Battling to be the starting catcher entering the 2013 season • Adds power to the lineup from the right side of the plate • Has battled injuries throughout his career.
Appeared in 20 games with five starts, four as the designated hitter and one as catcher • Posted a .111 average (3-27) with one run scored and three RBI • Tallied one double • Made ACC appearances with two conference starts against NC State (3/25) and Virginia (4/14) • Tallied a double in his start at designated hitter against St. John's (2/28) • Drew three walks on the season as a pinch hitter/catcher • Drove in a run against NC State (3/25) and Duke (5/12).
Appeared in 29 games with 10 starts • Hit .205 (8-39) with seven runs scored and two RBI • Tallied three doubles on the year • Made 15 appearances with six starts during ACC play • Made his collegiate debut agaist St. John's (3/9) • Tallied his first career hit in a 2-for-5 performance against Winthrop (4/5), also scored a pair of runs • Picked up a hit in three straight games from April 17-22 • Came through with aclutch pinch hit double in the come-from-behind win at East Carolina (4/27). Summer 2011: Appeared in 13 games for the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League • Was 7-for-42 with five runs and two RBI.
Graham High School
Drafted in the 38th round (1,141st overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks • Played for coach Chad Holland at Graham High School • Named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year • Durable backstop handles pitchers very well • Regarded as North Carolina's No. 1 prospect by Impact Baseball and is ranked No. 3 in the state by Perfect Game • Ranked No. 78 nationally by Baseball America • Also rated No. 182 in the country by Perfect Game • Earned all-state honors and was named conference player of the year as a junior • Two-time all-conference selection • Participated in the East Coast Showcase • Four-year member of FCA • Member of the "A-B" honor roll.
Matthew Raymond Roberts is the son of Jay and Rhonda Roberts • Born Sept. 19, 1991 in Burlington, N.C. • Majoring in sociology at Carolina.