Matt Roxburgh

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Matthew Roxburgh

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Matt Roxburgh has played for the British national team.

Roxburgh debuted for the Brisbane Bandits in the 2011-2012 Australian Baseball League, hitting .283/.333/.396 as the main left fielder for his hometown team. Matt was a finalist for Rookie of the Year but lost out to pitcher Aidan Francis. In the 2012 European Championship, he went 7 for 21 with a walk, run and 2 RBI as Britain's starting center fielder; he was second on the club in average behind Matt McGraw. He remained with Britain for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, going 1 for 7 with a double (off Phillies farmhand Marek Minařík).

Matt returned to Australia to play for the Windsor Royals in the Queensland League during the 2012-2013 season. He batted .321, with a .464 slugging percentage.

Playing center field for Britain in the 2013 European Championship Qualifier, Matt batted .438 during the round robin phase, which tied Milosz Paprocki for the fifth highest batting average in the tournament, behind his teammate, Ian Young, Enver Lyumanov of Ukraine, Ruslan Deikun of Ukraine and Tobias Siegrist of Switzerland. Britain won to advance to the 2014 European Championship.