Aaron Mathews

Aaron Mathews

Player Profile

Position:
Staff

Former Oregon State outfielder Aaron Mathews returns to the club in 2013 as an undergraduate assistant coach.

Mathews lettered for the Beavers from 2002-04 and returns after spending the last nine seasons playing professional baseball.

Mathews played in 132 games for the Beavers, starting 112, and batted .325 with 21 doubles, nine triples, 13 home runs, 96 runs batted in and 22 stolen bases. His six triples in 2004 is tied for the second-most in a single-season at Oregon State.

He was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team in 2004 and was an honorable mention selection both his freshman and sophomore seasons. He earned the Beavers' lone Pac-10 Player of the Week honor during the 2003 season, on April 14.

Mathews was selected in the 19th round of the 2004 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Toronto and embarked on a professional career that saw him reach the Triple-A level with both the Las Vegas 51s and New Orleans Zephyrs.

In nine seasons in professional baseball - in the Toronto and Florida farm systems - he played in 759 career games, batting .282 with 152 doubles, 33 triples, 51 home runs and 356 RBI. Mathews batted a career-best .330 with Las Vegas during the 2010 season when he also doubled 26 times, tallied 11 home runs and drove in 48.

A native of John Day, Ore., Mathews came to Oregon State from Grant Union High School where he lettered in three seasons. He was a Co-State Player of the Year and all-state first team selection during his high school tenure.

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