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23 Matt Thaiss 3B

Los Angeles Angels

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
4%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
221.136430
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019LAA825331421400.185.280.120

Player Updates

July 18, 2019 07:20 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Out vs. lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss isn't in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros.

Thaiss drew a start Wednesday, but he was unable to collect a base knock (0-for-4). He'll head to the bench with a lefty on the hill for Houston in the series finale. David Fletcher will start at third base and lead off with Thaiss riding the pine.

July 16, 2019 06:52 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Bows out of starting nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss will head to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Astros.

The 24-year-old will take a seat for the second straight contest, as David Fletcher once again draws the start at the hot corner. Thaiss has gone 3-for-17 with a homer and four RBI over five games since being promoted July 3.

July 15, 2019 06:36 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Sitting vs. lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss will head to the bench for Monday's game against the Astros.

Thaiss went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Sunday's series finale with Seattle, but he'll take a seat Monday with Framber Valdez set to serve as the bulk reliever. David Fletcher will lead off and man the hot corner, opening the door for Luis Rengifo to draw a start at second base.

July 14, 2019 11:00 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Hits game-winning home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, three RBI and two runs scored during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

Thaiss entered the game with just one hit in 14 at-bats this month, but he came through in a big way when he hit a three-run home run -- the first of his career -- to give his club the lead for good in the eighth inning. Despite this pivotal contribution, Thaiss should not be considered for fantasy purposes until he displays the ability to produce regularly.

July 13, 2019 11:28 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: On bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is not starting Saturday against Seattle.

Thaiss started four of the six previous games but will sit Saturday, likely due to the Mariners starting lefty Wade LeBlanc. If Thaiss is indeed in a platoon role, he could find himself on the bench frequently over the next few days, with the Angels facing three lefties in their next five contests. David Fletcher will start at third base Saturday, with Luis Rengifo at second.

July 7, 2019 02:12 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Garners third start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss will start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the Astros, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Though Thaiss didn't play the hot corner much during his time in the minors, the Angels will give him a chance to prove his worth at the position while Tommy La Stella (lower leg) likely remains sidelined through August. While starting in two of his first four games with the big club, Thaiss has gone 1-for-7 with a double and three strikeouts.

July 3, 2019 04:12 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Contract selected from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is being promoted to the big leagues prior to Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Since the start of June, Thaiss is hitting .303/.433/.587 with eight home runs and more walks (25) than strikeouts (23) in 27 games at Triple-A. He has played 47 games at third base, 23 games at first base and another 10 at designated hitter, which should accurately represent how he will be used in the majors. Tommy La Stella (shin) is currently banged up, so Thaiss could start right away at the hot corner. With the Angels purchasing his contract, there will need to be corresponding moves, which have not yet been announced.

April 18, 2019 02:52 AM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Testing out third base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is starting at third base for Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

The Angels have a logjam at first base and designated hitter with Albert Pujols and Justin Bour -- while Shohei Ohtani (elbow) is also nearing his return -- so Thaiss will attempt to increase his positional versatility. The 23-year-old slashed .372/.413/.674 during his time in major-league camp this spring.

March 27, 2019 09:48 AM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Heads to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Angels reassigned Thaiss to minor-league camp Wednesday.

Thaiss stuck around for the entirety of the Angels' big-league camp, slashing .372/.413/.674 with nine extra-base hits across 46 plate appearances this spring. The 23-year-old should get the call to the majors at some point in 2019 but could have trouble finding regular at-bats if all of Shohei Ohtani (elbow), Albert Pujols and Justin Bour are on the active roster.

February 27, 2019 04:00 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Knocks two doubles Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss was 2-for-3 with a run scored, two RBI and two doubles during Tuesday's spring win against Oakland.

Thaiss posted a .277/.328/.457 slash line with 10 home runs over 85 games at Triple-A Salt Lake in 2018. Barring an injury to Justin Bour or Albert Pujols, the 23-year-old is unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster.

January 25, 2019 08:16 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Will join big-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss earned an invitation to the Angels' major-league camp Friday.

Thaiss played 85 games for Triple-A Salt Lake last season, posting a mediocre .277/.328/.457 line in 85 games. That's not great for a first baseman, and he's unlikely to make the big-league roster out of camp, but he'll be just an injury or two away from making his debut once the season gets underway.

June 18, 2018 03:56 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Returns to lineup over weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Thaiss was away from the team for three days while attending to the personal matter. The 23-year-old first baseman is slashing .308/.357/.549 across 98 plate appearances with Salt Lake since being promoted from Double-A Mobile in late May.

