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Matt Wieters

29-Year-Old Catcher – Baltimore Orioles

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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 ...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  6/4/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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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Agreed to a one-year, $8.3 million contract with the Orioles in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

May 22, 2015  –  Matt Wieters News

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Wieters (elbow) said that a June 4 return to the Orioles remains a possibility, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun 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
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3-Year Averages     106 426 384 46 95 36 20 0 16 60 1 0 36 78 0 5 1 .247 .310 .424 .734
Career  (View All)     683 2,722 2,453 283 630 221 126 3 92 346 6 2 232 499 1 27 9 .257 .320 .423 .743

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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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
May. 22 @Mia Did not play.
May. 21 Sea Did not play.
May. 20 Sea Did not play.
May. 19 Sea Did not play.
May. 17 LAA Did not play.
May. 16 LAA Did not play.
May. 15 LAA Did not play.
May. 13 Tor Did not play.
May. 12 Tor Did not play.
May. 11 Tor Did not play.
May. 10 @NYY Did not play.
May. 9 @NYY Did not play.
May. 8 @NYY Did not play.
May. 7 @NYY Did not play.
May. 6 @NYM Did not play.
May. 5 @NYM Did not play.
May. 3 TB Did not play.
May. 2 TB Did not play.
May. 1 TB Did not play.
Apr. 29 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 28 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 27 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 26 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 25 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 24 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 23 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 22 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 21 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 19 @Bos Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Matt Wieters: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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 Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014213250.238.571.799
20131632511272.282.546.872

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201483103130.325.482.849
20133603411520.214.358.628

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014476260.277.447.733
20132553213421.224.420.698

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20145773120.333.544.925
2013268279371.246.414.710
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 112 104 5.4% 17% 0.32 82% .338 .192
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3-Year Averages     426 384 8.5% 18.3% 0.46 80% .272 .177
Career     2,722 2,453 8.5% 18.3% 0.46 80% .289 .166

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

Wieters (elbow) experienced some tightness in his hamstring recently but will still catch Thursday in extended spring training, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Wieters (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie next Tuesday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Wieters (elbow) will join the Orioles in Miami next weekend and could begin a rehab assignment shortly after, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters (elbow) won't be eligible to return from the 60-day disabled list until June 4, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Wieters (elbow) will catch eight innings Tuesday in extended spring training, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Wieters (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters (elbow) is slated to catch eight innings Tuesday at extended spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters (elbow) will catch seven innings with High-A Frederick on Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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2015

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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.