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Matt Veltmann
Matt Veltmann

RS Junior

San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Cathedral Catholic

Last College:
San Diego CC

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 202




Career Stats Summary (PDF)

Arizona 2010

Did not compete in 2010 ... Took season off from baseball recovering from back injury and focused on academic work.

Arizona 2009
Pitched in 11 games with seven starts while suffering through a back injury sustained over winter break ... Made final appearance of season against Arizona State (4/29), giving up six runs - five earned - in 0.1 innings out of bullpen ... Allowed four runs on two hits and a walk in 1.0 inning at Gonzaga (4/20) ... Gave up a run on four hits with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings out of bullpen at Washington State (4/19) ... Turned in 2.0 scoreless innings with two punchouts against New Mexico (4/15) ... Made final start of season without recording an out against USC (4/4). Allowed nine runs - six earned - in the outing ... Turned in 6.0 steady innings to earn victory at UCLA (3/28). Allowed three runs and scattered six hits while striking out two ... Surrendered five runs on four hits in 3.2 innings in start at Arizona State (3/21) ... Pitched 2.0 innings in start against Michigan, giving up five runs - four earned - with a strikeout (3/14) ... Picked up first victory as a Wildcat with 5.2 inning effort against UMass (3/8). Struck out a career-high five while scattering four hits in scoreless work ... Allowed seven runs in 3.0 innings pitched against Georgia (2/28) ... Gave up eight runs, but just one was earned, in UA debut against Sacramento State (2/21).

Selected in the 46th Round of the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft by the New York Yankees with the 1,394th overall pick.

Summer Leagues
Played for Southern California Fire in summer of 2008 in the Horizon Air Summer Series ... Earned recognition as a First-Team all-league member ... Played with Wildcat Grayson Adams, who was also an all-league honoree.

Junior College
Played one season at San Diego City College in San Diego, Calif., before turning down professional baseball and enrolling at Arizona.

High School
Graduated from Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, Calif., in 2007 ... Earned two varsity letters for head coach Gary Remiker ... Named one of the top players to watch by the San Diego Union Tribune entering his senior season ... Two-time Union Tribune All-Academic team honoree ... Named Most Outstanding Pitcher for Cathedral Catholic in 2006 and 2007 ... Named a team captain as a senior ... Named second team all-county as a senior ... Also recruited by Pepperdine, Gonzaga and Santa Clara.

Full name: Matthew Scott Veltmann ... Born: 11/20/88 in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Camilla and James ... Has one sister, Nicole ... Besides baseball, enjoys watching "Entourage" and "30 Rock", as well as listening to music... Is enrolled in the College of Humanities as a creative writing major with a pre-law thematic minor.