Matt Wieters Born: Age:
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Scouting Report

Stud defensive catcher with an extremely accurate arm and plus arm strength. Blocks balls in the dirt very well. Smooth actions behind the plate with surprising body control for someone 6′ 5″. Clean transfer and footwork when trying to catch base stealers. Tremendous game calling skills and works well with pitchers; has emerged as a leader in the clubhouse. Due to his size, there are some concerns about his ability to frame pitches. Switch hitter. Solid contact hitter from both sides; more power from the right side. Has trouble catching up to good fastballs, swing tends to get long and drifts at the plate occasionally.

Statistics

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2008 22 BAL-min A+,AA 130 530 437 89 155 22 2 27 91 2 2 82 76 .355 .454 .600 1.053
2009 23 BAL-min AAA 39 163 141 25 43 9 2 5 30 0 0 20 30 .305 .387 .504 .890
2009 23 BAL AL 96 385 354 35 102 15 1 9 43 0 0 28 86 .288 .340 .412 .753 96
2010 24 BAL AL 130 502 446 37 111 22 1 11 55 0 1 47 94 .249 .319 .377 .695 90
2011 25 BAL AL 139 551 500 72 131 28 0 22 68 1 0 48 84 .262 .328 .450 .778 110
2012 26 BAL AL 144 593 526 67 131 27 1 23 83 3 0 60 112 .249 .329 .435 .764 107
2013 27 BAL AL 148 579 523 59 123 29 0 22 79 2 0 43 104 .235 .287 .417 .704 88
5 Yrs 657 2610 2349 270 598 121 3 87 328 6 1 226 480 .255 .319 .420 .739 98

Orioles Nation Awards

Official Awards

CAR Player of the Week (4/14/2008)
CAR Player of the Week (5/12/2008)
CAR Mid-Season All-Star (2008)
BA MiLB All-Star (2008)
BA MiLB Player of the Year (2008)
AFL Rising Star (2008)
MLB.com MiLB Offensive POY (2008)
AFL All-Prospect Team (2008)
American League All-Star (2011)

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