Last name is pronounced as “may-tawn”...Graduated from Glenwood HS (IL) in 2011...led the Titans to a 3A state title and was named the Player of the Game in the championship game...finished his senior year going 10-2 with a 0.53 ERA, which was the lowest ERA in conference history at the time...Maton’s high school ERA conference record stood for six years until being broken by his younger brother, Jacob Maton (0.21 ERA) in 2017...Jacob was selected by the Mariners in the 39th round of the 2018 draft, but did not sign and went on to attend Coastal Carolina...he pitched two seasons (2021-22) there before signing with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent in 2022...Phil has two other brothers, including a younger brother Nick, who played for the Phillies in 2022... Nick, an infielder, was a 2017 seventh round pick of the Phillies before debuting with the club in 2021...the two have faced each other once in the Majors on Oct. 5, 2022 in Houston, with Nick connecting for a single off of Phil...Nick was traded to Detroit this offseason...After high school, Phil went undrafted and went on to attend Louisiana Tech for four years (2012-15)...had a highly decorated career at LA Tech, ending his time as the program’s all-time leader in innings pitched (358.2), while ranking second in strikeouts (324)... in his senior season of 2015, led Conference USA and LA Tech with 90 strikeouts in his 88.0 innings pitched...Selected by the Padres in the 20th round of the 2015 Draft...officially signed on June 13, 2015...While pitching for the Padres in 2018 used the nickname “Spin Rate” on the back of his jersey for Players Weekend...the name was chosen for him by the veterans on San Diego’s roster...led the Padres that season with an average spin rate of 2,634 rpms (min. 200 pitches thrown)...in 2022, his fastball spin rate graded out in the 93rd percentile of all MLB pitchers, with his curveball in the 97th percentile...Was acquired by Houston at the 2021 trading deadline, along with minor league catcher Yanier Diaz, in exchange for OF Myles Straw...With five-plus years of service time, Maton is eligible for free agency following the 2023 season.
Went 0-2 with a 3.84 ERA in 65.2 IP in his first full season with Astros...pitched in more games (67) than any other year in career...posted a career-best 3.84 ERA and 1.25 WHIP...struck out 73 in 65.2 innings and recorded 14 holds...Reached career-bests with 67 apps., a 3.84 ERA and 1.25 WHIP...allowed batters on at the lowest-rate of career (.321 OBP) and posted his best opponent SLG% of any non-2020 season of his career (.408)... also recorded career-high in holds (14)...Ranked in the 97th percentile in curveball spin, averaging 2,997 rpm on the pitch...also checked in at the 93rd percentile in fastball spin (2,487 rpm)...Ranked in the top 3% of MLB in lowest avg. exit velocity allowed (85.1 MPH)...also ranked in top 2% of MLB in lowest hard-hit percentage (29.5%)...Pitched well at home, posting a 3.21 ERA and a .205 opponent batting average...struck out 42 batters in 33.2IP at Minute Maid Park...in one-run games, allowed just a .159 opponent batting average... allowed just one hit out of 10 batters who came to the plate with the bases loaded against him...Made his fourth consecutive Opening Day roster and his first with the Astros...Tossed an immaculate inning on June 15 at TEX, using all fastballs...marked the ninth immaculate inning in Astros history...joined Luis Garcia as the only teammates in MLB history to record an immaculate in the same game...Had stretch of 12 scoreless frames from Aug. 25 to Sept. 24...allowed just five hits and struck out 14 in that run...had a dominant September, posting a 1.46 ERA in 11 games...Did not appear on any Astros Postseason roster due to injury.
Combined to finish the season with a 4.73 ERA (35ER/66.2IP) with a career-high 85 strikeouts in 65 appearances with Cleveland and Houston...Made his third consecutive OPENING DAY roster and his second straight in Cleveland...Appeared in 26 regular season games after joining the Astros via trade, recording a 5.18 ERA (14ER/24.1IP) with 21 strikeouts...acquired from Cleveland on July 30 along with minor league C Yainer Diaz in exchange for OF Myles Straw...Went 11 straight scoreless appearances from Aug. 29-Sept. 18 (10.2 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 11 SO)..Struck out 85 hitters in his 66.2 innings of work for a 11.48 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ratio, which ranked 14th in the AL (min 60 IP)...Notched a phenomenal POSTSEASON, appearing in 12 games while recording a 0.73 ERA (1ER/12.1IP) with three walks, 14 strikeouts and a 0.97 WHIP...his 0.73 ERA tied as the second-lowest ERA in a single postseason in club history, tied with Brad Lidge’s 2004 and behind only Mike Scott’s 1986 (0.50 ERA).
Spent his first full season at the Major League level, averaging 13.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP for the year...Finished third on the staff with four holds all recorded after Aug. 30...Recorded his best work over his first 12 appearances, posting an ERA of 0.73 thru games of Sept. 2 (12.1IP, 9H, 1R/ER, 17SO)...Struggled over his last 11 outings, recording an ERA of 9.64 to finish out the campaign (9.1IP, 14H, 10ER, 15SO)...Led the staff with 12 appearances in September...Posted four outings of at least 1.1 IP...Allowed only one home run on the year and did not yield a homer to a right-handed hitter...Batters hit .455 (10-for-22) off him with RISP...Pitched in both games of the Wild Card Series vs. New York-AL, posted 1.1 scoreless IP in Game 1 and allowed one run in 2.0 IP in the second game, allowing just one hit over the two games (3.1IP).
