|Hometown:||Diamond Bar, Calif.|
|High School:||Diamond Bar HS|
DIAMOND BAR HS: Was a four-year letterwinner for Head Coach Eric Shibley and the Brahmas at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, Calif. Earned all-league honors all four seasons (three with the Sierra League and one with the Hacienda League) Was named the Sierra League's most valuable player as a junior when he batted .470 and was 7-2 with a 2.10 ERA Earn first-team All-CIF recognition as a junior and senior Also lettered for three years for the Brahmas basketball team Was drafted by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Players Draft.
PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 6, 1993, in Glendora, Calif. Full name is Kent David Mathews Parents are Kent and Kelly Mathews Has an older sister, Kara Major is undecided Models his game after Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels Favorites include: Pete Rose (baseball player), Fenway Park (stadium), C.C. Sabathia (athlete), Van Halen (musical artist), Los Angeles Dodgers (team), "Dumb and Dumber" (movie), "Beyond Belief" (book) and Jim Carrey (actor).