- height 6-0
- Weight 190
- class Junior
- Hometown Acushnet, Mass.
- Previous School Western Oklahoma St.
Appeared in 13 games with 11 starts…Batted .318 in 44 at-bats with 13 runs, four doubles, a home run and nine RBI…Drew four walks and three HBP and part of a .404 on-base percentage…Went 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts… Had career-best four hits on 2/23 vs. Appalachian St. … Drove in three runs vs. Murray State (3/4)…Has seven hits in first 13 AB, scoring seven runs…Logged first UK hit on 2/16 at TCU as a pinch hitter.
Played the past two seasons at Western Oklahoma State College…In two seasons, scored 97 runs, had 108 hits, 34 doubles, six triples, four home runs, drove in 72 and stole 24 bases…Drew nearly as many walks (66) as times he struck out (70)…In 2019, hit .317 in 164 at-bats, scoring 43 runs with 19 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 32 RBI…He stole 15 bases, was hit by 10 pitches and posted a .945 OPS…Numbers were nearly identical in 2018 when he hit .326 with 54 runs, 15 doubles, four triples and two home runs with 40 RBI and an OPS on .953…Was ranked the No. 86 JUCO prospect by Perfect Game entering the 2019 season.
Played at Inspiration Academy in Bradenton, Florida…Team won the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) national championship…Ranked the No. 101 overall player by Perfect Game coming out of high school in 2017…Was the No. 19 shortstop according to Perfect Game…Was the No. 240 overall MLB Draft prospect in 2017…Was the No. 14 shortstop by D1Baseball…Ranked the No. 51 overall player in Florida by Baseball America.
Full name is Matthew Golda…Hometown is Acushnet, Mass. … Son of Matt Golda and Jessenia Baez…Has four younger siblings – Jeremiah, James, Maddix and Kron…Mother is a native of the Dominican Republic…Spent two years living in the Dominican Republic…Favorite MLB team is the Boston Red Sox.