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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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '11
When Mike Piazza was done with his season at age 25 (calendar year, not baseball year) he'd hit 36 career homers, though all but one came that season.

There's time for Wieters to live up to the expectations, especially if he's been focusing on winning fielding awards.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Oct 31 '11
Wieters won his first Field Bible Award for catcher this year.

http://www.actasports.com/stats_detail/?StatId=309

I'm not crazy about defensive metrics and especially total value metrics that don't include catcher defense even if they provide a positional adjustment. But, having watched Wieters all year, I can say his throwing is very good and accurate. His blocking of balls in the dirt is solid, although not spectacular. His blocking of the plate is strong as he's very large and somewhat agile. With the offense not living up to expectations, although still solid for a catcher (Remember he was going to be Joe Mauer with 30 HR power), he's an all-star who should have a very long career at the most difficult of positions. I wonder if the Gold Glove will be awarded to him. Here's what the Fielding Bible said:

CATCHER—MATT WIETERS, BALTIMORE ORIOLES (97 POINTS) This year Wieters unseated the winner of the last four Fielding Bible Award winners at catcher, Yadier Molina. Wieters led all catchers with 14 Runs Saved, and garnered 97 points as the overwhelming choice for this year's award.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 31 '11
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Alex Patton Alex
Oct 12 '11
He did have one HR robbed by a great catch earlier in the season. Would 1 more HR make his stats look all that better? Maybe... probably not. If, it's any consolation his OPS+ is right at league average, which for a catcher is very good, and he's the best throwing catcher in the AL. 20 CS against 28 steals. Even when he doesn't get the runner his throws are right on the bag.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 29 '11
so another slow roller of a year ... but the dude is still only 25, and we know lots of times catchers bust out late. still hope here?
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jun 29 '11
Came within a diving snag by the shortstop of again being the extra-inning hero last night. Then Hardy bounces one up the middle and game over.

Two HBP by League are the key to this game. Both pitches look deliberate -- Vlad and Adam Jones hit smack in the butt -- but no way could they have been.
Alex Patton Alex
May 13 '11
Lots of great contests last night but none more epic than the one in Baltimore. Fabulous tag by Olivo on play at the plate before Wieters finally settled the matter in the 13th.
Alex Patton Alex
May 11 '11
He hit his fourth in the past couple weeks since he changed his stance. He also hit a two-run double with the bases loaded after starting the AB 0-2. He also grew a goatee and looks like a completely different person. Being that this is his third full season in the big leagues, he may have turned the corner. I hope so. As an Orioles fan and someone who owns him... although he'll be on the block as soon as Mauer shows some ability to come back. I activated Hank Conger from my minor league roster and will need to move a catcher.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 29 '11
It is not "grip it and rip it" either. Wieters is swinging less, both in the zone and out of it.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Apr 21 '11