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Jorge Luis Mateo (born June 23, 1995) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop in the Oakland Athletics organization.

Jorge Mateo
Oakland Athletics – No. 37
Shortstop
Born: (1995-06-23) June 23, 1995 (age 24)
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

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CareerEdit

New York YankeesEdit

Mateo signed with the New York Yankees as an international free agent in January 2012, receiving a $250,000 signing bonus.[1] He made his professional debut that season for the Dominican Summer League Yankees 2 and batted .255 with one home run and eight RBIs in 14 games. He played for the Dominican Summer League Yankees 1 in 2013, compiling a .287 batting average with seven home runs and 26 RBIs in 64 games, and the Gulf Coast Yankees in 2014,[2][3] slashing .276/.354/.397 in 15 games. In 2015, while playing for the Charleston RiverDogs and the Tampa Yankees, Mateo posted a combined .278 batting average with two home runs, 40 RBIs, and 82 stolen bases in 117 total games between both clubs.[4]

Mateo received a non-roster invitation to spring training in 2016. He spent the season back with Tampa, and was named to appear in the All-Star Futures Game.[5] However, on July 6, 2016, Mateo was suspended for two weeks due to violating the team's code of conduct policy, and could not participate in the Futures Game.[6] Mateo finished 2016 with a .254 batting average, eight home runs and 47 RBIs.[7] The Yankees added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[8] He began 2017 with Tampa and was promoted to the Trenton Thunder in late June.

Oakland AthleticsEdit

On July 31, 2017, the Yankees traded Mateo, along with Dustin Fowler and James Kaprielian to the Oakland Athletics, in exchange for Sonny Gray.[9] Oakland assigned him to the Midland RockHounds and he finished the season there. In 129 total games between Tampa, Trenton and Midland, he batted .267 in 532 at bats with 12 home runs, 18 triples, 57 RBIs, and 52 stolen bases.[10]

In April 2018, Baseball America named Mateo as having the best speed of all minor league players, ahead of Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn.[11] That season, playing for the AAA Nashville Sounds he hit .230/.280/.353 in 470 at bats with 3 home runs, 16 triples, 45 RBIs, and 25 stolen bases while being caught 10 times.[12] He opened the 2019 season with the Las Vegas Aviators.[13] Mateo was named to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yankees prospects: Jorge Mateo impresses scouts". NJ.com. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "State of the organization: Shortstop". LoHud. October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "19-Year Old Jorge Mateo Is The Yankees' Shortstop Of The Future". Fangraphs. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Where Yankees' Jorge Mateo needs work may surprise you". Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jorge Mateo Named to 2016 All-Star Futures Game". MiLB.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  6. ^ Tripodi, Chris. "Jorge Mateo faces 2 week suspension". MiLB. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Jorge Mateo Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "Yankees add six prospects to 40-man roster". New York Yankees. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  9. ^ Trezza, Joe (July 31, 2017). "Yankees get Gray from A's for 3 prospects". MLB.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  10. ^ "Jorge Mateo Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  11. ^ Kyle Glaser (April 4, 2018). "Best Tools In The Minors," Baseball America.
  12. ^ Jorge Mateo Minor & Winter Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ Alex Wright (April 7, 2019). "Aviators ready to take flight on new endeavors". unlvfreepress.com. The Scarlet & Gray Free Press. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  14. ^ Jim Callis (June 28, 2019). "Here are the 2019 Futures Game rosters". MLB.com. Retrieved June 29, 2019.

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