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Matt Wieters

29-Year-Old Catcher – Baltimore Orioles

2016 Stats

AVG

.214

HR

1

RBI

8

R

5

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Wieters went under the knife for Tommy John surgery in June of 2014. There was hope that Wieters could be ready for Opening Day last year, but he did not return to the Orioles until early-June. Upon h...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 5/21/1986   BORN: Charleston, SC   COLLEGE: Georgia Tech   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Wieters Contract Information:

Accepted a one-year qualifying offer with the Orioles in November 2015.

April 30, 2016  –  Matt Wieters News

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Matt Wieters Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 22 A FRE 69 278 229 48 79 23 8 0 15 40 1 2 44 47 1 4 0 .345 .448 .576 1.024
2008 22 AA BOW 61 250 208 41 76 28 14 2 12 51 1 0 38 29 0 3 1 .365 .460 .625 1.085
2009 23 AAA NOR 38 159 138 25 43 16 9 2 5 30 0 0 19 28 0 2 0 .312 .390 .514 .904
2009 23 MAJ BAL 96 385 354 35 102 25 15 1 9 43 0 0 28 86 0 2 1 .288 .340 .412 .753
2010 24 MAJ BAL 130 502 446 37 111 34 22 1 11 55 0 1 47 94 0 7 2 .249 .319 .377 .695
2011 25 MAJ BAL 139 551 500 72 131 50 28 0 22 68 1 0 48 84 0 1 2 .262 .328 .450 .778
2012 26 MAJ BAL 144 593 526 67 131 51 27 1 23 83 3 0 60 112 0 3 4 .249 .329 .435 .764
2013 27 MAJ BAL 148 579 523 59 123 51 29 0 22 79 2 0 43 104 1 12 0 .235 .287 .417 .704
2014 28 MAJ BAL 26 112 104 13 32 10 5 0 5 18 0 1 6 19 0 2 0 .308 .339 .500 .839
2015 29 AA BOW 3 13 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .182 .231 .182 .413
2015 29 AAA NOR 2 6 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .667 1.200 1.867
2015 29 MAJ BAL 75 282 258 24 69 23 14 1 8 25 0 0 21 67 0 3 0 .267 .319 .422 .741
2016 30 MAJ BAL 16 62 56 5 12 3 2 0 1 8 0 0 6 19 0 0 0 .214 .290 .304 .594
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3-Year Averages     83 323 295 32 74 27 16 0 11 40 0 0 23 63 0 5 0 .251 .300 .417 .717
Career  (View All)     774 3,066 2,767 312 711 247 142 4 101 379 6 2 259 585 1 30 9 .257 .319 .421 .740

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Matt Wieters Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 1 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 30 CWS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .290 .304 .594
Apr. 29 CWS 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .298 .327 .625
Apr. 28 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 27 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .283 .327 .610
Apr. 26 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 25 @TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .300 .348 .648
Apr. 24 @KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .298 .349 .647
Apr. 23 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .304 .357 .661
Apr. 22 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 21 Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .341 .405 .746
Apr. 20 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 19 Tor 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .342 .412 .754
Apr. 17 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 16 @Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .324 .300 .624
Apr. 15 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Tex 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .296 .596
Apr. 13 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .269 .250 .519
Apr. 11 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .238 .250 .488
Apr. 10 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .294 .313 .607
Apr. 9 TB Did not play.
Apr. 8 TB 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .385 .417 .802
Apr. 7 Min Did not play.
Apr. 6 Min 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .708
Apr. 4 Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Last 7 Days 13 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .421
Last 14 Days 26 4 5 0 0 1 2 2 10 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .250 .308 .558
Last 30 Days 56 5 12 2 0 1 8 6 19 0 0 0 0 2 .214 .290 .304 .594

Matt Wieters: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 14 1
2015 55 3 12
2014 22 4
2013 140 5
2012 134 9
2011 132 1 3
2010 126 2
2009 86 10

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Matt Wieters: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 4

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Matt Wieters Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016162020.188.250.485
2015687370.265.426.728
2014213250.238.571.799

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016403160.225.325.636
2015190175180.268.421.746
201483103130.325.482.849

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016304160.267.400.733
2015105113130.324.505.901
2014476260.277.447.733

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016261020.154.192.434
2015153135120.229.366.627
20145773120.333.544.925
Matt Wieters Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 22 A FRE 278 229 15.8% 16.9% 0.94 79% .383 .231
2008 22 AA BOW 250 208 15.2% 11.6% 1.31 86% .383 .260
2009 23 AAA NOR 159 138 11.9% 17.6% 0.68 80% .362 .202
2009 23 MAJ BAL 385 354 7.3% 22.3% 0.33 76% .359 .124
2010 24 MAJ BAL 502 446 9.4% 18.7% 0.50 79% .293 .128
2011 25 MAJ BAL 551 500 8.7% 15.2% 0.57 83% .277 .188
2012 26 MAJ BAL 593 526 10.1% 18.9% 0.54 79% .276 .186
2013 27 MAJ BAL 579 523 7.4% 18% 0.41 80% .254 .182
2014 28 MAJ BAL 112 104 5.4% 17% 0.32 82% .338 .192
2015 29 AA BOW 13 11 7.7% 0% 0.00 100% .182 .000
2015 29 AAA NOR 6 5 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .600
2015 29 MAJ BAL 282 258 7.4% 23.8% 0.31 74% .333 .155
2016 30 MAJ BAL 62 56 9.7% 30.6% 0.32 66% .306 .090
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3-Year Averages     323 295 7.1% 19.5% 0.37 79% .285 .166
Career     3,066 2,767 8.4% 19.1% 0.44 79% .293 .164

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2016 Stat Review for Matt Wieters    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.214 AVG
TERRIBLE
66% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.306 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.304 SLG
TERRIBLE
.090 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.32 BB/K
WEAK
9.7% BB Rate
GOOD
30.6% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.594 OPS
TERRIBLE
.290 OBP
POOR

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Matt Wieters: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wieters is back in the lineup and hitting sixth for Friday's game against the White Sox.

