• Full name Matthew Winaker
  • Born 11/29/1995 in Alamo, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Stanford
  • Drafted in the 5th round (157th overall) by the New York Mets in 2017 (signed for $280,000).
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    A former prep quarterback, Winaker had two modest seasons for Stanford before helping lead the Cardinal to a big finish and second place in the Pacific-12 Conference as a junior. He runs well enough for the outfield, but Stanford likes agile defenders at first base, and Winaker qualifies. He led the team with eight home runs after hitting just three in his first two seasons. He has some present strength in his 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame and controls the strike zone, with more walks (98) than strikeouts (81) in every college season. He hit a soft .270 in the Cape Cod League last summer, but his power improvement this spring stands out, especially considering all eight of his homers came in Pac-12 play.

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  • Staten Island Ferry Hawks released 1B Matt Winaker.
  • Staten Island Ferry Hawks signed 1B Matt Winaker.
  • Binghamton Rumble Ponies released 1B Matt Winaker.
  • 1B Matt Winaker roster status changed by New York Mets.
  • 1B Matt Winaker assigned to New York Mets.

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