Is engaged to his fiancée, Julia...Graduated from Etiwanda (CA) High School...Attended Riverside (CA) Community College before transferring to Louisiana State University, where he helped the Tigers to the 2008 College World Series.....tied for the 2008 NCAA lead in home runs with 28 (tied Gordon Beckham)...His father, Terry, pitched in the Major Leagues from 1988-97 with California (1988-89), Houston (1990, '96), Atlanta (1995), Baltimore (1995), Kansas City (1996), Cleveland (1997) and Texas (1997)...Enjoys fishing, movies and the Dallas Cowboys...Follow him on Twitter (@MattClark60)
Signed as a free agent with New York-NL on 2/15...Batted .297 with 10 HR and 46 RBI in 67 games at Double-A Binghamton...Was released by the Mets on 6/25 and signed by the Brewers on 7/4...Was assigned to Triple-A Nashville, where he batted .313 with 16 HR and 37 RBI in 53 games...Combined to hit .304 with 26 HR and 83 RBI in 120 games overall in the minor leagues in 2014...Contract was selected by Milwaukee on 9/2...Batted .185 with three HR and seven RBI in 16 games with the Brewers...Made seven starts, all at first base...Made his Major League debut on 9/2 at Chicago-NL, entering the game as a defensive replacement and flying out off Kyuji Fujikawa in his only plate appearance...Recorded his first Major League hit on 9/4 vs. St. Louis with a pinch-hit single off Seth Maness...Hit his first Major League home run on 9/10 vs. Miami with a solo shot off Sam Dyson...His three HR with the Brewers came in consecutive games from 9/10-9/14
Played in 132 games for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan, hitting 25 home runs with 70 RBI.
Hit 22 home runs with 77 RBI while batting .290 (129-445) with Tucson (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.
Made his Triple-A debut with Tucson (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Led Tucson in hits and run scored...Appeared in 33 games at first base, but played majority of his games in the outfield...His time in the outfield was his first since being drafted in 2008, having played exclusively at first base prior to the 2011 season.
Hit a career-high 28 home runs for San Antonio (AA) of the Texas League…Was second in the league in home runs, second in total bases (242), seventh in hits and slugging percentage (.485)...Named to the Texas League All-Star team.
Combined to hit 24 home runs and 101 RBI between Fort Wayne (A) of the Midwest League and Lake Elsinore (A) of the California League.
Made his professional debut with Eugene (A) of the Northwest League.