June 16, 2018 12:04 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Hits temporary inactive list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss was placed on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.

The reason behind Thaiss' absence is unclear, nor is it known when the Angels expect him to rejoin the Triple-A affiliate. The temporary hiatus comes in the midst of a hot stretch at the plate for the first baseman, who had racked up five extra-base hits as part of a 13-for-32 (.406) showing over the previous seven contests. Thaiss is slashing a healthy .338/.376/.600 while striking out only 11 times in 85 plate appearances (12.9 percent) since earning a promotion to the Pacific Coast League in late May.

May 23, 2018 12:28 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Promoted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss was promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Thaiss will head to Triple-A for the first time in his career after slashing .287/.352/.490 with six homers across 40 games with Double-A Mobile. The 23-year-old will look to carry his success to the highest level of the minors, where he'll likely spend the remainder of the season. Thaiss could earn a September callup to the Angels if he holds his own with the Bees.

April 25, 2018 10:16 AM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Four hits for BayBears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss went 4-for-5 with three runs Tuesday for Double-A Mobile against Mississippi.

The four-hit night upped his average from .250 to .290, and his overall slash line (.290/.333/.464) now looks closer to what we would expect from Thaiss in a return trip to the Southern League. His current .174 ISO is his highest mark since rookie ball, which is important because hitting for notable power was the one thing he needed to improve on this season. He will likely be promoted to Triple-A in the coming months, and may even earn a September call-up to the majors.

March 17, 2018 02:28 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Sent to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday.

He hit .259 with two home runs and a .310 OBP in 27 spring at-bats. Thaiss should open the year at either Double-A or Triple-A and could reach the big leagues this season. However, he may not be able to get everyday at-bats in the majors anytime soon, barring an injury.

March 4, 2018 11:36 AM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Making bid for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss came off the bench and went 2-for-2 with a solo home run in Saturday's spring training loss to the Mariners.

The Angels' first base prospect has hit the ground running this spring, batting .313 (5-for-16) with a pair of homers and four RBI. He has a tough road to breaking camp on the 25-man roster as the club will likely want its backup first baseman to be right-handed in order to platoon with Luis Valbuena. That said, if the 22-year-old can continue to prove that he has developed the power to complement his solid discipline at the plate (77 walks in 606 plate appearances across two levels last season), he could force manager Mike Scioscia to make a tough decision come Opening Day.

February 6, 2018 06:48 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Invited to spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss was invited to attend spring training as a non-roster invitee, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Thaiss started the 2017 season at High-A Inland Empire, where he played 84 games before earning a promotion to Double-A Mobile. He impressed with Mobile, where he posted an outstanding .412 on-base percentage over 49 games. Between the two levels, the 22-year-old combined to slash .274/.375/.395.

July 11, 2017 06:12 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Heads to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss was promoted to Double-A Mobile on Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

The 2016 first-round pick will move up to the next level of the minor leagues after 84 games with High-A Inland Empire this season. During 385 plate appearances in 2017, Thaiss has batted .265/.353/.399 with eight home runs and 48 RBI. Although he hasn't been overly impressive, especially in terms of power at the plate, the Angels want to give him a chance to work on his game at a higher level.

June 20, 2017 05:52 PM
Angels' Matt Thaiss: Not showing enough power at High-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thaiss is slashing .262/.351/.396 with seven home runs and a 44:33 K:BB in 299 plate appearances for High-A Inland Empire.

His approach remains impeccable, but for a 22-year-old first baseman at High-A, his .135 ISO leaves a lot to be desired. As a recent first-round pick (No. 16 overall in 2016), Thaiss will be given the benefit of the doubt for a little while longer, but he will need to start tapping into more power or showing off an elite hit tool in order to realistically profile as an everyday big-league first baseman.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Seattle721 .444 .714 .286
vs Leake (Career)100000
vs RHP1910 .100 .105 .053
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019LAA825331421400 .185 .280 .120
Total 825331421400 .185 .280 .120
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2019LAA1B3220200001.000
2019LAA3B65716001.000
Total  8727216001.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2019LAA10700000
Total 10700000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016R-Orem15651622712124424 .394 .569 .338
2016AFX-Burlington521992455123431222810 .351 .427 .276
2017AA-Mobile BayBears491782952140125375043 .412 .388 .292
2017AFA-Inland Empire 66ers843364689134848405943 .353 .399 .265
Total 200778115218468151161031411110 .369 .418 .280
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/215
Birthdate:
5/6/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Jackson, NJ
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:
Virginia
MLB Experience:
1