2018 NCBWA Preseason All-America Second Team
2018 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-America Third Team
2017 Collegiate Baseball All-America Second Team
2017 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region First Team
2017 All-ACC First Team
2016 NCAA Gainesville Regional All-Tournament Team
MLB Draft: Drafted in the 33rd round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (991st overall) in 2018
Career: Etched his name in a number of categories in Tech’s career record books … Tied for 13th all-time in Tech history with 224 games played … Started all 224 games he played in as a four-year starter at second base … Hit .315 with 13 home runs, four triples, 60 doubles, 121 RBIs and 196 runs scored … His 290 career base hits ranks fifth all-time in Tech history, while his 60 doubles is tied for fifth all-time in GT annals … He also posted a .431 slugging percentage, a .384 on-base percentage and stole 28 bases … His 921 career at-bats ranks third all-time in Jackets’ history … With only 94 strikeouts over 921 at-bats, he ranks 11th all-time with an average of 9.80 at-bats between strikeouts (toughest to strikeout) … Totaled 81 multi-hit games and 26 multi-RBI games overall … Recorded a career-high 20-game hitting streak and a streak of 39-straight games of reaching base … Totaled 441 putouts, 622 assists and posted a .964 career fielding percentage at second base … Hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth in his final at-bat on Senior Day at Russ Chandler Stadium versus Duke on May 19.
2018 (Senior): Drafted in the 33rd round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (991st overall) … Named to the all-ACC first team … Team co-captain … Played in and started 57 games at second base for the Yellow Jackets … Hit .339, which ranked third on the team and sixth in the ACC on the season … Finished second on the team and fifth in the ACC in hits with 78 on the year … Totaled two home runs, a triple, 13 doubles and 29 walks on the season … Drove in 31 RBIs and scored 49 runs … Posted a .430 slugging percentage and a .420 on-base percentage .. Led the team with nine stolen bases on the year … Was second on the team with 149 fielding assists … Led the team with 25 multi-hit games … Also posted six multi-RBI games … Recorded a season-high 12-game hitting streak … Reached base safely in 26-straight games on the year, a season-high … Hit .342 over 29 ACC games with a team-high 40 hits … Also had a team-high eight doubles in conference play … Posted a season-high three hits seven times on the year … Drove in a career-high five RBIs in the win over Kennesaw State (April 18) … Went a combined 5-for-14 with a triple, a double, four RBIs and three runs scored on opening weekend versus Minnesota (Feb. 16), Bradley (Feb. 17) and UConn (Feb. 18) … Was 4-for-13 with a walk, two RBIs and four runs scored in the three-game series sweep over Dartmouth (Feb. 23-24) … Was 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in the shutout win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 27) … Went a combined 5-for-12 with a double, a walk and three runs scored for Illinois-Chicago (March 2-4) … Was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the win at Georgia State (March 7) … Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in game one of the doubleheader at No. 6 Clemson (March 10) … Was 1-for-5 with a double and run scored in the loss at No. 13 Auburn (March 13) … Went 6-for-12 with two walks, two RBIs, eight runs and two stolen bases in the series win over Virginia Tech (March 18) … Had an RBI in the road win at No. 6 NC State (March 23) … Was a combined 8-for-12 with two doubles, two walks, three RBIs and four runs scored in the three-game series sweep of Miami (March 30-April 1) … Went 2-for-6 with a double, two RBIs and two runs in the road win at Mercer (April 10) … Stole a base and went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in a home game against Georgia State (April 11) … Was a combined 5-for-13 with a double, two RBIs and run scored in the three-game ACC road series at Pittsburgh (April 13-15) … Drove in five RBIs on three hits (3-for-5) with a home run and stolen base in the win over Kennesaw State (April 18) … Went a combined 4-for-11 with two walks and a run scored in the ACC series at No. 8 North Carolina (April 20-22) … Totaled two hits apiece in all three games versus Radford (May 4-6) going 6-for-13 with a walk, four runs scored and a stolen base in the sweep … Went 1-for-4 at the plate versus the No. 15 Georgia Bulldogs (May 8) at SunTrust Park … Was 4-for-14 with three doubles, an RBI and a run scored in the series at Virginia (May 11-14) … Was 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored in the win over SEMO (May 15) … Posted three-straight multi-hit games versus No. 10 Duke (May 17-19), going 8-for-15 with a home run, two doubles, six RBIs, five runs scored and a stolen base in the final series of the regular season … Went 1-for-3 with a walk in his final game as a Yellow Jacket versus nationally ranked North Carolina (May 25) at the ACC Tournament … Hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth in his final at-bat on Senior Day at Russ Chandler Stadium … An NCBWA preseason all-America second team selection … A preseason third-team all-America selection by Collegiate Baseball.
