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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PK 5x5: $18 MF 5x5: $18 AP 4x4: $19
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '13
The major lead leader in sac flies with 12- his sac fly adjusted BABIP is .247.
van wilhoite LVW
Nov 10 '13
The best guideline for hitters is their career BABIP. Using my imperfect but useful rule of thumb, Wieters is hitting .055 below his career BABIP. Add that to his rates and you can estimate he's performing at about a .270/.344/.461 pace.

If he's healthy, of course, and the decrease in BABIP is a result of random fluctuations. A rule of thumb for judging that is to look at BB, SO and HR rates. All of Wieters are on course, so he probably is on course for a normal season when/if all the bounces even out. They don't necessarily do.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 26 '13
I keep saying it- hitters have a natural BABIP that is unique to the hitter. Pitchers have a luck based BABIP that diverges from the league BABIP - except for knuckleballers, who have some wacky exception.

Speed plays a huge role, as does hitting style. Wieters should land somewhere between .265-.295 with his BABIP unless he's changed his approach, which I haven't noticed.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 25 '13
One thing that's hard to quantify is exactly how much of an effect speed has on BABIP. Catchers as a whole generally being slower are going to have a lower BABIP than other positions; but again what's the effect?

The last time a non pitcher position had a lower BABIP than catchers was 2008 and it was just the DH spot that was lower.
van wilhoite LVW
May 25 '13
As we know, I don't think BABIP is all luck, but if I'm wrong, I can't help but point out that with just a little bit more BABIP luck, he's doing exactly what he did the year before and the year before.

By the end of the season, with position scarcity, he'll earn our bids.
Alex Patton Alex
May 25 '13
As much as people think he's a disappointment offensively because he was hyped as Joe Mauer with power, Wieters has thrown out 53% of attempted basestealers this year. Given that hitting is down across the AL, a catcher who shuts down the running game and who hits 20+ HR is a real star, regardless of a .250 batting average.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 25 '13
Unfortunately, that needs the caveat - 17 straight during the regular season.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 19 '13
Seventeenth straight extra inning win.

Which, quite shockingly, only ties the major league record.
Alex Patton Alex
Apr 18 '13
That's how you win an extra inning game.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 18 '13