3 Matt Fiedler  
Matt  Fiedler

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Eagan, Minn.

High School:
St. Paul Academy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
P/OF

Experience:
1L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


08/19/2015

Fiedler Tabbed Summer Collegiate All-American

Minnesota sophomore recognized for stellar summer season in Northwoods League.

08/18/2015

Summer Roundup: Aug. 18

Northwoods League ends with one Gopher claiming top prize.

08/10/2015

Summer Roundup: Aug. 10

Northwoods League regular season comes to a close for Gophers

08/03/2015

Summer Roundup: Aug. 3

A look at how current, former and future Gophers are performing during the summer.

07/28/2015

Seven Named to Major League Showcase

Gophers well represented at Northwoods League annual showcase

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2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Selected as the Dug Out Club Dianne Olson-Ficenko Player of the Year • named to the John Olerud Watch List (two-way player of the year) • played in all 51 games (50 starts) as a right fielder, designated hitter and pitcher • batted .310 with a .367 on-base percentage and led the Gophers with 62 hits, 37 runs, 31 RBIs, 18 walks, five outfield assists and 18 stolen bases on 22 attempts • hit seven doubles, two triples and four home runs and slugged .425 • struck out just 15 times in 200 at-bats • turned in 16 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games • in Big Ten play, led the Gophers with 21 runs, 12 walks and 11 steals on 12 tries • held a team-low 2.86 ERA in 22 innings pitched, primarily out of the bullpen, holding opposing batters to a .173 average • made 15 appearances, including one start, and tallied 20 strikeouts and 19 walks • made six straight appearances without a run (2/22-3/28) and five straight appearances without allowing a hit (3/1-3/28) • ranked third in the Big Ten in steals through the regular season, and second in steals in conference play • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Threw 2.1 shutout innings with one hit, three strikeouts and three walks at Texas (2/22) • hit 3-for-5 with three RBIs, two runs, a triple and his first career home run at FGCU (2/28) • picked up his first career save ag FGCU (3/1) • went 7-for-11 with five runs in two games at Creighton (3/7-3/8): was 4-for-6 with three runs and a triple in the first and 3-for-5 with a double in the second • hit 2-for-3 with two walks, two stolen bases, two RBIs and a run scored against James Madison (3/13) • went 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs and a run scored against Monmouth (3/15) • hit 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and a season-high four RBIs at Richmond, where he also pitched two shutout innings (3/17) • went 2-for-5 with an RBI, stolen base, and three runs scored at Maryland, also pitching a shutout inning (3/21) • went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a stolen base in a win over St. John’s (3/31) • went 2-for-4 including a home run and double at Rutgers (4/4) • walked three times against Penn State (4/18) • 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two stolen bases the next day (4/19) • drove in the winning run in the ninth against South Dakota State (4/22) • went 2-for-4 with a run against UC Irvine (5/1) • struck out four in 2.0 innings at North Dakota State (5/5) and four in 3.0 innings at Iowa (5/9) without allowing a hit or a run • hit 3-for-4 with an RBI at Iowa (5/10) • 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, two runs and an RBI against Michigan State (5/15) • made his first career start on the mound against Michigan State, tossing a season-high 3.2 innings, striking out two and allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk (5/16).

2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Made 12 starts and appeared in 21 games • batted .304 with a .385 on base percentage in 46 at-bats • in his last nine games of the season, went 9-21 (.429) • picked up his first career hit against Northern Illinois (2/15), also collecting two walks and two runs • went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored at Louisiana Tech (3/2) • collected his first two RBIs, including the game-winner, against Purdue (5/9) • hit 4-for-8 in two games that series, scoring the tying run in the finale • went 3-for-4 at Indiana (5/17) • made eight relief pitching appearances, going 2-1 • pitched 15.1 innings with an 8.80 ERA • struck out 13 batters, while walking 14 • threw 3.1 innings of one-run ball at Louisiana Tech (3/1), striking out a career high five batters • relieved another 3.1 innings the next week against Coastal Carolina (3/8), allowing only two hits and one run.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from St. Paul Academy in 2013 • played for coaches Mike Brown and Kirk Morris •three-time all-metro and Tri-Metro Conference selection • 2013 Mr. Baseball finalist, Minnesota Class 2A Player of the Year and Section 4AA Player of the Year • batted .439 as a senior, with nine extra-base hits • also had a 0.52 ERA and 39 strikeouts, and threw a one-hitter • hit .547 as a junior (.613 OBP and .688 SLG) with 20 RBI and 26 steals • went 7-1 on the mound with a 0.23 ERA and 103 strikeouts • played for the Minnesota Blizzard in the offseason • played for the East in the 2013 Play Ball! Minnesota High School All-Star Series.

PERSONAL:
Plans to major in kinesiology • son of Anne Phillips and Charles Fiedler • has two younger sisters, Molly and Kelly • both of his parents played soccer at Middlebury College • says his greatest sports thrill is coming through the losers bracket to win the 16-year-old state tournament • enjoys spending time on the lakes• born March 22, 1995.

CAREER BATTING STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2014 21 12 .304 46 6 14 2 1 0 0 .326 6 6 0 1
2015 51 50 .310 200 37 62 31 7 2 4 .425 18 15 18 22
Total 72 62 .309 246 43 76 33 8 2 4 .407 24 21 18 23

BIG TEN BATTING STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2014 9 6 .346 26 2 9 2 0 0 0 .346 2 5 0 0
2015 24 24 .240 96 21 23 9 4 0 2 .344 12 9 11 12
Total 33 30 .262 122 23 32 11 4 0 2 .344 14 14 11 12

CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS

Year W-L ERA App GS CG SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
2014 2-1 8.80 8 0 0 0 15.1 15 16 15 2 14 13
2015 2-0 2.86 15 1 0 1 22.0 13 7 7 1 19 20
Total 4-1 5.30 23 1 0 1 37.1 28 23 22 3 33 33

BIG TEN PITCHING STATISTICS

Year W-L ERA App GS CG SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
2014 0-0 40.50 1 0 0 0 1.1 3 7 6 0 5 0
2015 1-0 4.50 8 1 0 0 12.0 11 6 6 1 9 9
Total 1-0 8.10 9 1 0 0 13.1 14 13 12 1 14 9