Matthew Hagerty McBride… Married Catherine Hobby (12/13/14)… Attended Liberty High School (PA)… Attended Lehigh University (PA), where he batted .350 with 56 doubles, 17 home runs and 125 RBI in 149 games at catcher in three seasons… Led Lehigh to its first-ever Patriot League Tournament title and first NCAA tournament berth as a senior… Earned First-Team All-League honors as a sophomore in 2005…Hobbies: Biking, hiking, reading, playing video games and spending time with his dog, Delilah…Signed by: Brent Urcheck.
Spent the entire season with Nashville (AAA)...Defensively, appeared in 27 games at catcher, 23 at 1st base, 16 in LF and 5 in RF...Batted .261 (23-88) after the All-Star break after batting just .215 (35-163) before the break.
Batted .209 with three doubles and two RBI in 20 games over four stints with the A's…hit .269 (7-for- 26) with all three of his doubles and both of his RBI against left-handed pitching compared to .118 (2-for-17) against right-handers…his career splits are .241 (20-for-83) against left-handers, .171 (19- for-111) against righties…was 1-for-8 (.125) with runners in scoring position…batted .250 at night, .133 during the day…hit .172 off a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game, .286 after that…started 11 games at first base and one at designated hitter…appeared in 16 games overall behind the plate and one each at first base and in right field…did not commit an error but opponents were successful in all eight of their stolen base attempts off him…did not play during his first stint with the A's as he was selected from Triple-A Nashville April 27 and optioned back two days later…returned for a second time May 13 and went 4-for-18 (.222) in eight games before he was optioned to the Sounds May 27…made his A's debut May 14 at Tampa Bay and went 1-for-3 in a start at catcher…it was his Major League debut behind the plate…matched his career high with two hits May 17 against Texas…batted .238 (5-for-21) during his third stint from July 3 to 25…hit safely in consecutive games for the only time July 23-25 (3- for-6, .500)…had another two hit game July 25 at Texas and that would be his final start of the season… returned for the final time Sept. 2 when roster expanded and spent the remainder of the season with Oakland…appeared in just five games and went 0-for-4.
Spent the entire season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, though he played in just 48 games due to injury...did not play after June 19th after sustaining a neck injury...Was one of the Pacific Coast League's most productive hitters prior to the injury, as he hit .328 (59-for-180) with 17 doubles, 15 home runs, 45 RBI and a 1.042 OPS (.359 OBP, .683 SLG)...Despite missing two and a half months, 2013 marked his fourth career Minor League season with at least 15 home runs...Saw the majority of his playing time as the club's catcher (28 games), but also played three games at first base, six in left field and was the DH 10 times.
Made his Major League debut in 2012 with Colorado after playing 653 career Minor League games since he was drafted by Cleveland in the first supplemental round (75th overall) of the 2006 draft (Lehigh (PA) University)...made his MLB debut on 8/4 vs. SF and went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored...was with Colorado for 12 days in his first stint with club from 8/4-16...was then recalled on 9/5 for the remainder of the season...spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, his first full season at the Triple-A level...hit .353 (151-for-439) with 42 doubles, 6 triples, 10 home runs and 87 RBI in 108 games for the Sky Sox...McBride led the Sky Sox in batting average and doubles...his 42 doubles were one shy of tying the Rockies Triple-A record for doubles set by Garrett Atkins (2004), Dave Hajek (1999) and Jim Taum (1994)...named to the All-PCL team as well as the PCL Mid-Season All-Star team...connected on his first career Major League home run on 9/16/12 at SD off Andrew Werner...first MLB hit came in 2nd MLB at bat, a single off Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner...hit .333 (8-for-24) in his limited time in the Majors...hit .375 (54-for-144) with runners in scoring position for the Sky Sox...also hit .308 (4-for-13) with 2 RBI as a pinch-hitter for the Rox...was acquired by Colorado along with pitchers Drew Pomeranz, Alex White and Joe Gardner in exchange for Ubaldo Jimenez on 7/31/11.
Made two stops in the Indians organization at Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron before being traded to Colorado with RHP Alex White, LHP Drew Pomeranz and RHP Joe Gardner in the trade that sent RHP Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland...finished the season with Double-A Tulsa, though he played in just six games for the Drillers between right field and designated hitter due to separate stints on the disabled list 8/11-22 and 8/26 until the end of the season...Played 102 games between his three stops in 2011, including 12 with Triple-A Columbus, 84 with Double-A Akron and six with the Drillers...Played 49 games in the infield, 33 games in the outfield and nine games at catcher...in his Minor League career has played nearly an identical amount of games between the infield (131), outfield (140) and catcher (133)...Batted a combined .277 (103-for-372) with 26 doubles, 4 triples, 15 home runs and 58 RBI in his 102 games.
Finished second among all Indians farmhands in home runs (21) and was fourth in RBI (75)...was named the Eastern League Player of the Week, 7/6, and earned the Topps' Eastern League Player of the Month for July.
Led the Indians Player Development System in RBI (99), was tied for second in hits (140) and tied third in home runs (18)...was named the Carolina League Player of the Week, 5/4...was named to the 2009 AFL All-Prospect Team.
Underwent right labrum surgery.
Finished second in the Indians Player Development System in doubles (37) and ninth in average (.287)...named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team.
Named to the New York-Penn League All-Star team.