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matt andriese, 2013 topps heritage MilB #142

Player: Andriese, Matt

Card: 2013 Topps Heritage MiLB #142

Position: RHP

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Matthew Lee Andriese (born August 28, 1989 in Redlands, CA) is a professional baseball pitcher who has played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox, and Seattle Mariners. The San Diego Padres took him in the third round of the 2011 amateur draft; Josh Emmerick was the scout.

Matt had an excellent pro debut with the 2011 Eugene Emeralds, going 5-1 with a 1.51 ERA, 42 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings and a .197 opponent average. Had he qualified, he would have led the Northwest League in ERA; he did tie for 7th in wins. Baseball America named him the league's 6th-best prospect, between Jace Peterson and Rougned Odor.

In 2012, Andriese was 10-8 with a 3.58 ERA for the Lake Elsinore Storm. He led the hitter-friendly California League in ERA (by .04 ahead of Josh Bowman), tied for third in WHIP, tied for 4th in wins and was 7th with 131 strikeouts. Among Padres farmhands, he was 6th in ERA, tied Jorge Reyes for first in wins and was second in strikeouts (6 shy of leader Burch Smith). He joined Christian Bergman, Roenis Elias and Kevin Quackenbush as the league's All-Star pitchers, though Bergman won Pitcher of the Year.

Andriese opened 2013 sharp with the San Antonio Missions (8-2, 2.37), earning a promotion to the Tucson Padres. On January 22, 2014, he was included in a big trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, joining fellow pitchers Brad Boxberger and Matt Lollis and infielders Logan Forsythe and Maxx Tissenbaum in heading to Florida in return for pitchers Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn.

Andriese made his big league debut on April 10, 2015, throwing a scoreless inning of relief against the Miami Marlins. He recorded his first major league save on April 24th when he pitched the final three innings of a 12-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. He earned his first win on June 12th, pitching 5 2/3 innings in a 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox in his fourth start of the year. Overall, he pitched 25 times, including 8 starts, going 3-5, 4.11 with 2 saves.

On May 8th, he defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 3-1, in his first major league start of the season, then on May 14th pitched a two-hit shutout to defeat the Oakland Athletics, 6-0. It was his first career shutout and complete game. He went 8-8, 4.37 in 29 games (19 starts) that season, pitching 127 2/3 innings. In 2017, he made 17 starts in 18 appearances and went 5-5, 4.50 in 86 innings.

He moved to the bullpen in 2018, although he did start 4 games when the Rays used him as a "bullpen starter" as they often did that year. He was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 25th in return for catcher Michael Perez and pitcher Brian Shaffer. He then spent all of 2019 with the Diamondbacks, going 5-5, 4.71 with 1 save in 54 games, all in relief. He struck out 79 batters in 70 2/3 innings, his first time striking out over a batter per inning in the majors.

On January 14, 2020, he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels in return for Jeremy Beasley. On October 29, 2018, he was selected as an "MLB All-Star" at the 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series. On December 2, 2020, Andriese was nontendered by the Angels, and on December 23, 2020, Matt signed a one-year, $1.85 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. Matt is on Twitter @MAndriese.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


2015 Topps #US34
2016 Topps #US180


Matt is also part of the Boston Red Sox Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

See all Matt’s baseball cards at TCDB

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