6-6, 235lb (198cm, 106kg)
September 15, 1976
in Three Rivers, MI
Draft: Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 27th round of the 1995 MLB June Amateur Draft from Centerville HS (Sturgis, MI) and the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (22nd) of the 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft from Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI).
High Schools: Centerville HS (Sturgis, MI), Centreville HS (Centreville, MI)
School: Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)
Full Name: Matthew J. Thornton