Kevin Robert Mattison...Is married.....wife's name is Heather.....the couple has a son named Tucker...Graduated from East Forsyth (NC) High School...Attended UNC-Asheville, where he is the school's all-time leader in runs (192), triples (23), total bases (423) and stolen bases (57)...Follow him on Twitter (@stachemaster4).
Selected by Milwaukee from Miami in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft on 12/12.
His only Major League appearances came during two stints with Miami in May 2012.....appeared in 3 games, all off the bench (0-for-5, 2k).
Spent season with double-A Jacksonville, leading Suns in games played, at-bats,
runs, hits, triples, total bases (204) sacrifice hits (8) and stolen bases...Among all double-A players, ranked second in triples, fourth in hit by pitch and fifth
in stolen bases. Among Southern League hitters, ranked second in triples and stolen
bases, third in runs, fourth in at-bats and strikeouts, tied for fifth in games played and
tied for ninth in hits...Earned SL midseason and postseason All-Star honors and named by MiLB.com as
league's 'Best Hustler' following the season. In addition, named by Baseball America
as 'Fastest BaseRunner' in SL...Garnered Marlins' Minor League Player of the Month honors for May after batting .348 (39x112) with 17 runs, two doubles, four
triples, three home runs and 17 RBI in 27 games...Through first two months, hit at a .338 clip (68x221) with 38 runs scored, seven doubles, eight triples, four home runs and 26 RBI in
49 games. Over final three-plus months, average dipped to .209 (63x302) with 10 doubles, eight triples, four home runs and 23 RBI
over 81 games...Knocked in six runs to mark season high on May 13 vs. Mobile, going 2x3 with a triple and a three-run home run...Tallied season-high five hits in 5x6 performance on May 28 at Montgomery, including two triples...From April 25-May 4, hit in a season-long nine consecutive games. Posted a .415 average (17x41) with nine runs scored, three
doubles, two home runs and three RBI over streak...Played for Surprise Saguaros in Arizona Fall League. Took home Darnell Stenson Sportsmanship Award and helped Surprise set a
Fall League winning percentage mark at .722 (26-10)...In 25 games for Saguaros, batted .349 (38x109) with 29 runs scored, two doubles, five triples, six home runs and 23 RBI. Tallied at
least one hit in 22 of 25 games and ended season by hitting in 15 straight contests.
Ranked among his league's leaders in stolen bases in 2009 at Class-A Greensboro (4th, 41), 2010 at Class-A Jupiter (T2nd, 44) and 2011 at Double-A Jacksonville (2nd, 38).
Selected by Florida in the 28th round of the First-Year Player Draft.....signed by Joel Matthews.