Acquired by Cleveland from San Diego on July 12 and spent the last six weeks of the Major League season in the Indians bullpen after his final recall of August 15...Was on San Diego's Opening Day roster and overall spent five stints with the Padres (March 27-April 3; Apr. 14-20; Apr. 30; May 5-31; June 15-July 1)...Around his stints with the Padres he posted a 2.89 ERA in 13 relief outings in AAA El Paso (18.2IP, 17H, 6ER, 6BB, 30SO)...Following the July 12 trade, his option was transferred to AAA Columbus...Was recalled three times by Cleveland (August 2-4; August 7; Aug. 15-remainder) and around his tenure with the Indians posted a 2.53 ERA in nine relief outings with the Clippers (10.2IP, 5H, 3R/ER 4BB, 17SO, .143 avg)...Currently owns a career Minor League ERA of 2.07 (152.0IP, 111H, 35ER, 233SO, .200 avg, 13.8 SO per 9.0IP)...With Cleveland he allowed earned runs in three of his nine outings and recorded four appearances of at least 2.0 IP with the Indians...His 3.0-inning outing of July 2 with San Diego vs. SF equaled a career-longest outing...Held right-handed batters to a .236 (21-89) batting average in 2019 while left-handed batters posted a .293 (17-58) mark.
Maton (pronounced: MAY-tohn, as in "on deck") spent most of the season with SD, making 45 relief appearances out of the SD bullpen... Began the season with El Paso (AAA) but did not make an appearance before being recalled by SD on 4/4...In his first 15 appearances (4/5-5/12) had a 0.56 ERA (1 ER, 16.0 IP) with 17 SO against seven BB...Fanned a career-high five batters and worked a career-high 2.2 innings on 4/11 at COL...Placed on the 10-day DL on 5/13 with a right lat strain...made six rehab appearances between Lake Elsinore (A) and San Antonio (AA), missing 35 games before being reinstated on 6/21...Made two appearances for SD before being optioned to ELP on 6/24.. recorded six relief appearances for ELP, owning a 2.84 ERA before recalled by SD on 7/9, remaining with the big-league club for the rest of the season..Prior to the All-Star break, owned a 2.49 ERA (6 ER, 21.2 IP) in 20 appearances with no HR...following the All-Star break, had a 5.96 ERA (17 ER, 25.2 IP) in 25 games, allowing three HR...Had a 3.71 ERA (11 ER, 26.2 IP) at home, and in 46 career games at Petco Park, owns a 2.77 ERA (15 ER, 48.2 IP) with 54 SO against 19 BB...Nicknamed "Spin Rate" on the back of his jersey for Players' Weekend, led SD with an average spin rate of 2,634 revolutions per minute (min. 200 pitches thrown)...Relied on two primary pitches: four-seamer (61.6%) and slider (38.4%).
Split the season between El Paso (AAA) and San Diego, making his MLB debut on 6/11 vs. KC and becoming the first player selected by the Padres in the 2015 Draft to make the big leagues... At the time of his call-up to the big league squad on 6/11, he ranked tied for the Pacific Coast League lead with 13 saves in 13 opportunities and pitched to a 2.84 ERA (8 ER, 25.1 IP) with 31 SO against nine BB…did not allow a run over his final nine appearances and 10.1 IP for the Chihuahuas... Tossed a perfect eighth inning against the heart of the Royals' order on 6/11 in the seven-pitch big league debut... Began his ML career with an 8.1-scoreless inning streak in his first 10 relief appearances from 6/11-30 with 11 SO against no walks and limiting opposing hitters to .167 overage... During the scoreless streak, earned his first ML save on 6/17 at MIL and his first ML win on 6/21 at CHC... Allowed six runs (all earned) over his next four outings and 3.2 IP (14.73 ERA) from 7/2-9, but responded by allowing just one earned run over his next 10 outings and 10.2 IP from 7/14-8/4 (0.84 ERA)... Earned his second big league win on 7/21 at SF in SD's 12-9 extra-inning victory, tossing a career-high-tying 2.0 IP and allowing no hits across just 17 pitches.. Allowed seven runs (all earned) over his four outings and 3.1 IP from 8/5-12, but closed the season allowing just eight runs (six earned) over his final 17.0 IP and 18 outings from 8/14 to 10/1... Posted a 1.57 ERA (4 ER, 23.0 IP) at Petco Park as opposed to a 7.20 ERA (16 ER, 20.0 IP) on the road... Righties hit just .211 (20-for-95) off him while lefties hit .300 (21-for-70)... Held the opposition to a .229 (8-for-35) average with runners in scoring position and a .167 (2-for-12) average in extra-innings.