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Matt Wieters

31-Year-Old Catcher – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

AVG

.249

HR

6

RBI

27

R

22

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 2016 plan for Wieters was to enjoy one more year in Camden Yards and hopefully have a healthy year, put up big power numbers, prove he was good enough behind the plate and get a new long-term deal...

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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:

Signed a two-year, $21 million contract, which includes an opt-out, with the Nationals in February of 2017.

June 21, 2017  –  Matt Wieters News

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Wieters is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports 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 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 124 464 423 48 103 35 17 1 17 66 1 0 32 85 1 3 5 .243 .302 .409 .711
2017 31 MAJ WAS 58 225 209 22 52 17 11 0 6 27 1 0 15 41 0 0 1 .249 .302 .388 .690
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3-Year Averages     75 283 261 28 68 22 12 0 10 36 0 0 19 57 0 2 1 .261 .311 .421 .732
Career  (View All)     940 3,693 3,343 377 854 296 168 5 123 464 8 2 300 692 2 33 15 .255 .317 .419 .736

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Matt Wieters Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Jun. 21 @Mia Did not play.
Jun. 20 @Mia 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .302 .388 .690
Jun. 19 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .309 .397 .706
Jun. 18 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .315 .405 .720
Jun. 17 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 16 @NYM 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .321 .413 .734
Jun. 15 @NYM 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .324 .403 .727
Jun. 14 Atl Did not play.
Jun. 13 Atl 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .325 .401 .726
Jun. 12 Atl 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .327 .399 .726
Jun. 11 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .325 .399 .724
Jun. 10 Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .330 .406 .736
Jun. 9 Tex 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .332 .408 .740
Jun. 8 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .328 .406 .734
Jun. 7 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .335 .416 .751
Jun. 6 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .337 .418 .755
Jun. 5 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .343 .426 .769
Jun. 4 @Oak 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .345 .430 .775
Jun. 3 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 2 @Oak 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .335 .406 .741
May. 31 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .339 .407 .746
May. 30 @SF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .342 .411 .753
May. 29 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .346 .418 .764
May. 28 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .349 .423 .772
May. 27 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .351 .426 .777
May. 26 SD 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .361 .439 .800
May. 25 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .357 .430 .787
May. 24 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .359 .433 .792
May. 23 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .362 .439 .801
May. 21 @Atl Did not play.
Last 7 Games 22 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .273 .364
Last 14 Games 43 4 7 2 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 .163 .163 .279 .442
Last 30 Games 89 9 18 4 0 2 11 2 16 0 0 0 0 2 .202 .220 .315 .535

Matt Wieters: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 55
2016 117 2
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
2017323380.313.594.947
2016105153150.229.343.645
2015687370.265.426.728

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017177193191.237.350.643
20163183314511.248.431.733
2015190175180.268.421.746

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201790104170.322.500.878
20161962410390.245.444.740
2015105113130.324.505.901

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017119122101.193.303.547
2016227247271.242.379.687
2015153135120.229.366.627
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% .374 .231
2008 22 AA BOW 250 208 15.2% 11.6% 1.31 86% .376 .260
2009 23 AAA NOR 159 138 11.9% 17.6% 0.68 80% .355 .202
2009 23 MAJ BAL 385 354 7.3% 22.3% 0.33 76% .356 .124
2010 24 MAJ BAL 502 446 9.4% 18.7% 0.50 79% .287 .128
2011 25 MAJ BAL 551 500 8.7% 15.2% 0.57 83% .276 .188
2012 26 MAJ BAL 593 526 10.1% 18.9% 0.54 79% .274 .186
2013 27 MAJ BAL 579 523 7.4% 18% 0.41 80% .247 .182
2014 28 MAJ BAL 112 104 5.4% 17% 0.32 82% .329 .192
2015 29 AA BOW 13 11 7.7% 0% 0.00 100% .167 .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% .328 .155
2016 30 MAJ BAL 464 423 6.9% 18.3% 0.38 80% .265 .166
2017 31 MAJ WAS 225 209 6.7% 18.2% 0.37 80% .284 .139
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3-Year Averages     283 261 6.7% 20.1% 0.33 78% .296 .160
Career     3,693 3,343 8.1% 18.7% 0.43 79% .285 .164

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Matt Wieters Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 485.3 0 0 0 0 232 0 122 0
2015 1B 18 0 1 0 0 0 18 0 5 0 0 0 0
2016 C 980.3 0 0 0 0 483 0 144 0
2017 C 469.7 0 0 0 0 212 0 128 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C -2 0 0 0 -1 0 -4 -7
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C 3 0 0 0 0 0 -6 -3
2017 C 2 -2 0 0 -2 0 -2 -4

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2017 Stat Review for Matt Wieters    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.37 BB/K
WEAK
6.7% BB Rate
WEAK
18.2% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.690 OPS
POOR
.302 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.249 AVG
WEAK
.284 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.388 SLG
POOR
.139 ISO
WEAK

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

Wieters is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets.

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Wieters went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Friday's win over the Mets.

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Wieters went 1-for-4 with a double and two runs during Thursday's win over the Mets.

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Wieters is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

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Wieters will take a seat on Saturday, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

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Wieters is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Wieters went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two runs scored and two RBI in Sunday's win over the A's.

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Wieters is out of Saturday's lineup against the A's, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

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Wieters went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's win over the Padres.

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Wieters is not in the Nationals' lineup Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

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Wieters is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 his return, Wieters was not able to catch on consecutive days. The Orioles floated a qualifying offer to Wieters and he accepted a one-year deal in the hopes that a healthy year in 2016 will give him a big payday after the season. Wieters should reabsorb his playing time and relegate Caleb Joseph to a backup role. Offensively, Wieters' strikeout rate jumped to 23.8%, the highest of his career, while his ISO dropped to .155, his lowest mark since 2010. Wieters turns 30 years old in May, so the next offseason is going to be the only chance for Wieters to land a big long-term contract. His elbow acted up again in camp, and his status for Opening Day is in jeopardy, so he should be discounted on draft day and those in one-catcher leagues might be better served grabbing a safer option.

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.