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Matt Tuiasosopo

Matt Tuiasosopo 18 LF

Charlotte Knights

  • Status: Disabled 7-Day
  • Full Name: Matthew P. Tuiasosopo
  • Age: 28 (May 10, 1986)
  • Birthplace: Bellevue, WA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 225
  • Draft: Round 3 (2004, SEA)
  • MLB Debut: 09/05/2008
  • School: Woodinville, WA
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Matt Tuiasosopo Stats Summary

Matt Tuiasosopo Career Stats

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Matt Tuiasosopo Awards and Honors

Matt Tuiasosopo  18 LF

  • Full Name: Matthew P. Tuiasosopo
  • Born: May 10, 1986
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Bellevue, WA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 225
  • Draft: Round 3 (2004, SEA)
  • School: Woodinville, WA
  • MLB Debut: 09/05/2008

2014: Split the season between Buffalo and Charlotte, batting .240 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI between the two clubs...Ranked fourth in the International League with 71 walks...Opened the year with Buffalo before being acquired by the White Sox on June 12 in exchange for cash considerations...Belted a grand slam vs. Gwinnett, August 18...Hit .277 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games for Charlotte... Batted .340 (32-94) in 29 road games with the Knights...Reached base safely in 25 consecutive home games from July 4 - August 25, over which he posted a .464 on-base percentage. 
2013: Spent the majority of the season with Detroit, where he set MLB career-highs in nearly every offensive category...Made Tigers Opening Day roster...Homered and drove in five in a win vs. Atlanta, April 26...Homered in three straight games, July 8-11...Batted .329 (28-85) with six home runs and 22 RBI in 42 games before the All-Star break...Hit .313 (15-48) against right-handed pitching. 
2012: Collected a season-high four hits and two home runs on May 4 versus Syracuse -- matched the high with four hits on July 17 versus Toledo...Batted .305 (29-95) with five doubles, four home runs and 18 RBI in 30 games during May...Hit .304 (31-102) vs. left-handed pitchers.
2011: Ranked 4th in the Pacific Coast League with 75 walks, while he ranked fifth with 132 strikeouts... Landed on the disabled list on August 25 with a left hamstring strain...Unconditionally released by the Mariners organization on September 6.
2010: Saw action in 11 games with the Mariners before his contract was optioned to Tacoma on May 2... Hit .321 (9-28) in eight games before his contract was recalled from Tacoma by Seattle on May 12...Had his contract optioned to Tacoma by Seattle on June 20 -- batted .419 (13-31) with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI in eight games during June with Tacoma...Had his contract recalled from Tacoma by Seattle for the remainder of the season on July 31...Established a career high with four RBI on August 17 at Baltimore...Collected a career-best three hits on August 25 at Boston.
2009: Belted his first major league home run on 9/27 at Toronto, a solo home run off of Brian Tallet...Named 19th-best prospect in the Mariners organization following the season by Baseball America.
2008: Made his major league debut on September 5 vs. the New York Yankees and collected a double off of Andy Pettitte in the fourth inning for his first major league hit...Named the 15th-best prospect in the Mariners organization following the season by Baseball America.
PERSONAL: Matthew P. Tuiasosopo was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 12/17/14... Originally selected by Seattle in the 3rd round of the 2004 draft...Attended Woodinville HS (WA)...Before beginning his baseball career, he had signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Washington...His father, Manu, was a defensive lineman in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks...His brother, Marques, was a quarterback in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets, and currently serves as a coach with the USC Trojans...His other brother, Zach, was a fullback in the NFL.