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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I just noticed: In 348 AB.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 22 '10
Rotoman's Wieters Projection last year:

.290 .386 .486

I like CHONE's numbers here, it seems like nuance to have the lowest SLG.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 22 '10
I love the WGB clips; just wish we could get Gene to come here a little more often. But good stuff, either way.
scott pianowski ballfour
Mar 22 '10
Wise Guy Baseball 2010: "A CDM play if 1) he breaks out, 2) he hits in the middle of the lineup, and you might add 3) he DHs at least some. All three of these can happen without the earth wobbling, in fact if he breaks out the rest will fall into place more or less... But we should consider the nature of a breakout, which is BA not power... Besides, why take the guy who's hoping to be Joe Mauer or Victor Martinez when you can take Joe Mauer or Victor Martinez? So you can save $660? Whoopdedo... If you insist on starting with Wieters, at least have the other two hanging around your roster. Then you won't get killed for long."
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 22 '10
It's not like Baltimore Harbor is not at sea level too.

ZIPs had his Frederick and Bowie 2008 MLEs at:
.286/.351/.431
.308/.372/.502

Here's what the major systems projected for him; notwithstanding PECOTA which predicted he'd be one of the top hitters in the majors.

* The Hardball Times
* Sean Smith's CHONE
* Dan Szymborski's ZiPS
* Brian Cartwright's Oliver

THT .286/.396/.491
CHONE.274/.352/.439
ZiPS.291/.361/.467
Oliver.294/.373/.487

CHONE is most accurate overall, not just with Wieters. But, it was almost identical to what ZIPs had for his 2008 A+ MLE. Jumping from A+-Majors in two years is quite a leap, so it's not surprising where he actually finished.

After the season Fangraphs wrote: Wieters’ wOBA dropped to .330 this year, a substantial drop from his AAA line of .391 and his low-minors numbrs which ranged from .440 and .490. Both his IsoP and his walk numbers plummeted upon reaching the show. A human .124 ISO and 7.3% walk rate led to a nearly exactly average season at the plate for Wieters. As a catcher, an average hitting season ranks as the 12th best season out of a catcher this year, certainly acceptable out of a rookie, despite the fact that this rookie snacks on batting donuts.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 26 '10
In those 354 at-bats he hit 6 opposite field dingers. Longoria had only 3, Sandoval 7, and Kendry 9. Maybe Norfolk's MLE at sea level fails to translate?
James Morgan jem1776
Jan 26 '10
Games at position are for his time in the minors; we are working on fixing this, but in the meantime it's interesting to note how much DH-ing he did at Norfolk. What was that all about?
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 25 '10
It's a pretty light position in the AL with a lot of older guys who could fall of the table. Mauer is obviously heads-and-shoulders ahead of the class. Victor Martinez is well established at #2. I don't think Wieters is going to challenge him this year, but he could very easily be the #3 in earnings when 2010 is over. Kurt Suzuki is pretty solid, but after that there's not too much to speak of, especially if Scioscia doesn't play Mike Napoli as much as he should.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 24 '10