Matthew Gaeta '17

Distinguished Young Alumnus Award

Matthew is the CEO and Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) Certified Agent  of Gaeta Sports Management (GSM) — located in One World Trade Center in New York City.  

At the age of 21, he became one of the youngest individuals to ever pass the MLBPA Agent  Certification Exam and, soon after, was granted certification by the MLBPA. Today, Matthew is  the sole agent of over 80 professional baseball players — having negotiated their contracts at the  Major, Minor, and International levels. 

Named to Sports Business Journal’s 2020 “New Voices: Under 30” list as well as tapped to Crain’s  New York Business 2021 “20 in their 20s,” Matthew most notably secured a 5-year guaranteed $9.25 Million contract extension for his client, and once Undrafted Free-Agent, Randy Dobnak of the Minnesota Twins – which has the potential for 8-years $29.75 Million and can max out at $54.05 Million with incentives and escalators.  

In addition, his clients have appeared on MLB Opening Day rosters, competed in the MLB  Playoffs and World Series, and earned prestigious individual accolades, including: First Team All MLB, Baseball America’s All-MLB Rookie Team, MLB’s All-Debut Team, Organizational Most  Outstanding MLB Rookie, Baseball America’s Top 30 Prospect lists, MLB Pipeline’s Top-30  Prospect lists, and MLB Pipeline Organizational Pitcher of the Year. 

He has also aided in solidifying on-air appearances for his clients on ESPN, USA Today, MLB  Network, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, CNBC, and landed them endorsement deals with Nike, Under  Armour, Rawlings, and Topps Baseball Cards, among others.  

Matthew’s work ethic, knowledge of the MLB/MLBPA Basic Agreement, business network  within baseball and the sports industry, academic background and playing experience are vital  elements that cohesively work together — each supporting his ability to connect with players and  help them achieve their personal and professional goals.