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Matt Wieters    \WEE-ters\

Matthew Richard Wieters

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: May 21, 1986 in Goose Creek, SC
High School: Stratford HS (Goose Creek, SC)
School: Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed August 15, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 29, 2009 (Age 23.008, 17,167th in MLB history)   vs. DET 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: Orioles 2009-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$8.3M (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 5.129, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Scott Boras [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 23 BAL AL 96 385 354 35 102 15 1 9 43 0 0 28 86 .288 .340 .412 .753 96 146 11 1 0 2 2 2D
2010 24 BAL AL 130 502 446 37 111 22 1 11 55 0 1 47 94 .249 .319 .377 .695 90 168 13 2 0 7 7 *2/D
2011 ★ 25 BAL AL 139 551 500 72 131 28 0 22 68 1 0 48 84 .262 .328 .450 .778 110 225 16 2 0 1 3 *2/D3 AS,GG
2012 ★ 26 BAL AL 144 593 526 67 131 27 1 23 83 3 0 60 112 .249 .329 .435 .764 107 229 17 4 0 3 4 *2/D AS,MVP-21,GG
2013 27 BAL AL 148 579 523 59 123 29 0 22 79 2 0 43 104 .235 .287 .417 .704 90 218 7 0 1 12 5 *2/D
2014 ★ 28 BAL AL 26 112 104 13 32 5 0 5 18 0 1 6 19 .308 .339 .500 .839 133 52 1 0 0 2 0 2/D AS
2015 29 BAL AL 56 203 192 16 51 11 1 5 17 0 0 9 54 .266 .296 .411 .707 92 79 3 0 0 2 0 2D/3
7 Yrs 739 2925 2645 299 681 137 4 97 363 6 2 241 553 .257 .318 .422 .741 100 1117 68 9 1 29 21
162 Game Avg. 162 641 580 66 149 30 1 21 80 1 0 53 121 .257 .318 .422 .741 100 245 15 2 0 6 5

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 23 BAL AL 96 385 -3 -3 -1 2 5 -1 0.0 14 14 1.4 .499 .500 1.2 0.7 12 2D
2010 24 BAL AL 130 502 -6 -2 -0 7 8 6 0.8 19 25 2.6 .505 .504 1.8 1.6 18 $400,000 *2/D
2011 ★ 25 BAL AL 139 551 4 -0 -2 17 8 27 2.9 21 48 4.9 .521 .518 3.2 2.7 31 $452,250 *2/D3 AS,GG
2012 ★ 26 BAL AL 144 593 3 -2 -2 5 8 13 1.4 22 35 3.5 .509 .508 3.1 1.3 30 $500,000 *2/D AS,MVP-21,GG
2013 27 BAL AL 148 579 -10 -1 1 -13 9 -15 -1.3 21 6 0.6 .489 .490 1.9 -0.3 19 $5,500,000 *2/D
2014 ★ 28 BAL AL 26 112 5 -1 -0 -2 1 3 0.3 4 7 0.7 .512 .502 0.9 -0.1 9 $7,700,000 2/D AS
2015 29 BAL AL 56 203 -2 -1 -0 -4 1 -7 -0.7 7 0 0.0 .487 .495 0.4 -0.3 4 $8,300,000 2D/3
7 Seasons 739 2925 -9 -11 -4 12 39 27 3.4 108 135 13.8 .504 .503 12.5 5.6 123 $22,852,250

