Phil Maton

Phil Maton

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Phil Maton(Phillip Louis Maton III) is an American professional baseball pitcher who plays Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Phil Maton played for various teams such as San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros and many more

Early Life

Phil was born on the 25th of March, 1993, in Paducah, Kentucky, USA. Phil is 29 years old as of 2022. Phillip Louis Maton III is his full name. He is American and his ethnicity is Caucasian. His religion is Christianity. He was born to parents Phil Maton and Ellen. His father Phil was a track athlete at Eastern Illinois University and his mother Ellen was a volleyball player.

Phil also has two younger brothers named Nicholas, Marc and Jacob Maton. There is no other information or details on his friends and early childhood. He finished high school at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois. After finishing high school, he enrolled at Louisiana Tech University where he played college baseball for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

Young Phil Maton

Caption: Young Phil Maton Source: LA Tech Athletics

Professional Career

Maton was drafted in the 20th round by the San Diego Padres in the 2015 MLB draft. He then made his professional debut in 2015 with the Short Season-A Tri-City Dust Devils. He pitched to a 4–2 win-loss record in 23 relief appearances, a 1.38 earned run average (ERA), and 58 strikeouts in 322/3 innings pitched.

Maton also pitched for the Class-A Fort Wayne TinCaps, Advanced-A Lake Elsinore Storm, and Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas in 2016. He played a total of 38 games for the three teams, recording a 5–3 record, 1.74 ERA, and 78 strikeouts in 512⁄3 innings. After the season, he also played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. He started the 2017 season with Triple-A El Paso.

San Diego Padres

After Jake Esch was designated for assignment, Maton was called up by the Padres on June 11, 2017. He pitched in a middle relief position with the big league team for the rest of the season. He finished the 2017 season with a 4.19 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 43 innings over 46 games. Phil also started the 2018 season with Triple-A El Paso. He was quickly promoted to the majors when Wil Myers went to the disabled list on April 4.

Phil was placed on the disabled list on May 13 with a strained lat. He returned to the team on June 21 after a rehab assignment. Likewise, he was optioned to Triple-A on June 24, 2018. He was recalled again on July 9 after he posted a sub-1.00 WHIP in six appearances with El Paso. He remained with the Padres for the rest of the season, pitching in middle relief once more.

Phil finished the season with a 4.37 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 471⁄3 innings. In 2018, his walkout rate rose. He was also way less effective after his return from injury. He posted a 0.56 ERA in his 16 innings before going on the DL and a 6.32 ERA with the Padres afterwards.

Cleveland Indians & Houston Astros

Phil was traded to Cleveland Indians on July 12, 2019, in exchange for international bonus pool allotments. He posted a 2.92 ERA in 1213 innings in his 9 games with Cleveland. In 2020, he played a total of 23 games, compiling a 3–3 record with 4.57 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 21.2 innings.

He and Yainer Diaz were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Myles Straw on July 30, 2021. In 2021, he played a total of 27 games and he had a 4-0 record with a 4.97 ERA  in 2513 innings.

Phil Maton throwing a pitch

Caption: Phil Maton throwing a pitch Source: Covering the Corner

Personal Life

Phil is a married man. Phil Maton and Katelynn Cook married on November 23, 2021, in Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate. The couple married in the presence of close and loved ones. There is no other information or details on Maton’s past relationships. The couple currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Maton’s younger brothers Nick and Jacob also play baseball. His brother Nicholas is a shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies. His other younger brother Jacob is a pitcher drafted by the Mariners in 2018 but he instead opted to play college baseball at Coastal Carolina. While at Southeast Missouri State, Marc ran track and field. The whole family is athletic.

Phil Maton with his wife

Caption: Phil Maton with his wife Katelynn Cook Source: The Knot

Body Measurements

Phil has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and he weighs 93 Kg. He has a very well-built athletic body. Maton has blonde hair and his eyes are hazel in colour.

Social Media and Net Worth

Phil is only active on Twitter. He has a Twitter account @PhilMaton7 with 2k followers. He is a private person and he doesn’t post much on social platforms.

Phil earned his fortune from his professional baseball career. He played for various teams such as San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros and many more. He currently earns a base annual salary of $1,400,000. Maton’s main source is from playing baseball professionally.  Maton’s total net worth is $1.5 million.

 

 

 

 

 

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