2013 preseason No. 97 MLB Draft eligible NCAA prospect (Baseball America) SEC Academic Honor Roll (2012) 2012 Brooks Wallace SS of the Year Award Watch List SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2011) 47th round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft (White Sox) Outlook Slick-fielding middle infielder enters his second year as the everyday shortstop ... Has tremendous range and an ability to dominate the average play up the middle ... Had the third-most defensive assists in UK single-season history in 2012, showcasing his ability to cover ground and eat up ground balls ... Led the team in sacrifice bunts and bunt singles and is highly effective at handling the bat ... Has good speed and a top-of-the-order approach at the plate ... Was on the watch list for the Brooks Wallace Award, given to the best shortstop in the nation.
Summer Had a tremendous summer in the Cape Cod League with the Harwich Mariners ... Played in 41 games with a .258 average (40-for-155) with four doubles, two triples, three homers and 16 RBI ... Stole eight bases ... Led Harwich to the CCBL Playoffs ... Showed tremendous range throughout the summer in what has become a calling card of his defensive skill set, ranking third in the CCBL in assists (J.T. Riddle ranked first) ... Had a 5-for-6 game on July 16 ... Went 4-for-5 on June 21 with two triples and a homer.
2012 Had a strong season as UK's everyday shortstop and No. 9 hitter ... Tied the record for the most games played and started in program history ... Helped the UK defense set school records for fielding percentage, putouts and defensive assists ... With 195 assists in 2012, had the third-most of any UK infielder in program history, behind the school-record 224 assists from Ryan Wilkes in 2006 ... Played in all 63 games, batting .239 (51-for-213) with eight doubles, one triple, two homers and 22 RBI ... Stole 4-of-5 bases ... Fielded .958 with 13 errors and 101 putouts ... Batted .212 (21-for-99) in SEC games, with three doubles and four RBI ... In 33 games against SEC opponents, hit .194 (21-for-108) with three doubles and four RBI ... Collected 11 multi-hit games, four multi-RBI games ... Had a streak of 12 games of reaching base safely ... Laid down a total of 15 bunts, with six going as bunt singles and 10 as sacrifice bunts ... In non-conference games, batted .263 (30-for-114) with five doubles, one triple, two homers and 18 RBI, stealing three bases ... In home games, batted .228 (26-for-114) with five doubles, one triple, one homer and 12 RBI ... In road games, batted .257 (19-for-74) with two doubles, one homer and four RBI ... Played in 45 games that UK won, with a .259 average, adding seven doubles, one triple, two homers and 21 RBI ... In games UK lost, batted .182 ... Hit .242 in 43 day games and .234 in night games ... Hit .257 in the month of March ... Opened up the year on a season-long four-game hitting streak, including a three-RBI game vs. Eastern Michigan ... Collected three-hit games vs. Marshall, Canisius, at No. 18 Georgia and vs. Dayton ... Hit a homer vs. Dayton and at Indiana ... Played in the highly competitive Northwoods League for the Mankato Moondogs during the summer, helping lead his team to the playoffs ... Hit .214 (40-for-187) in 60 games, with six doubles, three triples, one homer and 22 RBI ... Drew 20 walks and struck out 64 times, stealing 10 bases ... Starred during the playoffs, batting .467 (7-for-15) in five games, with two RBI and a stolen base ... Had a 4-for-4 game in the playoffs vs. Alexandria ... Had a three-hit game at Brainerd on Aug. 2, with his first homer of the summer.
2011 Part-time starter at second base as a true freshman, appearing in 40 games with 27 starts ... Led the team in starts at second base ... Batted .218 (17-for-78) with 13 runs, two doubles, six RBI and a 12-26 walk-strikeout ratio ... Posted a .344 on-base percentage ... Laid down five sacrifice bunts, stealing 1-of-3 bases ... Hit .225 (9-for-40) in SEC play, with one RBI and a .311 on-base percentage ... Hit .267 (8-for-30) with one RBI in 11 road games ... Made a team-best 27 starts at second base, hitting No. 9 in all 27 starts ... Had two three-hit games and one two-RBI contest ... Had a six-game stretch of reaching base safely ... UK's opening-day starter at second base, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts at No. 20 College of Charleston ... Had the best offensive game of his career in his second career start at Morehead State, batting 3-for-5 with an RBI and a career-high two runs scored ... Went 1-for-1 with a career-high two walks in the opener of the 2011 Houston College Classic against No. 17 Rice at Minute Maid Park ... Came on as a late-inning defensive replacement at second base 12 times ... In a pressure-filled situation at Alabama, came up with a clutch slash-bunt single in the late innings ... Went 3-for-3 with an RBI to key a series win over No. 12 Arkansas ... Scored two runs on one hit and a walk in UK's win over No. 4 Florida on May 20 ... Made a clutch defensive play in a bases-loaded one-out situation vs. No. 12 Arkansas, fielding a chopping grounder on the run while playing in at second base, throwing to home to get the force out on the game-tying run.
High School Earned four letters for coach Ty Calloway at Western High School ... Hit nine homers as a senior ... In 2009, hit .429 with 36 hits, 32 runs, six doubles, three homers, 17 RBI and 10 stolen bases ... Was a teammate with former UK lefty Taylor Rogers on the Midland Redskins, helping lead them to the 2009 Connie Mack World Series Title in Farmington, N.M. ... In 2010, led Midland back to the national championship ... A four-year letterwinner in basketball, led team to the conference and sectional championship as a freshman.
Personal Full name is Matthew Joseph Reida ... Son of Chad Reida and Shelly Reida ... Has two siblings, brother Tad (25) and sister Tiffany (23) ... Brother played baseball at Wichita State and Indiana and is formerly an assistant coach at West Virginia ... Sister played basketball at Indiana State.