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2009 23 BAL AL 385 265 48 4.8 109 .356 .288 .268 .340 .338 .412 .431 .753 .769 96 .479 -2.2 -0.2 .665 .203 .124 .0
2010 24 BAL AL 502 356 53 4.0 99 .287 .249 .259 .319 .327 .377 .406 .695 .733 90 .426 -5.2 -0.5 .619 .231 .128 .0
2011 25 BAL AL 551 386 71 4.9 100 .276 .262 .261 .328 .326 .450 .412 .778 .738 110 .531 6.3 0.6 .717 .286 .188 1.9
2012 26 BAL AL 593 415 74 4.8 100 .274 .249 .258 .329 .323 .435 .416 .764 .739 107 .518 5.0 0.5 .718 .306 .186 5.3
2013 27 BAL AL 579 420 65 4.2 100 .247 .235 .260 .287 .325 .417 .411 .704 .736 90 .459 -7.5 -0.8 .646 .268 .182 3.7
2014 28 BAL AL 112 76 18 6.4 94 .329 .308 .256 .339 .319 .500 .395 .839 .714 133 .670 4.4 0.4 .770 .240 .192 .0
2015 29 BAL AL 203 146 23 4.2 98 .341 .266 .257 .296 .319 .411 .413 .707 .732 92 .475 -2.3 -0.2 .611 .193 .146 .0
7 Yrs 2925 2064 352 4.6 101 .289 .257 .260 .318 .326 .422 .413 .741 .739 100 .492 -1.6 -0.2 .674 .257 .165 11.3
162 Game Avg. 641 452 77 4.6 101 .289 .257 .260 .318 .326 .422 .413 .741 .739 100 .492 -1.6 -0.2 .674 .257 .165 2

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 26 BAL AL ALWC TEX W 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 BAL AL ALDS NYY L 5 22 20 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .150 .227 .200 .427 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 6 26 24 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .125 .192 .167 .359 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 5 22 20 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .150 .227 .200 .427 4 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 BAL AL 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 BAL AL 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 BAL AL 28 DNP
3 Yrs (2 GP) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2009 23 BAL AL 385 2.3% 22.3% 7.3% 6.5% 25% 3.07 4.1 39.3 8.2 0.72 1.00 68% 20% 6.3% 10%
2010 24 BAL AL 502 2.2% 18.7% 9.4% 6.8% 31% 2.00 4.7 40.5 8.1 0.89 1.27 69% 14% 6.3% 8%
2011 25 BAL AL 551 4.0% 15.3% 8.7% 9.1% 38% 1.75 6.0 22.7 7.4 0.77 1.09 72% 16% 10.2% 9%
2012 26 BAL AL 593 3.9% 18.9% 10.1% 8.6% 39% 1.87 4.7 22.9 6.3 0.79 1.23 66% 17% 11.0% 10%
2013 27 BAL AL 579 3.8% 18.0% 7.4% 8.8% 42% 2.42 5.0 23.8 6.6 0.64 0.74 71% 22% 9.8% 14%
2014 28 BAL AL 112 4.5% 17.0% 5.4% 8.9% 31% 3.17 5.5 20.8 5.8 0.43 0.54 73% 24% 9.1% 10%
2015 29 BAL AL 203 2.5% 26.6% 4.4% 8.4% 33% 6.00 3.6 38.4 11.3 0.84 1.46 67% 30% 7.4% 11%
7 Yrs 2925 3.3% 18.9% 8.2% 8.1% 35% 2.29 4.8 27.3 7.3 0.75 1.04 69% 19% 8.9% 10%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.3% 8.1% 7.5% 33% 2.38 4.6 35.4 8.3 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2009 23 BAL AL -2.2 -0.2 387 0.0 7.2 -7.2 1.04 -0.7 0.7 -6.3 -0.6 0.95 -8.9 2.09 1
2010 24 BAL AL -5.2 -0.5 508 -1.2 8.2 -9.5 1.08 -0.8 -0.3 -8.1 -0.8 0.97 -5.0 2.28 6
2011 25 BAL AL 6.3 0.6 559 -0.0 10.4 -10.4 1.03 0.8 -0.8 8.6 0.8 0.92 6.3 1.65 4
2012 26 BAL AL 5.0 0.5 600 0.5 10.8 -10.2 .98 0.4 0.1 12.1 1.2 0.93 5.3 3.27 3
2013 27 BAL AL -8.1 -0.8 588 -0.5 9.7 -10.2 .99 -0.6 0.1 -2.4 -0.2 0.95 -3.2 2.48 9
2014 28 BAL AL 4.6 0.5 113 0.8 2.5 -1.6 1.00 0.7 0.1 7.2 0.7 0.99 7.8 0
2015 29 BAL AL -2.3 -0.2 204 0.8 4.2 -3.4 .99 0.1 0.7 -0.7 -0.1 0.92 -2.0 0.71 6
7 Yrs -2.0 -0.2 2959 0.4 53.0 -52.6 1.02 -0.2 0.5 10.4 1.0 0.94 0.3 2.03 29

