Nick Maton… 2015 graduate of Glenwood High School (IL)… Attended Eastern Illinois University and was named to the All-Freshman team in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2016 before transferring to Lincoln Land Community College (IL) for his sophomore season… His brother, Phil, is currently a pitcher in CLE’s organization… Hobby: Playing with his dog, Charlee… Signed by: Justin Morgenstern.
Was a non-roster invite to ML spring training and was part of Philadelphia’s player pool at the alternate training site in Lehigh Valley...Following the season, was named the No. 10 prospect in the Phillies minor league system by Baseball America.
Named an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com for the 2nd consecutive season...Spent most of the season with Clearwater (A) and was selected as a Florida State League midseason All-Star...Slashed .298/.383/.404 in 49 home games for Clearwater...Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Week, 5/6-12...Promoted to Reading (AA) on 8/9...Combined to hit .266/.349/.376 in 114 games between the two levels...Following the season, played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League (.333/.385/.667 in 3 G)...Ranked by Baseball America as the 10th-best prospect in the Phillies minor league system following the season.
Spent his 2nd pro season with Lakewood (A)...Named a South Atlantic League midseason All-Star...Won Defensive Player of the Game in the SAL All-Star Game...Selected as an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com...Led all qualifying SAL shortstops with a .966 fielding percentage...Named Phillies Defender of the Month for May...Hit a grand slam, 8/15 vs Rome...Homered in Game 1 of the SAL Championship Series, 9/10 at Lexington.
Began pro career with Williamsport (A)...Among all qualified shortstops in the New York-Penn League, ranked 1st in assists (175) and T-1st in double plays (33) n Among all NYPL players, ranked T-9th in runs and T-10th in BB...Hit his first pro home run, 8/5 vs Auburn...Participated in Florida Instructional League.