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mat nelson #31

B/T: r/r
5' 11" / 209
Age: 22
HOMETOWN: largo, fl
Drafted: 2021, s1st round (cb-a)

mat's bio

Selected by Reds with 35th overall selection of 2021 draft (supplemental first round; Competitive Balance A)…2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year at Florida State University…Led the nation in home runs with 23 while batting .330 with 50 RBI…2021 winner of the Johnny Bench Award and Buster Posey Award (nation’s best catcher)…Perfect Game/Rawlings National Player of the Year…Selected 1st Team All-American by numerous publications including Baseball America, ABCA, NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball…1st Team All-ACC…Earned Florida State starting catcher role at beginning of freshman year in 2019…Selected 3rd Team All-American by Perfect Game/Rawlings as a senior at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater, Florida as the school won 60 consecutive games, a state record…Assistant Coach in high school was the late Roy Halladay (2019 Hall of Fame inductee).
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