Matt Hibbert is a veteran outfielder in his thirteenth season in professional baseball, he has been in five independent leagues with seven ball clubs. This will be Hibbert’s third straight year playing with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
Matt Hibbert was born in Edison, NJ but attended high school at Basha High School in Chandler, AZ. Hibbert was a three-sport athlete at Basha playing baseball, football, and was on the track and field team. Hibbert won a lot of awards while playing baseball, he was named first-team all-region as a senior, added on top of him being voted team MVP.
Hibbert enrolled at Los Angeles Harbor College where he played for two seasons, in both seasons he was named to the All-South Coast team. He led his team in batting average in his sophomore year with his .357 average, with 20 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases.
After two seasons with LA Harbor College, Hibbert transferred to Long Beach State to play for the Dirtbags. In his senior season, he played in 46 games and finished with a slash of .293/.375/.376.
The next step for Hibbert was to play professional baseball, starting with the Chico Outlaws of the North American League. Hibbert spent most of his professional career with the Sonoma Stompers of the Pacific Association, having played 265 games and was a massive contributor in their championship season.
In 2018 Hibbert made his way to the Atlantic League when he joined the Lancaster Barnstormers, but after five games he was moved to the Road Warriors. Hibbert played 65 games for the Road Warriors team that disbanded after the conclusion of the season.
In his two seasons with the Blue Crabs, Hibbert has only committed one error in the outfield in the 200+ chances he’s handled. At the plate, Hibbert has consistently worn out the opposing pitchers by getting his way on base at an above .400 clip.