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Matt Wieters

27-Year-Old Catcher – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

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.344

HR

4

RBI

13

R

10

SB

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 O...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 5/21/1986   BORN: Charleston, SC   COLLEGE: Georgia Tech   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Wieters Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Orioles in January of 2013.

April 23, 2014  –  Matt Wieters News

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Wieters (forearm) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

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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 16 68 61 10 21 7 3 0 4 13 0 1 5 12 0 2 0 .344 .382 .590 .972
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Matt Wieters
3-Year Averages MAJ   143 573 516 66 128 50 28 0 22 76 2 0 50 100 0 5 2 .248 .314 .430 .744
Career  (View All) MAJ   673 2678 2410 280 619 218 124 3 91 341 6 2 231 492 1 27 9 .257 .321 .424 .745

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Matt Wieters Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 @Tor 5 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .382 .590 .972
Apr. 22 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 21 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Bos 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .365 .518 .883
Apr. 19 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .362 .529 .891
Apr. 18 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .370 .563 .933
Apr. 16 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .341 .367 .591 .958
Apr. 15 TB Did not play.
Apr. 14 TB 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .366 .400 .634 1.034
Apr. 13 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .366 .595 .961
Apr. 12 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 11 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .378 .545 .923
Apr. 9 @NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .367 .394 .600 .994
Apr. 8 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .370 .357 .630 .987
Apr. 7 @NYY 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .391 .391 .565 .956
Apr. 6 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .368 .368 .579 .947
Apr. 5 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .467 .867
Apr. 4 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 3 Bos 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .455 .455 .545 1.000
Apr. 2 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .572
Mar. 31 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Last 7 Days 20 2 6 1 0 1 5 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 .300 .348 .500 .848
Last 14 Days 38 7 12 2 0 3 10 5 8 0 1 0 2 0 .316 .378 .605 .983
Last 30 Days 61 10 21 3 0 4 13 5 12 0 1 0 2 0 .344 .382 .590 .972

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Matt Wieters: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 16
2013 140 5
2012 134 9
2011 132 1 3
2010 126 2
2009 86 10

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Matt Wieters Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131632511272.282.546.872
2012133185210.323.504.908
20111212711261.339.6941.124

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133603411520.214.358.628
20123934918623.224.412.715
20113794511420.237.372.665

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132553213421.224.420.698
20122513211471.259.458.793
20112564613380.277.500.844

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013268279371.246.414.710
20122753512362.240.415.738
2011244269301.246.398.710
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 68 61 7.4% 17.6% 0.42 80% .378 .246
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3-Year Averages MAJ   573 516 8.7% 17.5% 0.50 81% .269 .182
Career MAJ   2678 2410 8.6% 18.4% 0.47 80% .289 .167

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Wieters    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.344 AVG
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80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.378 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.590 SLG
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.246 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
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7.4% BB Rate
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17.6% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.972 OPS
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.382 OBP
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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Matt Wieters (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Moore TB 14 8 2 3 3 5 0 .571 1.071 1.718
Erik Bedard TB 11 5 2 5 2 2 1 .455 1.091 1.629
David Phelps NY-A 9 4 2 4 1 2 0 .444 1.111 1.611
Joel Peralta TB 12 7 1 2 1 2 0 .583 .917 1.532
Daisuke Matsuzaka NY-N 13 7 1 6 2 1 0 .538 .923 1.523
Gio Gonzalez WAS 14 8 1 4 2 2 1 .571 .857 1.468
Ivan Nova NY-A 31 11 4 7 4 3 0 .355 .839 1.267
Alex Cobb TB 7 2 1 2 2 3 1 .286 .714 1.159
Casey Janssen TOR 10 4 1 1 1 0 0 .400 .700 1.155
Jake Peavy BOS 9 4 0 3 0 2 0 .444 .667 1.111

Worst Matchups for Matt Wieters (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Andrew Miller BOS 9 0 0 0 3 4 0 .000 .000 .250
Mike Pelfrey MIN 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
Ryan Dempster BOS 12 1 0 0 1 1 1 .083 .083 .237
Shaun Marcum CLE 8 1 0 1 0 3 1 .125 .125 .236
Jarrod Parker OAK 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .100 .200
Bartolo Colon NY-N 12 1 0 1 0 2 0 .083 .083 .160
Dustin McGowan TOR 8 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .111
Carlos Villanueva CHI-N 17 0 0 1 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 15 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Perry WAS 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Wieters (forearm soreness) is expected to be back in the lineup for Wednesday's game, according to manager Buck Showalter, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

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Wieters is out of the lineup for a second consecutive game Tuesday in Toronto due to a sore right forearm, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Wieters will get a day off Monday, MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters isn't in the starting lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

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Wieters went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

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Wieters is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

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Wieters (ankle) played in the field in Wednesday's game against the Rays and went 1-for-3.

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Wieters (ankle) still has some swelling and his new target date is Monday, MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko reports.

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Wieters will be given a few days off to rest his injured ankle, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Wieters' (ankle) exit from Tuesday's game was merely "precautionary," according to manager Buck Showalter, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.