2017 (Junior): Named to the 2017 Collegiate Baseball all-America second team and the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Atlantic all-region first team … Was also named to the 2017 all-ACC first team … Played and started in all 55 games for the Jackets … Led the team and ranked eighth overall in the ACC on the season with a .347 batting average … Also led the team and finished tied for first overall in the ACC in doubles (21), fourth in runs scored (63) and eighth in hits (82) … Led the team with three triples, 27 walks and a .420 on-base percentage … Was second on the team with a .538 slugging percentage and six stolen bases … Was third on the team with 38 RBIs … Totaled 23 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games on the year … Had a career-high 17-game hitting streak on the year … Also posted a career-high 27-game on-base streak on the season … Hit two home runs in the road win at Virginia Tech (April 22) … Also drove in a career-high four RBIs in the win over No. 8 Virginia (May 18) … Matched his career-high with five hits (vs. No. 8 Virginia, May 20) and four runs scored (twice) … Hit safely in each of the first 15 games of the season … Went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, three RBIs and two runs scored in the home win over Marshall (Feb. 18) … Was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored in the win over Western Michigan (Feb. 19) … Went 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored in the road win at Georgia Southern (Feb. 21) … Was a combined 4-for-12 with a triple, a double, two stolen bases, three RBIs and six runs scored in the three-game series versus Youngstown State (Feb. 24-26) … Posted two doubles, a walk, an RBI and scored four runs in the home win over Georgia State (Feb. 28) … Went 8-for-14 with three doubles, a walk, four RBIs and seven runs scored in the three-game weekend series against Belmont (Mar. 3-5) … Was a combined 5-for-15 with a home run, a walk, an RBI and three runs scored in the three-game ACC series at Miami (Mar. 10-12) … Went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in the extra-inning win over No. 9 North Carolina (Mar. 18) … Recorded a home run, two doubles, a walk, an RBI and three runs in a 3-for-4 night in the road win at Mercer (Mar. 28) … Went 5-for-11 with three doubles, two walks, a sacrifice bunt, four RBIs and two runs scored in the three-game home series versus No. 5 Clemson (Mar. 31-April 2) … Had an RBI and scored two runs in the road win at No. 7 Auburn (April 4) … Was 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored in the home win over Mercer (April 18) … Blasted two home runs and drove in three RBIs in the series-clinching win at Virginia Tech (April 22) … Went 3-for-7 with a double, two walks and a run scored in the doubleheader at UIC (April 28) … Registered an RBI triple in the game two win versus Pitt (May 7) … Was a combined 4-for-11 with a double, two walks, a stolen base, an RBI and three runs scored in the road series at Duke (May 12-14) … Went 3-for-5 with a double, a walk, four RBIs and two runs scored in the win over No. 8 Virginia (May 18) … Was a stellar 5-for-6 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored in the regular season finale versus No. 8 Virginia (May 20) … Was a combined 4-for-11 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in the two games versus Miami (May 23) and No. 12 Wake Forest (May 25) at the 2017 ACC Championships … Closed out the season on a 17-game hitting streak.
