#4 Michael Mateja, IF


Position: IF
Date of Birth: 01/25/1997
Height: 5' 11"   Weight: 200 lbs
College Experience: North Central College
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: Bourbonnais, Illinois


Michael Mateja is in his first season with the ThunderBolts and second as a professional. He signed on August 6, 2019. Mateja's pro career began when he was selected in the 25th round of the 2018 Amateur Entry Draft. He spent parts of two seasons in the Braves' organization, reaching as high as Class A Rome and hitting .283 overall with a .405 on-base percentage over 62 games. He played for three years at North Central College and hit .396 there, including .444 as a junior in 2018. He was a two-time Division III All-American and was twice named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Player of the Year. Michael attended Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, Illinois.

Career Statistics »

Year League Club
2019 Appalachian Danville 14
2018 Gulf Coast GCL Braves 9
2018 Appalachian Danville 13
2018 South Atlantic Rome 0
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0 Dan Valerio IF
0 DJ King IF
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4 Michael Mateja IF
0 Albee Weiss OF
29 Chase Cockrell OF
0 Jack Pauley OF
0 Jairus Richards OF
0 Jose Layer OF
0 Matt Koehler OF
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0 Kyle Johnson P
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0 Neil Abbatiello P
0 Sean Watkins P
0 Stetson Woods P
44 Tyler Thornton P
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