17 Todd Mattox
17 - Todd Mattox
Height: 6-0
Weight: 218
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Winnsboro, SC
High School: Blythewood HS
Previous College: USC-Lancaster
Position: INF
Major: Business
Bats/Throws: R/R

FMU: First-year player at FMU....Transfer from USC-Lancaster, where he played two seasons....A good defensive player with excellent arm strength.....Increased his power numbers in 2019 at Lancaster....Projects to hit in the middle of our line-up....Will challenge for the starting nod at the hot corner....Another in-state product that continues our philosophy of targeting the best of the Florence and Pee Dee areas, as well as the Palmetto State....USCL: As a sophomore, batted .285 with six doubles, seven home runs, and 26 RBIs for a 30-16 Lancers squad....Recorded a .405 on-base percentage and was 11-of-11 in the stolen base category....As a freshman, earned 2018 second-team All-Region X honors after leading USCL in hitting with a .366 average....Also scored 33 runs and tallied nine doubles, three homers, 22 RBIs, and a .431 on-base percentage.

PERSONAL:

  • Born Jeffrey Todd Mattox in Columbia, SC
  • A graduate of Blythewood High School, where he played under the direction of coach Banks Faulkner
  • All-State selection
  • MVP of 2017 North/South All-Star Game
  • 2-time All-Region pick
  • Stole 15 bases as a senior
  • Named to the honorable mention All-Midlands Team by The State newspaper in 2017
  • Nicknames are Toddy, Tmoney, Money

PERSONAL FAVORITES:

  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up:  Major League Baseball player 
  • Favorite Superhero: Hulk
  • Favorite Athlete:  Tim Anderson
  • Favorite Sports Teams:  South Carolina Gamecocks, Atlanta Braves
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show:  Hatfields and McCoys, Family Guy
  • Favorite Foods: Chinese food, Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Vacation Spots: Garden City, SC, and Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Twitter Handle: toddmattox_00
  • Instagram Account: todd_mattox04
  • Your Motivation Music: Migos, 21 Savage, Da Baby, Polo G
  • Favorite Things About FMU:  Sparrow (Baseball) Stadium; located not far from the beach
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity:  Hanging with friends and playing fortnite
  • Goals for Upcoming Season:  Be the best teammate I can be and be in the starting lineup
  • Why you first chose your sport: I have grown up playing baseball, its something that I just can't walk away from
  • The biggest mental challenge to you improving faster: I always put forth 100% effort in all that I do in order for me to be the best I can be both on and off the field. I continue learning how to balance both school and athletic expectations and responsibilities.
  • Interesting Notes:  All-Region my freshman year in college; MVP of North/South Game in high school; being able to play baseball in college I think is a big accomplishment for me