• Full name Daniel Zebulon Matthews
  • Born 05/22/2000 in Cullowhee, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Western Carolina
  • Drafted in the 8th round (234th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2022 (signed for $125,000).
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    A tall, lean 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, Matthews was a three-year performer at Western Carolina. An elite strike-thrower, he struck out 211 and walked 30 in 183.1 career innings at WCU. He was a starter for his first two college seasons and for the first half of his third season before moving to the bullpen, where his stuff found another gear. His fastball, which was a high-80s pitch that touched the low 90s as a starter, bumped as high as 97 mph as a reliever, and his stuff bounced back well enough to allow him to throw multiple times in a weekend. His best offspeed offering is a mid-80s slider that had a 40% whiff rate last season.

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Career Transactions

  • RHP Zebby Matthews assigned to Wichita Wind Surge from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
  • RHP Zebby Matthews assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels activated RHP Zebby Matthews.
  • RHP Zebby Matthews assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.

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