Kenny Mathews

#14 KENNY MATHEWS – LHP
Height: 6-3 Weight: 230
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Born: Glendora, California
Resides: Diamond Bar, California
High School: Diamond Bar (Diamond Bar, California)
College: Riverside Community College (Riverside, California – “Tigers”)
Draft: 7th – CLE – 2013…12th – NYM – 2011
Born: 8/6/93 Opening Night Age: 24
Classification: ROOKIE

Career Highlights: Fifth season of professional baseball and second with the Goldeyes…re-signed by the Goldeyes on 2/23/18…originally signed by the Goldeyes on 4/7/17…member of the Goldeyes’ 2017 American Association championship team…career 6-9 record with five saves and a 3.05 ERA in 76 games, 52 of them in relief…22 career games finished…129.2 career innings pitched, allowing 119 hits, 47 walks, and five home runs…116 career strikeouts, averaging 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings…has held left-handed batters to a .217 average in his career…has held the opposing leadoff batter to a .208 average in his career…missed the 2015 professional season recovering from Tommy John Surgery…drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the seventh round in 2013…also drafted by the New York Mets in the 12th round in 2011…played college baseball at Riverside Community College in Riverside, California…3-1 with three saves and a 1.23 ERA in nine starts and three relief appearances for the Tigers as a sophomore in 2013…also played one season at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, California…6-2 with a 3.68 ERA for the Titans in 14 starts and one relief outing as a freshman in 2012…played at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California where he also lettered in basketball…full name is Kent David Mathews III

2017
Winnipeg (American Association/Ind.): 3-2 with a 2.63 ERA for the Goldeyes in 33 games, all of them in relief…finished 12 games…41.0 innings pitched, allowing 36 hits, 20 walks, and three home runs…struck out 33…did not allow an earned run in 23 of 33 appearances, and allowed more than one earned run in an appearance on only two occasions…held left-handed batters to a .185 average (54 AB)…pitched 2.0 or more innings in a relief appearance seven times…pitched to a 1.72 ERA in final 27 appearances spanning 31.1 innings…pitched 1.1 scoreless relief innings and struck out one while picking up the win on 5/19 at Cleburne…struck out three and allowed one earned run in 3.1 relief innings on 5/29 vs. Sioux Falls…pitched 3.0 relief innings and allowed one earned run with one strikeout on 6/23 at St. Paul…struck out one and allowed one unearned run in 2.1 relief innings on 7/15 vs. Kansas City…picked up the win in relief on 7/18 vs. St. Paul, pitching 1.0 shutout inning…worked 2.0 scoreless relief innings and struck out one on 7/27 vs. Fargo-Moorhead…struck out three and allowed one earned run in 3.0 relief innings on 8/21 at Fargo-Moorhead…helped Goldeyes win the American Association championship

2016
Mahoning Valley (New York-Penn/A-/Cleveland): Made six relief appearances for the Scrappers, going 1-0 with two saves and a 1.54 ERA…finished four games…11.2 innings pitched, allowing six hits, four walks, and one home run…struck out 10…pitched more than 1.0 inning in four of six relief appearances…earned relief win on 8/9 vs. Batavia, allowing one unearned run in 2.2 innings while striking out one…struck out four and allowed one earned run in 3.0 relief innings on 8/14 vs. Williamsport in the second game of a double header…struck out two and earned the save in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 8/22 vs. State College

Lake County (Midwest/A/Cleveland): 0-1 with three saves and a 6.10 ERA for the Captains in nine relief appearances…finished four games…10.1 innings pitched, allowing 13 hits, three walks, and zero home runs…struck out 12…struck out three and pitched 1.2 shutout relief innings on 7/22 at Beloit in the second game of a double header…earned first career save on 8/1 at West Michigan, pitching 0.1 scoreless innings…pitched 1.1 shutout relief innings on 8/3 at Great Lakes to earn the save…picked up save on 8/27 vs. Lansing with 1.0 shutout relief inning

Indians (Arizona/R/Cleveland): Made six appearances for the Indians’ Arizona League affiliate, going 0-0 in one start and five relief outings…8.0 innings pitched, allowing three earned runs, 11 hits, one walk, and zero home runs…struck out eight…struck out three in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/6 vs. the Dodgers’ Arizona League affiliate…helped Indians reach the Arizona League playoffs

2014
Lake County (Midwest/A/Cleveland): 2-2 with a 2.08 ERA in eight relief appearances for the Captains…finished two games…17.1 innings pitched, allowing 12 hits, six walks, and zero home runs…struck out 14…pitched more than 1.0 inning in six of eight relief appearances…earned first career win on 4/5 vs. Lansing, pitching 3.0 scoreless relief innings with three strikeouts…worked 1.1 shutout relief innings and struck out two on 4/9 at Clinton…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings with one strikeout on 4/28 vs. West Michigan…worked 4.1 relief innings, allowing one unearned run and striking out two on 5/4 vs. Dayton…helped Captains reach the Midwest League playoffs

Indians (Arizona/R/Cleveland): Made two appearances for the Indians’ Arizona League affiliate, going 0-1 in one start and one relief outing…1.2 innings pitched, allowing five earned runs, six hits, zero walks, and one home run…struck out two…helped Indians win the Arizona League championship

2013
Mahoning Valley (New York-Penn/A-/Cleveland): 0-3 with a 2.52 ERA in 12 starts for the Scrappers during rookie professional season…39.1 innings pitched, allowing 35 hits, 13 walks, and zero home runs…struck out 37…allowed two earned runs or less in 11 of 12 starts…walked one or zero batters in eight of 12 starts…made professional debut in start on 7/1 at Jamestown, striking out two in 2.0 shutout innings while taking a no-decision…started and took no-decision on 7/11 vs. Tri-City in the second game of a double header, striking out three in 2.0 scoreless innings…started and took no-decision on 7/18 at Brooklyn, striking out three in 3.0 scoreless innings…struck out four in 3.0 shutout innings in start on 7/24 vs. State College while taking a no-decision…pitched 3.0 shutout innings and struck out three while taking a no-decision in start on 7/30 at Aberdeen…started and took no-decision on 8/19 at Williamsport, allowing one earned run in 4.0 innings with three strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 8/29 vs. Auburn, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with five strikeouts…started and took the loss in the second game of a double header on 9/3 at Auburn, striking out two and allowing three unearned runs in 4.0 innings

Rick Forney on Kenny Mathews: Both Zack (Dodson) and Kenny played big roles on our club last year. I’m hoping they can provide quality innings for us in 2018.