3 Chatham Glenwood grads were in MLB this season. Here's how they did

Ryan Mahan
State Journal-Register

The Major League Baseball regular season is over and several storylines stood out during the 2021 season: the MVP-caliber play of pitcher and hitter Shohei Ohtani with the Los Angeles Angels; Kansas City’s Salvador Perez became the second catcher to lead MLB in both home runs and RBIs in the same season (Johnny Bench was the first in 1970 and 1972); St. Louis put together a 17-game win streak in September to get into the playoffs — and for the first time, Chatham Glenwood High School boasted three graduates in the majors. 

OK, maybe the last one wasn’t leading ESPN’s SportsCenter or making the front cover of Sports Illustrated, but 2011 Glenwood graduate Phil Maton is in the postseason; his younger brother and 2015 graduate Nick Maton made his debut with Philadelphia on April 19; and 2017 Glenwood grad Reid Detmers, who grew up in Nokomis, made his first start for the Angels on Aug. 1.

Let's take a look at how they finished the 2021 regular season:

Phil Maton 

Houston Astros relief pitcher Phil Maton throws during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Arlington, Texas.

Phil Maton is still playing due to a midseason trade that sent the 28-year-old reliever from Cleveland to Houston on July 30. He was 4-0 in 27 appearances for the Astros with a 4.97 ERA in 25 1/3 innings pitched with 24 strikeouts against 12 walks.

In his combined regular season, Phil Maton was 6-0 with a 4.73 ERA in 66 2/3 innings. He struck out 85 and walked 32. He made his playoff debut in 2020 for Cleveland in the American League Wild Card Series.  

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Nick Maton 

Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Maton in action against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in Washington. The Phillies won 7-6.

Nick Maton, who was drafted by the Phillies in 2017, got a hit in his first game and an everyday middle infielder for nearly six weeks while Philadelphia was without Jean Segura and Didi Gregorius early in the season. 

Nick Maton started his MLB career with a six-game hitting streak and had four consecutive multi-hit games in that span. He was optioned back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in early June then spent the rest of the year shuffling between MLB and Triple-A.  

He finished with a .256 average (30-for-117) with 16 runs, 14 RBIs and two home runs.  

Reid Detmers 

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Reid Detmers throws against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Seattle.

The 10th pick of the 2020 MLB draft didn’t languish in the minors long. Without a minor league season in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Detmers quickly rose through the ranks this season. That progression culminated with as the Angels’ starting pitcher on Aug. 1 against Oakland. 

Detmers got his first major league win on Aug. 15 against the Astros when he allowed one run on three hits and two walks in six innings. Los Angeles won that game 3-1 with six strikeouts from Detmers. 

He finished the season 1-3 with a 7.40 ERA in 20 2/3 innings pitched across five starts. He struck out 19 and walked 11.

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