Matt McBride

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Matt McBride
Matt McBride 2016.jpg
McBride with the Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies
Catcher / Right fielder / First baseman
Born: (1985-05-23) May 23, 1985 (age 33)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 4, 2012, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average .201
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 19
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
2015 WBSC Premier12
Silver medal – second place 2015 Tokyo Team

Matthew Hagerty McBride (born May 23, 1985) is an American professional baseball catcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Colorado Rockies in 2012, with whom he played right field and first base. In his major league career through 2016, he has played the outfield in 22 games, first base in 18 games, and catcher in 16 games, and had a career batting line of .201/.228/.299.[1] He has also played in MLB for the Oakland Athletics.


Cleveland Indians[edit]

McBride attended Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the second round (75th overall) of the 2006 amateur draft out of Lehigh University.[2][3] Although he was drafted as a catcher, he has also spent considerable time at first base and in the outfield.

He made his professional debut playing for the Class A-Short Season Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the New York–Penn League in 2006. By 2011, he had made his way to Triple-A with the International League's Columbus Clippers.

Colorado Rockies[edit]

In July 2011, he was traded from Cleveland to the Colorado Rockies with Drew Pomeranz, Alex White, and Joe Gardner for Ubaldo Jiménez.[4] With the Rockies, he was assigned to the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

McBride with the Rockies in 2012.

On August 4, 2012, made his major league debut with the Rockies. In four at bats, he recorded two hits (including a double), one RBI, and a run scored.[5] He mostly split the 2013 to 2015 seasons between Triple-A and the Rockies.

Oakland Athletics[edit]

He was granted free agency after the 2015 season, and signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics. He was assigned to the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A), where he began the 2016 season. The Athletics called him up to the major league team on April 27, and for the season he batted .209/.227/.279 as he caught 11% (1 of 9) of attempted base-stealers.[6][1] He was sent outright to Triple-A after the 2016 season, and elected to become a free agent.[7]

He later re-signed a minor league contract with the A's in November 2016.[8][9] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

On January 3, 2018, McBride signed a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies.[10]


McBride has garnered the following achievements in his minor league career:[11]


  1. ^ a b Matt McBride Stats |
  2. ^ Bethlehem Native McBride Powers Akron Past R-Phils - WFMZ
  3. ^ "2nd Round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011 Colorado Rockies Trades and Transactions". Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Matt McBride 2012 Batting Game Logs". Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ Lockard, Melissa (April 27, 2016). "Oakland A's add Matt McBride; option Andrew Triggs to Nashville". Oakland Clubhouse. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ Hall, Alex (October 7, 2016). "Oakland A's roster moves: Eric Sogard, Jarrod Parker, 4 others head to free agency". Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ Lockard, Melissa (November 16, 2016). "Oakland A's sign four more MiLB free agents". Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  9. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 21, 2016). "Minor League Transactions: Nov 12-18". Retrieved November 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Phillies' Matt McBride: Signs with Philadelphia". January 3, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Matt McBride Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights | Tulsa Drillers Stats". Retrieved March 3, 2016. 

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