Matthew Donald Hague…resides in Kent, WA…graduated from Kentwood (WA) High School in 2004…attended the University of Washington for three seasons (2005-07)…played one season (2008) at Oklahoma State University.
Spent entire season with AAA Rochester in Minnesota organization, batting .297 (149x502) with 64 runs, 30 doubles, 10 home runs and 65 RBI…had 41 multi-hit games… season-high 13-game hitting streak, June 13-25, batting .409 (18x44).
Appeared in three games for the Pirates, his 2nd season with big league action...Spent much of his season with Indinapolis (AAA) in the Pirate system, posting 14 home runs in just 93 games... Led the club in both HR and RBI (66) and his total of 76 on the season ranked 5th in the International League...Produced a .568 SLG vs. LHP in International League...On May 12, hit a grand slam and totalled 5RBI vs. NOR...After being claimed on waivers by Toronto, hit in 12 of 13 games with Buffalo.
Spent entire season with Triple-A Indianapolis and led the International League in games, at-bats and hits while tying for the league lead in doubles...Played in all but two games (6/10 and 8/12) and started all but three of Indy's 144 contests...Made 132 appearances (129 starts) at first base, 13 appearances (11 starts) at third base and one as the designated hitter...Led all International League first basemen in games (132), total chances (1281), putouts (1213) and double plays (127)...Also made first professional pitching appearance in final game of the regular season on 9/2 at Louisville; suffered a blown save and loss (0.2 IP/3 H/5 R/5 ER)...Was the only International League player to start each of the first 65 games of the season from 4/4 to 6/9...Reached base safely in 23 straight games from 4/24 to 5/16...Hit five of his eight home runs in May and all eight of his bombs on the road...Recorded 15 extra base hits in May, which was tied for third among International League hitters...Was named the International League Player-of-the-Week for the week of 5/20-27 (had three home runs and eight extra base hits while recording a .920 slugging percentage for the week)...Failed to reach base on 6/3 at Columbus to snap streak of reaching base safely in 41 straight road games dating back to 8/15/12...Batted .406 (13-for-32) during season-high nine game hitting streak from 7/26 to 8/3...Hit .313 (20-for-64) with two homers and 10 RBI in 17 games with Toros del Este during the Dominican Winter League.
Made Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster after hitting .400 with a team-high seven home runs in spring training...Was one of three Major League players in spring training with seven home runs (alsoLos Angeles' Albert Pujols and Atlanta's Freddie Freeman)...Made Major League debut on 4/7 in start at first base and went hitless in three at bats...Recorded first career hit and RBI with a pinchhitsingle off Philadelphia's Antonio Bastardo on 4/8...Was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on 4/14...Went 4-for-6 with a double and three RBI on 4/27...Hit .311 (28-for-90) in his 23 games withIndy during the month of May before being recalled by Pittsburgh on 5/25...Had game-winning, two-run single in 2-1 victory over Johnny Cueto and the Reds on 5/30...Ended the game on 5/26vs. Chicago with a walkoff hit by pitch; the first for the Pirates since 4/15/97...Hit safely in eight straight games from 5/25 to 6/2...Recorded only multi-RBI game on 5/30 vs. Cincinnati...Snappedan 0-for-11 streak on 6/12 while serving as the club's designated hitter at Baltimore...Was optioned back to Indianapolis on 6/26...Hit safely in six of his eight games with Indy before being recalledby Pittsburgh a second time on 7/7...Went 0-for-2 in a pair of pinch hitting situations before optioned back to Triple-A for the remainder of the season on 7/16...Recorded a season-high five RBI on7/21 at Toledo...Hit safely in nine straight games and 15-of-16 from 8/15-30...Went 2-for-14 (.143) with an RBI in four postseason games...Made two errors in 341 total chances (.994 fielding percentage)at first base and five errors in 135 total chances (.963 percentage) playing third base for Indianapolis...Made a total of 16 appearances (14 starts) at first base with Pittsburgh.
Spent entire season with Triple-A Indianapolis and led International League in hits, games and at bats...Set careerhighs in hit and doubles...Became first Indy player to lead the league in hits since Junior Noboa in 1989...Also ranked third in doublesand ranked sixth in batting average...Was named to the mid- and post-season All-Star teams...Made 122 appearances at first baseand 17 at third base...Hit .308 (33-for-107) in 29 games in May, which included a season-high four hits on 5/12 at Durham...Produceda .402 (43-for-107) average in 28 games during the month of June...Homered twice on 6/23 at Lehigh Valley...Had 15 multi-hit gamesin June and seven straight from 6/26 thru 7/2; went 16-for-28 (.571) in that time, raising season average from .312 to .336...Hadseason-high 11-game hitting streak from 8/4-14 (19-for-45, .422)...Played winter ball in the Dominican Republic and hit .259 (38-for-147) with a two home run and 18 RBI in 42 games with Tortos del Este.
Spent entire season as the starting first baseman with Eastern League Champion Altoona...Was a member of the mid-seasonAll-Star team...Set minor league career highs in home runs, RBI and runs scored...Led the team in RBI and tallied the fourth-highesttotal in club history...Ranked fifth in the league in runs scored...Had the fourth-lowest strikeout/per PA in the league (9.37)...Rankedthird among Bucco farmhands in RBI and tied for fourth in games...Reached base safely in 13 straight games from 4/12-25...Hit .315with 13 RBI, 15 walks and 24 runs scored in 30 games during the month of May...Made lone appearance at third base on 6/6 at NewHampshire...Homered twice on 8/31 at Bowie...Reached base safely in 20 consecutive games from 8/15 thru 9/5 and hit safely in17 of his final 19 regular season games...Hit .161 during the post season (5-for-31)...Played in eight games with Aguilas during theMexican Winter League.
Spent entire season with Carolina League Champion Lynchburg, his first season playing first base on a mostly full-timebasis...Led club in batting and ranked third in the league in that department...Also ranked fourth in the league in hits...Led CarolinaLeague first basemen in fielding percentage (.995), games (117), total chances (1151), putouts (1086) and double plays (104)...Hadfirst career four-hit game on 4/10 vs. Potomac...Made only start/appearance at third base on 5/23 at Potomac and went 4-for-4 withtwo RBI...Batted .313 with 13 RBI in 26 games in June and .314 in 28 games in August...Hit .333 (10-for-30) with a homer and threeRBI in the postseason.
Hit .322 during his first professional season after being selected by Pittsburgh in the ninth round of the First-Year PlayerDraft in June...Began season with Short-Season State College and tallied first pro hit in first game on 6/17 at Jamestown...Hit safelyin six of his seven games with the Spikes...Made four appearances at third base, two at first base and one as the designated hitterwhile playing with State College...Was promoted to Class-A Hickory on 6/26 and hit safely in each of his first seven games with theCrawdads...Hit his first professional home run on 6/28 vs. Augusta (game two of DH)...Batted .340 in 26 games during the month ofJuly...Had a 13-game hitting streak from 7/23 thru 8/7...Did not go more than one game without collecting a hit...Hit safely in 47 of his57 games with Hickory, where he made 43 appearances at third base and eight at first base.