MATT SEELINGER, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: April 19, 1995
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 28th Round, 838th Overall, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
College:  Farmingdale State
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Seelinger switched between starting and relief during all four of his seasons at Farmingdale State.  He had a breakout season of sorts in 2017 with a 1.39 ERA in 51.2 innings, with 16 walks and 69 strikeouts.  He had an even higher strikeout percentage as a sophomore, although he did that with a high walk total and poor overall results.  Seelinger has a 90-92 mph fastball and command of a power curve in the low-80s that gets good results.  He also mixes in a changeup.  As a senior, he signed quickly and could serve in a swing role for the Pirates as well.

2017
A-:  0-1-4, 1.80 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 30.0 IP, 2.7 BB/9, 11.1 K/9

Seelinger pitched in relief for Morgantown and put up excellent numbers.  Opponents batted only 168/232/238 against him.  He allowed only six earned runs and half of them came in one outing.

Seelinger was in extended spring training at the start of 2018.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2018: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2017
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2023
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2020
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 14, 2017: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 28th round, 838th overall pick; signed on June 21.
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