For most San Francisco Giants fans, their 2018 MLB Draft knowledge likely starts and stops with Joey Bart. Frankly, that’s fine. But another draft pick from this year performed extremely well and has many people intrigued in what he can do. We caught up with 15th round draft pick, Matt Frisbee.
The harsh reality is that only a handful of the players the San Francisco Giants drafted this summer will ever see the big leagues. Despite that, every single one is hopeful upon making an impact at the big league level. Matt Frisbee is certainly in that category.
Frisbee was selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft. The North Carolina native grew up just 81 miles west of Madison Bumgarner. His impressive junior season at University of North Carolina Greensboro certainly helped catch eyes of the Giants scout out there. Frisbee started to appear on the radar when he played in the Cape Cod League last summer.
His ensuing junior season, he posted a 2.96 ERA, striking out 116 and walking 23 in just over 90 innings. His solid fastball, and devastating slider are what really is the standout of his pitching arsenal, though he has been feeling out a changeup. He was named to the All-Conference Squad as well as named Pitcher of the Year for the Southern Conference.
We caught up with him before he heads to San Francisco for the Giants’ rookie mini-camp they hold at AT&T park every year. Click to the next slide to begin our Q and A, as Matt Frisbee discusses college life, getting drafted, watching MadBum, and throwing to Joey Bart.