- Full name Matthew Robert Gage
- Born 02/11/1993 in Johnstown, NY
- Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 265 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Siena
- Debut 06/06/2022
- Drafted in the 10th round (298th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2014 (signed for $138,200).
Organization Prospect Rankings
There's nothing flashy about Gage, but he has a long track record of durability and strike throwing. Gage impressed scouts in the leadup to the 2014 draft as he allowed one run in a 10-inning start in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, then held Texas Christian to one run in nine innings in the NCAA tournament. As a pro, Gage has moved quickly. He made it to Double-A in his first full season and impressed with his consistency in Richmond in 2016. Gage fills the strike zone with a wide array of pitches. Much like fellow Giants' Ty Blach or Clayton Blackburn, his stuff is less notable for its firmness than his ability to spot his pitches and mess with hitters' heads. Gage mixes an 88-92 mph fastball, a high 80s cutter, a low 80s slider and changeup and a mid-70s curveball. None is plus, but Gage's control is at least above-average and he gets good sink on his fastball, helping to keep the ball in the ballpark and rarely catching the middle of the plate. Gage looks to be a fifth starter at best, but the Giants have full big league rotation and a very crowded Triple-A rotation as well.
Best Tools List
- Rated Best Control in the San Francisco Giants in 2018