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Matt Wieters

32-Year-Old Catcher – Washington Nationals

2018 Stats

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.205

HR

3

RBI

7

R

6

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

In 465 plate appearances, the switch-hitting backstop batted just .225 with a .643 OPS and 62 wRC+, easily the three lowest such marks of his career. On top of that, Wieters' 10 homers were the fewest...

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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 with the Nationals in February of 2017. Contract includes a $10.5 million player option for 2018.

July 14, 2018  –  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 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 123 465 422 43 95 30 20 0 10 52 1 0 38 94 0 4 1 .225 .288 .344 .632
2018 32 A POT 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2018 32 AA HAR 2 7 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .619
2018 32 MAJ WAS 28 96 83 6 17 4 1 0 3 7 0 1 11 15 1 0 1 .205 .305 .325 .630
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3-Year Averages     107 402 367 38 89 28 17 0 11 47 0 0 30 82 0 3 2 .243 .301 .379 .680
Career  (View All)     1033 4,029 3,639 404 914 313 178 5 130 496 8 3 334 760 3 37 16 .251 .314 .410 .724

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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
Jul. 15 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .305 .325 .630
Jul. 14 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 13 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .315 .338 .653
Jul. 12 @NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .330 .355 .685
Jul. 11 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .321 .356 .677
Jul. 10 @Pit Did not play.
Jul. 9 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .338 .377 .715
Jul. 8 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 7 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 6 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 5 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 4 Bos Did not play.
Jul. 3 Bos Did not play.
Jul. 2 Bos Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Phi Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Phi Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Phi Did not play.
Jun. 28 @Phi Did not play.
Jun. 26 @TB Did not play.
Jun. 25 @TB Did not play.
Jun. 24 Phi Did not play.
Jun. 23 Phi Did not play.
Jun. 22 Phi Did not play.
Jun. 21 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 20 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 19 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 18 NYY Did not play.
Jun. 17 @Tor Did not play.
Jun. 16 @Tor Did not play.
Jun. 15 @Tor Did not play.
Last 7 Games 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .269
Last 14 Games 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .269
Last 30 Games 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .269
Matt Wieters Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 8 Bowie 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Jul. 7 Bowie 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 6 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .619
Last 30 Days 6 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .619

Matt Wieters: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 26
2017 118
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
2018 3

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Matt Wieters Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018201110.250.400.800
20177883130.244.385.687
2016105153150.229.343.645

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018635260.190.302.573
2017344357391.221.334.619
20163183314511.248.431.733

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018355360.257.514.880
2017207215300.246.348.661
20161962410390.245.444.740

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018481010.167.188.447
2017215225221.205.340.603
2016227247271.242.379.687
Matt Wieters vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 465 422 8.2% 20.2% 0.40 78% .264 .119
2018 32 A POT 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .333 .000
2018 32 AA HAR 7 6 14.3% 28.6% 0.50 67% .250 .166
2018 32 MAJ WAS 96 83 11.5% 15.6% 0.73 82% .215 .120
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3-Year Averages     402 367 7.5% 20.4% 0.37 78% .282 .136
Career     4,029 3,639 8.3% 18.9% 0.44 79% .281 .159

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Matt Wieters Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2017 1003.7 -3 24 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 -4
2018 200.7 2 - 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.73 BB/K
ELITE
11.5% BB Rate
GREAT
15.6% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.630 OPS
TERRIBLE
.305 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.205 AVG
TERRIBLE
.215 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.325 SLG
TERRIBLE
.120 ISO
POOR

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

Wieters is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

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Wieters (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. He'll get the start behind the plate and bat eighth against the Pirates.

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Wieters (hamstring) is scheduled to start his rehab assignment with seven innings at Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Wieters (hamstring) ran the bases Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters (hamstring) is aiming on a return from the disabled list prior to the All-Star break, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Wieters (hamstring) is scheduled to participate in a simulated game against minor-league pitching Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Wieters (hamstring) was able to run on the field prior to the Nationals' game against Baltimore on Thursday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 this winter. Surprisingly, the defense came back quicker than the bat as Wieters looked like his old self behind the plate, but struggled to hit. He nearly posted career lows in each of the triple slash categories and his counting category totals were the lowest they have been in a full season since 2010. The power numbers come mostly from the left side while his better batting average has typically come from the right side. He was one of the best catchers on the free agent market, which helped him pick up a nice two-year, $21 million deal with the Nationals. Nationals Park is a fairly hitter-friendly environment, which could help Wieters bounce back at the plate in 2017 as the primary catcher in the nation's capital.

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.