Matthew David Koch...Attended the University of Louisville...named to the 2010 All-NCAA Regional Team...Is a 2009 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee, Iowa...was the Student Council president, Class President and member of the National Honor Society as a senior...Was a two-time All-State selection in baseball and track...holds the school record in the high jump (6’2”)...also played basketball and football.
Appeared in four relief outings with the Seattle Mariners, his first Major League appearances since the 2019 campaign...His 3.05 ERA (48.2 IP, 18 ER) with Triple-A Tacoma ranked fourth in the Mariners Minor League system (min. 35 games pitched)...With the Rainiers, held right-handers to a .157 (11-for-70) average...Away from Cheney Stadium, was 1-0 with a 1.72 ERA (15.2 IP, 3 ER) against a 3.97 ERA (22.2 IP, 10 ER) at home.
Spent the entire season with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers in the Cleveland organization, ranking fifth on the club in games pitched (34)...Started four games for the Clippers, going 0-2 with a 10.64 ERA (11.0 IP, 13 ER) while posting a 4-0 record as a reliever to go along with a 4.82 ERA (52.1 IP, 28 ER)...Righties posted a .272/.319/.531 slash line while lefties hit .239/.387/.413.
Went 5-5 with a 5.16 ERA (52.1 IP, 30 ER) in 20 games for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball.
Made nine relief appearances for Arizona, allowing 21 runs in 20.2 innings (9.15 ERA)...Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Reno, going 5-10 with a 7.38 ERA (100.0 IP, 82 ER) in 21 games (17 starts)...Went 1-1 with a 8.50 ERA (36.0 IP, 34 ER) with 24 strikeouts in 13 games as a reliever for the Aces.
Went 5-5 with a 4.15 ERA (86.2 IP, 40 ER) in 19 games (14 starts) over four stints with the Diamondbacks...Did not allow a run in five appearances as a reliever (9.2 IP) with a .171 opponent average and a 0.62 WHIP...Was the first pitcher with 18+ GIDP in fewer than 90.0 innings since Brad Ziegler in 2012 (21 in 68.2 IP) and first starter with 14+ GIDP in fewer than 80.0 innings since Sidney Ponson in 2006 (14 GIDP in 79.2 IP)...Was the first D-back to match up against three different former Cy Young Award winning pitchers in three straight outings (Clayton Kershaw on May 1; Justin Verlander on May 6; Max Scherzer on May 11)...Was the first pitcher to face two different former MVPs (Kershaw, Verlander) in consecutive starts since White Sox’s Ed Lopat on Sept. 23 vs. Detroit (Hal Newhouser) and Sept. 28, 1947 at St. Louis (Dizzy Dean).
Combined for 12 starts with Triple-A Reno and Short-Season A Hillsboro, going 3-2 with a 7.71 ERA...Made 1 appearance with the D-backs on Aug. 22 @ Mets (3 ER in 0.0 IP)...On the disabled list twice: right shoulder impingement (April 9-June 30) and blister (July 25-Aug. 5)...left his first start of the season on April 8 @ Fresno with right shoulder discomfort and did not pitch again until a rehab start with the Hops on June 20.
Went 1-1 with 1 save and a 2.00 ERA (4 ER in 18.0 IP) in 7 games (2 starts) for the D-backs in his first Major League season...Recalled from Triple-A Reno on Sept. 6…made his Major League debut on Sept. 10 vs. Giants (0 ER in 1.0 IP) ...Recorded first save on Sept. 13 with 4.0 shutout innings…was the fourth player in team history to record a 4.0-inning save, and the first since Josh Collmenter on April 9, 2014 @ Giants... Earned his first win on Sept. 18 vs. Dodgers (0 ER in 1.0 IP)...His 5.0-hitless innings to begin his start on Sept. 27 were the most by a D-backs pitcher in his first Major League start [source:Elias Sports Bureau]...Combined to go 6-6 with a 4.08 ERA (55 ER in 121.1 IP) in 21 starts between Double-A Mobile and Reno...Pitched for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Spent the majority of the season with Double-A Binghamton (Mets) before being traded to Arizona on Aug. 29 with RHP Miller Diaz for RHP Addison Reed…Was 4-8 with a 3.46 ERA (34 ER in 88.1 IP) in 35 games (8 starts) with Binghamton…made 1 start with Double-A Mobile, tossing 7.1 scoreless innings with 2 hits allowed…Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the Mets' 24th-best prospect for the second consecutive season.