2016 (Sophomore): Started and played in 59 games at second base … Combined with Connor Justus for one of the nation’s best double play duos … Tech led the nation with a school-record 80 double plays … Hit .310 with 13 doubles, four home runs and 25 RBIs … Had nine games with three or more hits … Posted a .955 fielding percentage … Opened the season with a 14-game hitting streak … Went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases vs. VCU on Feb. 21 … Was 6-for-12 with four RBIs in the series vs. UMBC (Feb. 26-28) … Hit his first home run of the season — two-run blast — vs. UMBC on Feb. 27 … Tallied three hits on March 12 at Florida State and again on March 18 vs. Virginia Tech … Hit a solo homer against the Hokies … Posted back-to-back three-hit games on March 26 at No. 3 North Carolina and March 30 vs. Georgia Southern … Crushed a solo shot in the Sunday win at No. 3 North Carolina … His lead-off home run led to a six-run first inning in the eventual 6-5 win on April 5 at Mercer … Missed the Coastal Carolina series due to an injury after starting the season’s first 41 games at second base … Recorded a career-high five hits, going 5-for-6 with a double and an RBI vs. Savannah State on May 10 … Started the game 5-for-5 … Went 4-for-5 with two RBIs in game two of the May 21 doubleheader against Boston College … Posted a career-high two doubles, going 4-for-5 vs. Bethune-Cookman on June 4 … Named to the NCAA Gainesville Regional all-tournament team.
2015 (Freshman): Started 53 of Tech’s 55 games with 52 starts coming at second base … Combined with shortstop Connor Justus to make one of the ACC’s top double-play tandems … The Jackets were second in the league in double plays and among the top-25 double-play teams nationally with 56 … Hit .255 for the season with the team’s second-most doubles (13), third-most runs (32), third-most hits (51) and fourth-most RBIs (27) … Was among the toughest players nationally to strike out with just one strikeout in every 12.5 at-bats, which was third in the ACC and 58th nationally … Had a career-best 11-game hitting streak from late March to early April … Debuted as Tech’s starting second baseman in all three games of the Atlanta Challenge on Opening Weekend … Recorded his first career hit, an infield single, in his first plate appearance and finished 2-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI in the Opening Day win over St. John’s … Was 3-for-3 with three RBIs in the win at Georgia Southern on Feb. 17, including recording his first career extra-base hit — a two-run double … Went a then career-best 4-for-5 with an RBI double and three runs in a 15-2 win over Indiana State on Feb. 28 … Laid down a 12th-inning sacrifice bunt that induced the game-ending error to give Georgia Tech a walk-off 7-6 victory over Ohio on March 3 … Matched his career-high three RBIs in a 2-for-5 effort with two doubles and a walk against Georgia Southern on March 10 … Drove in the go-ahead run with a fielder’s choice in the sixth inning and added an RBI double in the eighth as Tech beat Auburn 4-1 on March 24 — first career game-winning RBI … Missed only two games on the season at Louisville (ankle) … Returned to the lineup midweek at No. 21 Georgia and had two hits and a then career-best three runs in a 13-6 win … Went 5-for-11 with two RBIs and two runs scored and launched his first career home run in a series win at Virginia Tech … Doubled twice, scored and drove in a run in Tech’s dramatic 9-7 comeback win at Mercer on May 6 … Knocked in five runs in Tech’s series win over Pittsburgh, which included a career-high-tying three RBIs in the series opener.
Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner at Villa Rica High School under head coach Jay Sneddon … Earned all-state recognition and Team MVP honors in all four seasons … Holds the school record for career stolen bases with 104, while hitting .420 and mashing 15 home runs over career … Lists winning Connie Mack World Series with East Cobb Yankees as his favorite baseball memory … Chose Georgia Tech for the baseball program, academics and familiarity with current Tech players through summer baseball.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Wade Bailey, but goes by Wade … Born Feb. 13, 1996, in Villa Rica, Ga. … Son of Tony and Kathy Bailey … Majoring in business administration.