Monday, July 8, 2013

Minor League Monday - P Matt Maysey

Born in Canada, P Matt Maysey was a seventh round Padres pick during the 1985 draft, directly from Alief Hastings High School, of Houston, Texas.
His baseball education began at Spokane, where he compiled an 0-3 record, with a 4.66 ERA and 18 strikeouts.  The next two seasons of his six-year Padres minor league career saw him toiling at Charleston, S.C. in the Class A Sally League. In 1986, he bettered his record 5o 3-2, as his ERA rose to 5.02, with 39 strikeouts. 1987 would prove to be his best season in the Padres system, as he went 14-11, notching seven saves and recording a 3.17 ERA and 143 strikeouts and 59 walks.

The next season saw him promoted to AA Wichita, where he was 9-9, 3.71 ERA 120 K’s, and 68 walks. His last two Padres seasons saw him producing for the Las Vegas Stars, compiling a 15-21 record in 1989 and 1990, with his ERA progreassively ballooning to 4.08 and 5.62, respectively.
In February 1991, he was released by the Friars and then signed as a free agent by Montreal in October 1992. He finally made the big leagues as a relief pitcher, pitching two games for the Montreal Expos in 1992 and 23 for Milwaukee during the 1993 season, after being granted free agency by the Expos. He pitched his final game Sept. 28, 1993, at the age of 26.

After serving as an instructor and coach at the Proway Baseball Academy, Maysey now works as a senior mortgage banker for Nationwide Home Lending in Houston, Texas.


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