Matt Wieters St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 34 (May 21, 1986) | 6' 5" | 235lbs. | Bats: Both C-18 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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Totally agree that it's time to pare back taxi squads (Tout did that a year or two ago). In those CBS industry leagues, you get *seven* reserve players plus DL guys, and to me, that's ludicrous. You also lose players if traded out of league, another rule I don't like at all (random, fuky).
scott pianowski ballfour
Feb 13 '11
Point taken on shallow/deep auction/draft. I've never done a draft, and I've always sort of looked down my nose at those, but I think your point is well taken.

One way to make sure you've got plenty of stuff available in your FAABs (or whatever mechanism you use) to to slice your reserve lists to the bone. We used to be as high as 17; now, we're down to three "reserve" spots, and three DL spots, which HAVE to be used for injured players. We've slowly cut down from 17, to 9, to 6, and now to (sort of) 3/3. The FAAB auctions are active every week.
Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 13 '11
Two beats here:

For a few years in the 90s I played in the Popeye League, which was concocted in the Popeyes restaurant off Dewey Square in NYC. The idea was the draft would be all blind bidding. We auctioned by nominating a player and everyone wrote their bid on a post it, which they held up at the reveal, Indian Poker style.

The idea was to embarrass those who didn't have a pricing clue, and I won the first year because I had a pricing system that was better than everyone's. But in subsequent years the spread of the bids narrowed a lot, and after four years no one saw any purpose any more. Everyone knew what every player was worth within a couple bucks.

As for Mixed Shallow Play, the replacement pool is way too deep, so that frequent trannies mess the game up, but I think there's way more skill in "drafting" a shallow team than there is in buying a deep auction team. In the deep auction someone else there is always a corroborating bid, and someone will always have Jose Bautista.

In shallow auctions your enthusiasm can get you a guy that no one else would have taken for three rounds. You can make egregious mistakes.

Toz, I like the idea of bidding on the contract as well as this year's price. Some of us have kicked around a format where, coming out of the draft, you have to designate the three or five or seven guys you bought who you want to retain the option of keeping next year, in order to eliminate the random keeper.

Coming out of last year's ADL draft, I'm not sure I would have listed Bautista at $6 for that list. Thank goodness I didn't have to.





Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 12 '11
TMU - I like fishing in the end game too, I'm a fanatic for my reserve picks in deep leagues, it's just that once the season starts the pickings get rancid very quickly. In mixed leagues the rummaging still happens, just at a higher level. Actually I like a variety of formats, each has their charms.
Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Feb 12 '11
Toz, that's a great way to do an online auction. People who like the bidding action (like me) would find it a strange table experience, but I'd certainly like to try it.
Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Feb 12 '11
The $1,2,$3...$23 doesn't happen in my league anymore. People don't have the patience. Players who are clearly over $20 are generally announced at $20 and the increments begin. Same with players over $30. Otherwise the second bidder makes the jump there. I've been known to announce closers at $5 and let someone else jump them.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 12 '11
I know of at least one auction league that uses blind bids -- they use small clalk-boards. Ties are broken by a waiver system -- they start in inverse order of the last year's standings, and when you win a tie, you go to the back of the line.

It would avoid the tedium of $1 . . . $2 . . . all the way up to $23, as everyone plays chicken.
Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 12 '11
I posted this under the "Latest News" comments section, but I will throw this out here for people to read.

Let's assume that we're at a full Stage 3 here on these comment boards...we all have the same information, and, in fact, even in our own individual ways of projecting value and manufacturing bids, we all come pretty close.

Here is what I would like to put together, giving a nod to Game Day Ritual for the idea. Take a standard 4x4 or 5x5 NL or AL, with $260 team budgets (instead of GDR working with a "real money budget). Introduce the GDR method of auction. Owner nominates a player. Each owner then submits a blind dollar bid with attached contract ("O", "S1" and "S2" for example). Highest overall value of the contract wins the bid.

Talk about putting trust in your bid values and your player evaluations.

I am thinking about doing a test league for this during the course of the year to see how the mechanics work and see if it is worthwhile to turn into a money league. No stealing the idea (unless its been done before, in which case sign me up!).
John Toczydlowski Toz
Feb 12 '11
Gene:

For me, part of the pleasure in the game is rummaging through the discount bin in the endgame. I would think a mixed league would reduce that pleasure . . .

. . . heck, what do I know. When Jose Bautista was nominated for a buck last year, and my partner raised an eyebrow at me, as if to say, "$2?", I sternly shook my head, "No."
Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 12 '11
Embracing heresy, I'm leaning more to mixed league drafts these days because 1) the sameness of the roto prices has indeed taken some skill out of the game, and 2) mixed leagues take some luck out of the game. Your season isn't over if your top two players get hurt - you'll have trouble winning but at least you can get into the money with skill. Your pitching choices are better than Blake Hawksworth. Mixed league auctions seem to be a nice compromise. There has to be more variety in the prices paid, if only because there are 69 more players who take $780 more dollars. I've only done one mixed auction in my life and that was quite a while ago, but this year I'm really looking forward to Tout Wars and I have Some Ideas;)
Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Feb 11 '11