Matt Thaiss
Matt Thaiss
Matt Thaiss
Matt Thaiss
23-Year-Old 1B
2018 Stats
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Thaiss is a catcher turned first baseman who turns 23 in May and has hit 15 home runs in 200 pro games. That wouldn't be an encouraging sign if he were a third baseman or corner outfielder, but as a first baseman or designated hitter, the bar is even higher. He walked at a... read more
Thaiss is a catcher turned first baseman who turns 23 in May and has hit 15 home runs in 200 pro games. That wouldn't be an encouraging sign if he were a third baseman or corner outfielder, but as a first baseman or designated hitter, the bar is even higher. He walked at a 16.7 percent clip at Double-A last year, which is awesome, but he also posted a .096 ISO at that stop. There is no denying that he projects to get on base at a pretty solid clip, but that might be his only above-average offensive skill. Scouts have put 60s on his hit tool in the past, but his production in full-season ball has not matched that outlook. He is also not a defensive asset, so his glove won't be able to buy his bat developmental time. If he overhauled his swing with an emphasis on lofting the ball more, he could potentially tap into 20-homer power. Even in that optimistic scenario, he would struggle to ever finish as a top-15 fantasy first baseman.
LEAGUE: AAA    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 5'11"    WT: 197 lbs.    DOB: 5/6/1995    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2016Show Contract
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Matt Thaiss Contract Info:
Signed a contract with the Angels in June of 2016 that includes a $2.15 million signing bonus.
Returns to lineup over weekend
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
June 18, 2018
Thaiss (personal) was activated from the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Salt Lake and appeared in three games for the club over the weekend, going a combined 1-for-11.
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2018 Stat Review for Matt Thaiss
0.33 BB/K
WEAK
6.0 % BB Rate
WEAK
18.0 % K Rate
GOOD
0.794 OPS
GOOD
0.323 OBP
WEAK
0.278 AVG
GOOD
0.317 BABIP
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Catcher
  1. 1. JoseJ. Briceno (R)
  2. 2. FranciscoF. Arcia (L)
  3. X. ReneR. Rivera (R) 60-Day DL
Second Baseman
  1. 1. DavidD. Fletcher (R)
  2. 2. KalebK. Cowart (S)
  3. X. ZackZ. Cozart (R) 60-Day DL
Third Baseman
  1. 1. KalebK. Cowart (S)
  2. 2. TaylorT. Ward (R)
  3. 3. DavidD. Fletcher (R)
  4. 4. JefryJ. Marte (R)
  5. X. ZackZ. Cozart (R) 60-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. 1. AndreltonA. Simmons (R)
  2. 2. DavidD. Fletcher (R)
  3. X. ZackZ. Cozart (R) 60-Day DL
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  2. Matt Thaiss 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Thaiss was an offensive-minded catcher at Virginia and the Angels thought enough of his bat that they drafted him with the 16th overall pick and immediately transitioned him to first base. Their evaluation appears to have been accurate, as he quickly earned a promotion from the Pioneer League to the Midwest League, posting a 129 wRC+ and 28:22 K:BB in 226 plate appearances against Low-A pitching. Thaiss will not offer light tower power, but he has enough pop to profile as a 25-homer threat in his prime years. A plus hitter who makes excellent contact and showed more of a willingness to work the count after his promotion, Thaiss could be a .300 hitter who walks at a 10 percent clip. That hit tool will be his money maker. If it reaches its plus projection, the game power will play to plus. If his hit tool falls short, he probably won't do enough with the bat to profile as a regular at first base.
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Returns to lineup over weekend
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
June 18, 2018
Thaiss (personal) was activated from the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Salt Lake and appeared in three games for the club over the weekend, going a combined 1-for-11.
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Hits temporary inactive list
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
Personal
June 15, 2018
Thaiss was placed on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.
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Promoted to Triple-A
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
May 22, 2018
Thaiss was promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Four hits for BayBears
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
April 25, 2018
Thaiss went 4-for-5 with three runs Tuesday for Double-A Mobile against Mississippi.
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Sent to minor-league camp
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
March 17, 2018
Thaiss was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday.
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