MLB Draft: 47th round in 2008 (Tampa Bay)
Excellent left-handed prospect and intimidating figure with outstanding mound presence and savvy ... pitched at LSU for two seasons (2009-10) before transferring to the University of Central Florida.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Appeared in 12 games (eight starts), recording a 5-3 mark with a 5.33 ERA in 54 innings ... posted 31 walks and 36 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .275 batting average ... second-longest outing by an LSU pitcher during the season on April 25 at Ole Miss -- 7.2 IP, 5 ER on 8 hits, 2 walks, 4 Ks (no decision) ... solid outing vs. Alabama (April 18), working 6.2 innings and allowing three runs on five hits with three walks and three Ks ... relief win vs. Georgia (April 2), limiting the Bulldogs to two runs on three hits in 4.2 innings with one walk and six strikeouts ... earned first career SEC win March 21 vs. Arkansas, limiting the Razorbacks to one run on five hits in 5.1 IP with four walks and six Ks ... defeated Pepperdine (March 4), allowing one run on four hits in five innings with six walks and two strikeouts.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Posted the third-highest number of wins on the staff with a 6-2 mark as a mid-week starter ... appeared in 13 games (seven starts), recording a 4.82 ERA in 46.2 innings with 15 walks and 39 strikeouts ... posted first career collegiate win versus Southern (Feb. 25), limiting the Jaguars to one run on five hits in five innings with one walk and five strikeouts ... defeated New Orleans (March 3), working 5.2 innings and allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts ... worked six innings in win at Southeastern Louisiana (March 10), limiting the Lions to three runs on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts ... worked a season-high seven innings in win over Harvard (March 25), allowing two runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts ... also earned relief wins over Tulane (April 29) and Centenary (May 12).
2008 Max Preps First Team All-American ,,, 2008 South Florida Sun-Sentinel Player of the Year ,,, 2008 Palm Beach Post Player of the Year ,,, 2008 First Team All State and First Team All Conference ,,, recorded a 10-0 mark in the mound in 2008 with 0.41 ERA in 67.2 innings; fired seven shutouts while registering 96 strikeouts, 28 walks and a .140 opponent batting average ,,, 3-2 record in 2007 with a 1.29 ERA and 27 Ks ,,, 6-2 record in 2006 with a 2.25 ERA and 33 Ks ,,, posted a 1.09 ERA in 2005 with three saves and 34 Ks ,,, named to the National Society of High School Scholars.
Full name is Christopher Joseph Matulis ... parents are Michael and Judy Matulis ... has three siblings, Stephen, Alex and Matthew ... majoring in sports administration at LSU ... chose to attend LSU because it provided the "best environment for me to succeed academically and athletically" ... born April 9, 1990.
Matulis' LSU Career Highs
Innings: 7.2 at Ole Miss (4/25/10)
Strikeouts: 6 vs. Arkansas (3/21/10); vs. Georgia (4/2/10)
Hits Allowed: 9 at Florida (5/1/10)
Runs: 7 at Florida (5/1/10)
Earned Runs: 7 at Florida (5/1/10)
Walks: 6 vs. Pepperdine (3/4/10)