Mathis will add depth and experience to Florida State’s catcher room. Over the last three seasons, Mathis has started 91 games behind the plate between Oklahoma State and LSU. The rest of Florida State’s scholarship catchers have combined for three starts at the D1 level. He’s a sure-handed catcher, as he made just one error and allowed just four passed balls this past season.
At the plate, Mathis’ calling card is his power. The catcher hit seven homers in 124 at-bats in 2021. He posted a .226 average and .444 slugging percentage in 35 starts. Mathis drew 32 free passes for a .382 on base percentage.
I hopped on Sunday Golds: A Florida State Baseball Podcast to break down FSU’s catcher situation after the addition of Mathis. For that breakdown on Apple Podcasts, see below:
For the podcast episode on Spotify, see below: