• Full name Matthew George Manning
  • Born 01/28/1998 in Sacramento, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Sheldon
  • Debut 06/17/2021
  • Drafted in the 1st round (9th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2016 (signed for $3,505,800).
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    Manning's 6-foot-11 father Rich spent parts of two seasons in the NBA, and Matt's brother Ryan took a medical redshirt basketball at Air Force this winter, where he's a 6-foot-6 wing. The younger Manning stands 6-foot-5, averaged 19.4 points per game this winter in hoops and is signed to play both sports at Loyola Marymount. Manning has plenty of projection remaining in his frame, which has room to carry much more than his listed 195 pounds. Manning has made a jump from last summer's showcase circuit, with his significant athletic ability allowing him to improve by leaps. He's shortened his arm stroke in the back, allowing him to repeat his release point and improve his command of the strike zone. He's pitching with a plus fastball that has reached 96-97 mph, with some reports of him up to 99, and was throwing more strikes with his curveball and changeup. His secondary pitches remain inconsistent, but he's repeating his delivery better than ever, emerging as the draft's top pitcher in the Golden State.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the Detroit Tigers in 2020
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Detroit Tigers in 2019

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Career Transactions

  • Detroit Tigers recalled RHP Matt Manning from Toledo Mud Hens.
  • Detroit Tigers optioned RHP Matt Manning to Toledo Mud Hens.
  • Detroit Tigers recalled RHP Matt Manning from Toledo Mud Hens.
  • RHP Matt Manning returned to Toledo Mud Hens from Detroit Tigers.
  • Detroit Tigers activated RHP Matt Manning.
  • Detroit Tigers recalled RHP Matt Manning from Toledo Mud Hens.
  • Detroit Tigers optioned RHP Matt Manning to Toledo Mud Hens.
  • Detroit Tigers recalled RHP Matt Manning from Toledo Mud Hens.
  • Detroit Tigers activated RHP Matt Manning from the 60-day injured list.
  • Detroit Tigers sent RHP Matt Manning on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
  • Detroit Tigers sent RHP Matt Manning on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
  • Detroit Tigers sent RHP Matt Manning on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
  • Detroit Tigers transferred RHP Matt Manning from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
  • Detroit Tigers placed RHP Matt Manning on the 15-day injured list. Right foot fracture.

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