Last name is pronounced as "matt-ih-SHEV-ick"... In his junior season at Arizona, he batted .383 (92x240) with 10 home runs, 65 RBI and a 1.070 OPS in 59 games...he owned a .996 fielding percentage, committing only 2 errors in 474 total chances...led the Pac-12 in batting average, doubles, slugging, hits, RBI and total bases...was named to the All-Pac-12 team...Selected by the Astros as the 75th overall pick of the 2017 MLB Draft...signed by Astros scout Mark Ross... Received his first-career invitation to Major League Spring Training camp in 2022.
In 2021, began the season with Double-A Corpus Christi, hit .275 (33x120) with 9 home runs, 27 RBI and a .912 OPS....was promoted to Triple-A Sugar Land on June 18...batted .245 (69x282) with 19 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs, 48 RBI and a .829 OPS...MiLB.com Organization All-Star.
Did not appear in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season.
Spent most of the 2019 season in Double A Corpus Christi (73g), also played in 5 games at High A Fayetteville...he batted .254 (102x402) with 67 runs, 23 doubles, three doubles, 25 home runs, 75 RBI and a .853 OPS in 78 games...was named an Arizona Fall League Rising Star.
In his first full professional season in 2018, he hit .277 (106x383) with 66 runs, 26 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs, 62 RBI and a .888 OPS in 101 games between Low A Quad Cities (13g) and High A Buies Creek (88g)…Carolina League, Player of the Month for August....Carolina League Post-Season All-Star.
After being selected in the 2017 MLB Draft, he batted .228 (51x224) in 59 games between Class A Short Season Tri City and Low A Quad Cities.... smacked seven home runs with 31 RBI...New York-Penn League Mid-Season All-Star.