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Wieters is back in the lineup Wednesday, batting sixth and starting at catcher, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Wieters is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.

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Wieters is out of Friday's lineup against the Royals, MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters was ejected from Thursday's game in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

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Wieters is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season in Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays.

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Wieters is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

What began as a bit of forearm soreness for Wieters in April turned into a serious elbow concern in early May, but an initial visit to the renowned Dr. James Andrews yielded good news, as surgery was not recommended at that time. However, as Wieters continued to play (exclusively at DH) and the elbow worsened, the decision was made to shut him down. Treatment and rehabilitation failed to resolve the issue in the month that followed, with Wieters' attempts to start up with throwing halted by renewed discomfort in the region, and the 28-year-old was ultimately forced to undergo Tommy John surgery on June 17. The expectation is that Wieters will be a go for spring training, and while the sample size from 2014 is small, the elbow issue didn't sap his power (career-high .192 ISO) and his contact (84.6%) and swinging-strike rates (7.7%) both improved. He did benefit from a .329 BABIP, so the .305 average should be taken with a grain of salt, but Wieters is a proven home-run commodity and will make for a strong bounce-back candidate, assuming the elbow holds up during Grapefruit League play.

2014

Wieters is everything the Orioles hoped he would be defensively. His bat has been a different story. Wieters has not hit above a pedestrian .262 in any of his four full seasons and he sank to a .287 OBP and an 86 wRC+ in 2013. A career 18.0% line drive rate has yielded just a .283 BABIP. The good news at the plate is that Wieters seems to be good for 20 home runs annually. Wieters has better splits against left-handed pitchers, though platooning at catcher is not usually feasible in fantasy leagues. Few catchers start more games than Wieters, and he will once again be counted on to carry a heavy workload as the Orioles have little in the way of talented backups capable of pushing him for at-bats.

2013

Wieters followed up his 22-homer outbreak by hitting 23 long balls in 2012, but his average has lagged behind expectations throughout his first three full seasons. Once donned "Joe Mauer with power," Wieters has not become the prolific hitter that many expected. His BABIP has not topped .287, but his advanced stats reveal that the reason for that may be that he is swinging at too many pitches outside of the strike zone. Wieters' 10.1 percent walk rate in 2012 is the highest in his full seasons, but it lags far behind his minor league numbers. Wieters will turn 27 in May, which will leave some fantasy players to salivate over the potential for a career year. Unless he can become more selective, Wieters will have a difficult time completely fulfilling his hype as a top prospect.

2012

Wieters finally saw some of the power which fueled the "Matt Wieters Facts" hype around him in the minor leagues, as the switch-hitter slugged 22 home runs in 139 games in 2011. Wieters also continued to improve his contact rate, striking out in 15.2 percent his of at-bats. The lower that rate goes, the higher his batting average should reach - if he can improve his .276 BABIP, he's capable of hitting for a .280 average or better. With the power, that makes him one of the better bats available at catcher.

2011

Wieters did not take that anticipated leap forward in 2010. In fact, he actually took a step or two in the wrong direction. He teased us with a solid stretch run in 2009, then failed to get his OPS to .700. Some owners won't be forgiving and that makes Wieters a bit of a sleeper this season. The baseball community has widely regarded him as a superstar in the making and those kinds of expectations don't simply vanish due to a disappointing year for a developing player. Wieters will be a wild card in 2011. The upside is plentiful, and it seems unlikely he will hit as poorly as he did in 2010.

2010

There were rumors that Wieters would either walk on the Potomac River, or at the minimum part the sea when he arrived in Baltimore. While he didn't put up the Ryan Braun or Evan Longoria rookie numbers that many thought he was capable of, Wieters gave us a taste down the stretch of what he can do. The Orioles showed confidence by hitting him third in the lineup during part of September, but we don't expect him to be thrust into that role with Baltimore's youthful outfield likely taking the premium hitting spots. Don't punch his Hall of Fame ticket just yet, but Wieters has the talent to be a premium offensive threat as a catcher. Some could be eager to overdraft him, but he needs to prove himself worthy before we put him in the same tier as Joe Mauer, Victor Martinez and Brian McCann.

2009

The Orioles made a commitment to Wieters when they signed him for a huge bonus after taking him with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2007 draft. Wieters didn't disappoint in 2008, quickly earning a billing as one of the top prospects in baseball while playing in High-A and Double-A. The Orioles made another commitment to Wieters when they traded Ramon Hernandez to the Reds in December. Wieters is a must-draft keeper and should be added immediately when he is called up in nearly all formats.

2008

If you're in a minor league keeper league, go get Wieters now. It's rare to find a power-hitting catching prospect, and rarer still to see the Orioles be willing to plunk down over-slot money to land him in the draft. The fifth pick in the 2007 draft got his professional career off to a good start by hitting 283/.364/.415 in the Hawaii Winter League.