- Full name Matthew J. Tracy
- Born 11/26/1988 in St. Louis, MO
- Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Mississippi
- Debut 04/11/2015
- Drafted in the 24th round (749th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2011.
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Tracy got as much playing time in the outfield as on the mound at Mississippi. The Yankees liked his physical frame and fresh arm, waited until the 24th round to draft him in 2011, and signed him for just $2,000. Hitting 94 mph with his fastball, he pitched his way into the Staten Island rotation in his pro debut and continued to impress during instructional league. He jumped to Tampa for his first full pro season, but he strained his right hamstring in spring training and had an inconsistent 2012. Tracy's arm strength and size are his best traits. His fastball sits at 89-92 mph and he has a feel for locating it inside against righthanders, making them uncomfortable. His curveball and changeup also have their moments. New York worked with him in instructional league on getting better snap on his curve, altering his grip. A wrist wrap in his arm action makes it tougher for him to repeat his breaking ball's release point. He also could use better control and command. He'll join forces again with Nik Turley in 2013, this time in Double-A.