Southern Illinois Miners

Matthew Spann
Matthew Spann
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 185
Hometown: Columbia, TN
Position: P

Born: 02/17/1991

Bats/Throws: L/L

2017 Status: Experienced

- Entering first season with Southern Illinois in 2017

- Last pitched for Bridgeport (Atlantic League), going 3-1 with a 4.44 ERA in six games (5 starts) in 2016

- Played seven years in affiliated baseball between the Washington Nationals and Tampa Bay Rays organizations (2-2 with a 4.57 ERA in 20 games [five starts], 44 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings at A-Advanced Potomac in 2016)

- Had a 4.38 ERA in 25 games (24 starts) across three levels in the Nationals organization in 2015, including ten starts at Double-A Harrisburg and one start at Triple-A Syracuse, pitching 133 2/3 innings with 99 strikeouts

- Was named a Nationals Organnizational All-Star in 2014, going 11-5 with a 3.50 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 42 walks in 121 innings as a starter at Potomac;

- Also played four years in the Rays organization before being sent to Washington in a trade for major league outfielder David DeJesus late in 2013

- Originally drafted by the Rays out of Central High School (TN) in the 25th round of the 2010 MLB Draft