Matt Dermody

Position: LHP
Born: 7/4/1990
Height: 6'5
Weight: 190
B/T: R/L
Acquired: Drafted in the 28th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA in 47 games in relief between Dunedin (High A), New Hampshire (Double-A) and Buffalo (Triple-A), combining to strike out 47 and walk eight in 54 .1 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Buffalo on September 2.
MLB Debut Date: 9/3/2016

Debut Details
September 3, in a 7-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The fourth of five pitchers, he gave up two hits in two-thirds of an inning, striking out one without allowing a run. Of 15 pitches thrown, 10 were for strikes. He started the bottom of the eighth inning in relief of Joe Biagini, giving up a double to right field to the first batter he faced, Logan Morrison. He then struck out Nick Franklin swinging and got Corey Dickerson to line out to left field. After Bobby Wilson singled to left field, putting runners at the corners, the Jays brought in reliever Ryan Tepera who, after walking Logan Forsythe to load the bases, struck out Kevin Kiermaier for the final out to maintain Dermody’s perfect ERA.

Player Notes
Dermody holds the distinction of being drafted four times: By the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 26th round of 2009 out of Norwalk (Iowa) High; in the 29th round of 2011 by the Colorado Rockies out of Iowa; in the 23rd round of 2012 by the Arizona Diamondbacks out of Iowa (negotiations stalled because of an elbow injury that they feared would necessitate Tommy John surgery but, in the end, healed with rehab); and, finally, by the Blue Jays in the 28th round of 2013 out of – yup, Iowa. He spent the 2015 campaign at Dunedin where he went 4-1 with a 4.21 ERA and struck out 62 batters while walking just 13 in 77 innings, but also allowed 98 hits.