside Performance||Youth, High School||Group & private lesson instructor, ages 7-14|