Matt Wieters St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 34 (May 21, 1986) | 6' 5" | 235lbs. | Bats: Both C-54 PH-11
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BAL AAA 2009 39 141 25 43 20 30 9 2 5 30 0 0 .305 .387 .504 12 18 .352 n/a
BAL AL 2009 96 354 35 102 28 86 15 1 9 43 0 0 .288 .340 .412 7 22 .356 n/a 10 9
BAL AL 2010 130 446 37 111 47 94 22 1 11 55 0 1 .249 .319 .377 9 19 .287 n/a 9 8
BAL AL 2011 139 500 72 131 48 84 28 0 22 68 1 0 .262 .328 .450 9 15 .276 43/18/39 17 16
BAL AL 2012 144 526 67 131 60 112 27 1 23 83 3 0 .249 .329 .435 10 19 .274 44/20/35 17 15
BAL AL 2013 148 523 59 123 43 104 29 0 22 79 2 0 .235 .287 .417 7 18 .247 39/18/44 15 13
BAL AL 2014 26 104 13 32 6 19 5 0 5 18 0 1 .308 .339 .500 5 17 .329 28/30/43 6 6
BAL AA 2015 3 11 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .182 .231 .182 8 0 .167 n/a
BAL AAA 2015 2 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .600 .667 1.20 17 0 .500 n/a
BAL AL 2015 75 258 24 69 21 67 14 1 8 25 0 0 .267 .319 .422 7 24 .328 43/25/32 6 6
BAL AL 2016 124 423 48 103 32 85 17 1 17 66 1 0 .243 .302 .409 7 18 .265 36/24/40 11 11
WAS NL 2017 123 422 43 95 38 94 20 0 10 52 1 0 .225 .288 .344 8 20 .264 42/21/36 4 5
WAS A+ 2018 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 0 25 .333 n/a
WAS AA 2018 2 6 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .286 .333 14 29 .250 n/a
WAS NL 2018 76 235 24 56 30 45 8 0 8 30 0 1 .238 .330 .374 11 17 .261 34/21/45 5 5
STL NL 2019 67 168 15 36 12 47 4 0 11 27 1 1 .214 .268 .435 7 26 .223 38/21/41 4 3
STL NL 2020 19 35 3 7 3 10 1 0 0 4 0 0 .200 .300 .229 7 26 .280 40/32/28 -1 -0
Career 12yrs 1167 3994 440 996 368 847 190 5 146 550 9 4 .249 .313 .409 8 19 .279 n/a
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The other element of keeper leagues that pushes Wieters' price up in those leagues is that you don't want some lucky stiff getting him for $8-10, have Wieters turn into Soto, and then find yourself losing because the lucky stiff with Wieters flips him for a full priced Mauer and A-Rod in June while you're left wrangling for the detritus of Nick Swisher and his ilk in July because you have nothing to dump.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Dec 18 '08
"My projection is somewhere in the range of 15HR, 65RBI, .300...that isn't worth a $10 bid...its worth a lot more."

Well Toz, yes, that projection would be more than a $10 bid.

Your projections are little more lofty than mine.
A rookie catcher hitting .300 is a lot to ask.

But then again, I was suspicious of Soto last year and he far exceeded my expectations.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Dec 18 '08
Well, the bid limit is assuming a keeper league. Ultimately, based upon his numbers and ceiling, the question you ask yourself if he is available in a keeper league is: what price do I need to pay this year that will still be a bargain in 3 years? Even in a non-keeper league, my thought process is: who is better? At any position, never mind catcher. That doesn't mean to go to $25. My projection is somewhere in the range of 15HR, 65RBI, .300...that isn't worth a $10 bid...its worth a lot more.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Dec 18 '08
My bid limit's actually higher than Toz's, and when I invariably wind up dumping in May, Wieters will be very high on my short list.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Dec 17 '08
The O's are wacky, but I have to think they are ready to give the kid the starting job out of spring training.

That being said, $14 might be too much of a bid limit for a rookie catcher with just one year of pro ball under his belt. Only 3 AL catchers earned $14 or more last year...I would feel more comfortable with a bit closer to $10.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Dec 16 '08
I think the O's are wacky enough to try to start the season with Uncle Rick Dempsey's fave, G. Zaun, and keep Wieters in AAA a la Braun and Longoria. That is one screwed up franchise. Two years for C. Izturis? Only GM wackier is Colletti - so far he has two Blakes and a Hu in the infield and still Juan Pierre in leftfield.
Noah Hirsch NSH
Dec 16 '08
I happen to own Weiters in my American League, so I will have him as a $5S2 for auction purposes. I took a look at some of the projections, and they are healthy. Given the amount of extra base hits, I think rumors of a 20HR season are a bit of a stretch, but not out of the realm of possibility. The average is what will be interesting...will those averages translate to ML pitching. I see a bid limit of about $14 here.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Dec 16 '08
The mega-prospect has now shined at three levels in his brief professional career. He tapered off at the end of the Arizona Fall League -- possibly, according to a scout that Baseball America talked to, because he was bored. I got to see him play in a game in Surprise in early November, and he didn't seem so much bored at that point as supremely confident. With good reason.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '08