Matt attended Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona and then Central Arizona College. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 8th round of the 2003 June amateur draft, as the 245th pick overall.
Matt made his professional debut with the New Jersey Cardinals of the New York-Penn League. By 2008, he had advanced to the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. In September 2009, the Cardinals called him up to the big leagues as a September call-up.
Matt made his big-league debut on September 29, 2009, appearing as a pinch-hitter and drawing a walk. Matt has been working out at Arizona World of Baseball for over 10 years now. He has also been a hitting instructor for us for the last 6 years.