• Full name Brice Andre Matthews
  • Born 03/16/2002 in Houston, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Nebraska
  • Drafted in the 1st round (28th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2023 (signed for $2,478,200).
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    School: Nebraska Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.3
    BA Grade:45/High
    Tools:Hit: 50. Power: 50. Run: 55. Field: 50. Arm: 55.

    During the 2023 season Matthews became the first player in Nebraska history to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases. He had a solid season in 2022, when he hit .261/.379/.476 with seven home runs, but made impressive adjustments during his draft year while drawing heavy scouting attention. Scouts marvel at the athleticism and tool set he brings, which can impact a game in multiple ways. A righthanded hitter with a 6-foot, 190-pound frame, Matthews destroyed pitches in almost every quadrant of the strike zone, and his loose, lightning-quick set of hands generated exit velocities up to 113 mph. Most of his heavy damage is to the pull side, but he has shown the ability to drive the ball the other way on pitches out and over the plate. Defensively, Matthews has the ability to stay at shortstop long term. He has the range, quickness and requisite arm strength for the position. He did commit 21 fielding errors this season and had a .900 fielding percentage, so if he’s not able to improve his consistency at the next level, scouts have considered him as a potential center fielder, where his above-average speed, arm, instincts and range could all translate nicely. With an up-the-middle profile and power/speed combination, he’s put himself into top-three rounds consideration.

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Career Transactions

  • Asheville Tourists placed SS Brice Matthews on the 7-day injured list.
  • SS Brice Matthews assigned to Asheville Tourists from Fayetteville Woodpeckers.
  • Fayetteville Woodpeckers activated SS Brice Matthews.
  • SS Brice Matthews assigned to Fayetteville Woodpeckers from FCL Astros.
  • SS Brice Matthews assigned to Fayetteville Woodpeckers from FCL Astros.
  • SS Brice Matthews assigned to FCL Astros.
  • Houston Astros signed SS Brice Matthews.

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