September 20, 1985 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|May 12, 2012 for the Miami Marlins|
(through 2012 season)
|Runs batted in||0|
Kevin Mattison (born September 20, 1985) is a professional baseball outfielder who is with the Washington Nationals organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Miami Marlins. Mattison attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where he played college baseball for the UNC Asheville Bulldogs baseball team.
Mattison was drafted by the Marlins in the 28th round (838th overall) of the 2008 MLB Draft. The Marlins assigned Mattison to the Arizona Fall League after the 2011 regular season, where he won the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award. He was added to the Marlins' 40 man roster after the 2011 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.
On May 11, 2012, Mattison was recalled to Miami after hitting .250 with 3 HR and 13 RBI in 31 games with Triple-A New Orleans. Mattison played in 1 game and getting 1 at-bat, a pinch-hit groundout. On May 15, Mattison was optioned back to New Orleans. On May 24, Mattison was recalled to Miami after Austin Kearns was placed on the 15-day DL. He finished the season with the New Orleanes Zephyrs. He batted .241, with 23 doubles, 6 triples, 13 homers, 41 RBIs, 44 walks, 145 strikeouts in 482 at-bats He also stole 26 bases while being caught 12 times. He played in 121 games with a .310 OBP, a .394 SLG, and a .704 OPS.
- Staff Report (May 24, 2012). "Ex-UNC Asheville standout Mattison recalled by Marlins". Asheville Citizen-Times.
- 2013 Rule 5 Draft results
- Eddy, Matt (January 11, 2015). "Minor League Transactions: Dec. 24-Jan. 8". Baseball America.