Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 10th round of the 2021 MLB Draft out of Duke... signed with the Cubs on July 16, 2021... from Larchmont, New York... made his Cubs debut on Aug. 9, 2021 with the ACL Cubs.. made his Myrtle Beach debut on Aug. 20, 2021... made his Triple-A debut with Iowa on Oct. 1, 2021... returned to Myrtle Beach to begin his first full season and had a career-high two-homer, seven-RBI game on May 4, 2022
Played one season at Duke (2021) as a grad student while taking advantage of the NCAA transfer portal and bonus year of eligibility during Covid-19 pandemic... appeared and started in 54 of Duke’s 55 games primarily in right field and as the designated hitter… ranked third on the team in batting average (.297) and hits (65) and second in home runs (15)… led the Blue Devils and finished sixth in the ACC with 15 stolen bases… became the first player in Duke history to tally 15+ home runs and 15+ stolen bases in a single season… his 15 homers ranked eighth in the ACC and tied for seventh all-time by a Blue Devil in a single season… teamed up with RJ Schreck to be the second duo in program history to hit 15+ home runs in a season… was part of Duke lineup that hit 78 homers to rank fourth in school history and the most under head coach Chris Pollard… helped lead Duke to the 2021 ACC Baseball Championship title, winning the tournament for the first time in Duke history… helped Duke to win 12 straight games heading into NCAA postseason play, the longest winning streak by a Duke team since 1998… finished third on the team with 19 multi-hit games.. majored in Management Studies at Duke
Prior to Duke, Matt played four seasons at Penn... appeared in eight games for Penn in 2020 before the season was suspended due to Covid-19... in those eight games, he led the Ivy League with 16 hits and ranked 10th in the nation with a .457 batting average... in 2019 at Penn, Matt was First-Team All-Ivy Selection (OF) and was one of five players to start all 41 games for the Quakers … tied the program record after tripling six times… Led the Ivy League in triples … Fifth on the team with a .328 batting average (64-for-195) … Tied for second on the team with 64 hits … Led the Ivy League with 46 runs scored … Set the program record for at-bats in a season after an Ivy League-leading 195 at-bats … set the NCAA record for at-bats in a game after 12 at-bats in Penn’s 21-inning game against Dartmouth (April 6)... in 2018 at Penn, he was named Second-Team All-Ivy (OF) ... All-Big 5 ... Appeared in 32 games with 28 starts, all of which came in the outfield ... Batted .308 (33-of-107) on the season with 17 RBIs, 15 runs scored, seven doubles and two homers... in 2017 at Penn, Matt appeared in 32 games in his first season, making 28 starts and was named Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week (3/7) after batting .400 (4-10) with two doubles and a run batted in ... hit his first career home run against Brown (4/8/17)... was enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences
Played three seasons at Mamaroneck (New York) High School where he also lettered three years in football and one in basketball... served as team captain for baseball and football and was the 2016 New York Section 1 Player of the Year... was a member of 2016 league championship team, was named First Team All-State and All-Conference and was the recipient of Con Edison and NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete award... voted 2016 Mamaroneck High School Athlete of the Year... was a member of National Honor Society... played for the New Rochelle Dirtbags in the Westchester-Rockland Wood Bat League in 2018, hitting .304 with four RBIs, three doubles and seven runs scored in eight games... played for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in the Northwoods League in 2019... son of Peter and Robin Matt ... has two sisters Ryan and Meagan … sister, Meagan was a member of the rowing team at Tufts University.