Although he's an all-star this year, most still call Matt Wieters
a disappointment because he hasn't turned into the "Mauer with Power" type player we were all expecting.
Still, he's the best defensive catcher in the majors by far and his .728 OPS
isn't terrible. But here's what leads me to believe he could eventually become a guy that puts up an .800 OPS consistently:
Prior to 2011, Wieters hit .284 with a .768 OPS against right handed pitchers (including .313 in his rookie season). But this year he's hitting just .248 against righties.
If you adjust Wieters' 2011 stats and give him his stats against righties from 2009-2010, as opposed to his 2011 stats vs. righties, he'd have an .815 OPS for the season.
Here's to hoping Wieters can continue to hit southpaws like he has this season and can find some success batting left handed.