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23 Matt Thaiss 3B

Los Angeles Angels

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1478.21123170
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019LAA531471731823175200.293.422.211

Player Updates

July 5, 2020 12:24 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Not present for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Joe Maddon confirmed Sunday that Thaiss has yet to join the Angels for summer camp, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Maddon noted that he couldn't specify why Thaiss was absent from camp, leaving the 25-year-old's availability for Opening Day in late July in uncertainty at the moment. Before MLB suspended its season in mid-March, Thaiss had been well positioned to win a spot on the Angels' Opening Day roster as a reserve corner infielder.

March 19, 2020 12:24 AM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Has leg up on roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is expected to claim a roster spot as the Angels' backup first baseman, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Thaiss entered spring training in a competition with Jared Walsh to back up Albert Pujols. While Walsh hit just .150 in Cactus League play, Thaiss batted .269 and drove in five runs. That figures to make him the favorite to land one of the club's final two roster spots, especially since Tommy La Stella -- initially expected to spend some time at first base this season -- did not log any reps at the position during spring training.

March 4, 2020 06:24 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Enjoying strong spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is hitting .278 (5-for-18) with a home run and five RBI in Cactus League play.

Thaiss hit only .211 in 147 major-league at-bats last season, but he has consistently shown good hitting skills in the minors while his power has begun to emerge over the last two seasons. The 24-year-old won't have an everyday role with the Angels to begin the campaign, but his ability to play both corner infield positions could help him nail down a spot on the big-league roster.

February 19, 2020 02:00 AM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Will focus on first base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss will get the majority of his work at first base, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Although Thaiss spent time in the Dominican Republic this winter working at third base, the signing of Anthony Rendon has rendered the 24-year-old's services at the hot corner mostly unnecessary. Instead, Thaiss will focus on improving at first base, where he logged 13 games (as opposed to 43 games at third base) last season.

September 30, 2019 01:40 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Slugs two homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss went 3-for-4 with two homers, a double and four RBI in Sunday's loss to Houston.

Thaiss got the Angels on the board with a solo blast to center field in the third inning, slugged a two-run shot in the sixth, and capped the scoring with an RBI double in the eighth. The long balls snapped a 23-game homerless streak while the four runs batted in tied Thaiss's career high. The 24-year-old finishes his first major-league campaign with a .211/.293/.422 slash line, eight homers and 23 RBI in 53 games. He'll prepare for 2020 by working on his skills at third base while playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic during the offseason.

September 29, 2019 09:16 AM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

The 24-year-old has been splitting time at third base with Kaleb Cowart over the last week, and the latter receives the starting nod Saturday. Thaiss has a .196/.281/.364 slash line in 160 major-league appearances this season.

September 26, 2019 11:04 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Will play winter ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss will head to the Dominican Republic to play winter ball during the major-league offseason, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Thaiss will use his time in the Dominican Republic to continue working on his skills at third base. The 24-year-old has appeared in 51 games for the Angels this season, hitting .193 with six homers and 19 RBI in 140 at-bats.

September 26, 2019 04:24 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Out again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is not in the lineup Thursday against the Astros.

Thaiss will head to the bench for a second straight game with a left-hander in Wade Miley starting for the Astros on Thursday. Kaleb Cowart is once again starting at third base in his place, hitting eighth.

September 25, 2019 05:48 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Gets day off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is not starting Wednesday against the Athletics.

Thaiss is slashing .180/.281/.240 with three doubles and one RBI in his past 20 games. He'll give way to Kaleb Cowart at the hot corner in this one.

September 13, 2019 06:12 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Thaiss will retreat to the bench, opening the door for Albert Pujols to draw the start at first base and bat cleanup.

September 1, 2019 03:48 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Playing time on decline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Thaiss will be sitting due to a lefty (David Price) being on the bump for Boston, but the rookie doesn't look like he's a safe bet to play regularly versus righties anymore, either. He'll be on the bench for the fifth time in six games and looks to have effectively lost out to fellow infielder Luis Rengifo for a spot in Los Angeles' everyday lineup.

August 31, 2019 11:28 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Out again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is not in the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.

He'll stick on the bench for a second straight game as David Fletcher picks up another start at the hot corner in his absence. Thaiss is hitting just .145 with a .485 OPS in 22 games this month.

August 30, 2019 04:56 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is not starting Friday against Boston.

Thaiss has gone 2-for-17 at the plate over his last seven games. David Fletcher starts at third base in his absence.

August 27, 2019 05:56 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Sits again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss remains on the bench Tuesday against lefty Mike Minor and the Rangers.

Thaiss sits for the fourth time in six games, though five of those six contests have come against lefty starters. Albert Pujols starts at first base, with David Fletcher at the hot corner.

August 25, 2019 12:16 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

After going 2-for-8 with a double while starting the first two games of the series, the lefty-hitting Thaiss will take a seat for the finale with southpaw Framber Valdez on the bump for Houston. David Fletcher will slide over to third base while Thaiss sits, opening up the keystone for Luis Rengifo.

August 21, 2019 02:52 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Sitting vs. southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is not starting Wednesday against the Rangers.

Thaiss will sit for the third time in four games with the Angels facing another left-hander in Mike Minor. The rookie is hitting just .146 with a .505 OPS through 17 games this month.

August 21, 2019 09:56 AM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Not starting nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss isn't in the starting lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Thaiss went 0-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in Game 1, and he'll head to the bench for the nightcap. David Fletcher is set to lead off and man the hot corner with Thaiss out of action.

August 19, 2019 04:16 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Out of Monday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is not in Monday's lineup against the Rangers.

He went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI in Sunday's game against the White Sox. Thaiss is now hitting .265 with one home run and 15 strikeouts in 14 games this month. David Fletcher starts at third base in his stead.

August 18, 2019 09:28 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Collects four RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, and four RBI in Sunday's 9-2 win over the White Sox.

Thaiss opened the game's scoring with a three-run shot off White Sox starter Dylan Cease. The 24-year-old infielder has six homers since his MLB debut on July 3.

August 17, 2019 06:40 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Not in lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the White Sox.

Thaiss is amid a 3-for-22 stretch over his past six starts. The rookie infielder is 3-for-11 with a home run and four RBI against left-handers on the year, but he'll sit against southpaw Hector Santiago on Saturday.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston2740 .148 .185 .148
vs Cole (Career)300000
vs RHP121235 .279 .355 .190
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/19@NYY3010000
9/20@HOU4010000
9/22@HOU4000000
9/24OAK3110000
9/25OAK1000000
9/27HOU3010000
9/29HOU4232400
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020LAA0000000000------------
2019LAA531471731823175200.211.293.4220.715
Total531471731823175200.211.293.4220.715
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020LAA000000000
2019LAA53706200004
Total53706200004
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016R-Orem15651622712124424.339.394.569
2016AFX-Burlington521992455123431222810.276.351.427
2017AA-Mobile BayBears491782952140125375043.292.412.388
2017AFA-Inland Empire 66ers843364689134848405943.265.353.399
2018AAA-Salt Lake Bees85368541022461051286863.277.328.457
2018AAX-Mobile BayBears401572445102625163521.287.352.490
2019AAA-Salt Lake Bees7931063851721449596410.274.390.477
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/215
Birthdate:
5/6/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Jackson, NJ
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:
Virginia
MLB Experience:
1