Matt Wise

Matt Wise

Matt Wise
Pitcher
Born: (1975-11-18) November 18, 1975
Montclair, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 2, 2000, for the Anaheim Angels
Last MLB appearance
May 26, 2008, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 17–22
Earned run average 4.23
Strikeouts 244
Teams

Matthew John "Matt" Wise (born November 18, 1975 in Montclair, California), is a former professional baseball player. A right-handed pitcher, he played all or part of eight seasons in Major League Baseball between 2000 and 2008.

Playing career

Wise was drafted in the sixth round of the 1997 draft. He made his major league debut on August 2, 2000 with the Anaheim Angels. After missing the entire 2003 season due to injury, he was released by the Angels and signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. The New York Mets signed Wise to a one-year contract on December 18, 2007.

In 209 career appearances, he had an ERA of 4.23. His two best pitches were an 89-92 mile per hour fastball and he is known for his changeup because of his deceptive arm action.

Retirement

Wise announced his retirement from Major League Baseball at the relatively young age of 33 on March 6, 2009. He currently serves as the pitching coach for the Arizona League Angels.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)