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2009 23 BAL AL 1 0 21% 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 15% 21 19 2 2 2 0 16 12 4
2010 24 BAL AL 6 0 17% 207 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 8 30% 25 21 4 7 4 3 12 5 6
2011 25 BAL AL 1 0 31% 204 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 10 31% 28 23 5 7 5 2 14 6 8
2012 26 BAL AL 3 0 26% 207 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 10 21% 29 25 4 10 8 2 18 11 6
2013 27 BAL AL 4 0 26% 197 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 10 30% 22 18 3 5 5 0 20 8 11
2014 28 BAL AL 2 0 24% 50 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10% 7 7 0 2 2 0 1 0 1
2015 29 BAL AL 1 0 20% 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 27% 8 4 3 2 2 0 1 1 0
7 Yrs 18 0 24% 1094 6 2 75% 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 4 5 2 45 25% 140 117 21 35 28 7 82 43 36

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2009 23 BAL AL 385 100% 102 7 0 1 1 0 1 2.09 9 0 12 6 3 5 4 0 0 0 77 11 14% 32 9 28% 258 36 14% 18 7 39% 15 10 67% 0
2010 24 BAL AL 502 99% 111 4 0 6 1 0 0 2.28 11 0 11 9 2 3 8 0 1 0 0% 87 13 15% 47 20 43% 330 46 14% 28 19 68% 25 15 60% 0
2011 25 BAL AL 551 99% 131 10 0 4 1 0 0 1.65 22 0 12 11 11 13 9 0 0 0 89 16 18% 37 9 24% 303 46 15% 18 10 56% 17 8 47% 0
2012 26 BAL AL 593 100% 131 9 0 3 1 0 0 3.27 23 1 6 18 5 11 12 0 0 0 102 17 17% 51 17 33% 344 63 18% 32 22 69% 21 11 52% 0
2013 27 BAL AL 579 100% 123 7 0 9 0 0 1 2.48 22 1 14 11 11 13 9 0 1 1 100% 106 7 7% 59 22 37% 356 60 17% 34 21 62% 26 11 42% 0
2014 28 BAL AL 112 100% 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 18 1 6% 8 5 63% 73 13 18% 3 3 100% 5 5 100% 0
2015 29 BAL AL 203 100% 51 2 0 6 2 0 1 0.71 5 0 3 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 33 3 9% 16 6 38% 104 12 12% 5 3 60% 9 5 56% 0
7 Yrs 2925 100% 681 39 0 29 6 0 3 2.03 97 2 61 60 37 49 48 0 2 1 50% 512 68 13% 250 88 35% 1768 276 16% 138 85 62% 118 65 55% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2009 23 BAL AL 386 1567 4.06 978 62.7% 25.3% 18.0% 29.1% 27.6% 74.7% 1.4% 46.9% 75.9% 23.8% 6.2% 24 1 18.7% 72 28 8.8% 34 28 22 64 25.6% 0 0 0
2010 24 BAL AL 502 2007 4.00 1226 61.7% 30.6% 13.1% 27.0% 29.3% 69.4% 2.7% 42.8% 81.1% 27.1% 6.6% 33 4 15.9% 80 23 12.9% 65 42 27 67 28.7% 0 0 0
2011 25 BAL AL 551 2096 3.80 1313 62.8% 24.8% 14.6% 28.8% 31.8% 75.2% 0.8% 47.2% 80.5% 29.2% 5.8% 32 3 16.0% 88 34 9.8% 54 28 21 63 25.0% 0 0 0
2012 26 BAL AL 595 2290 3.85 1416 62.2% 25.1% 16.7% 28.7% 29.4% 74.9% 1.4% 46.5% 77.7% 28.2% 6.9% 41 7 13.9% 83 32 10.3% 61 38 25 87 22.3% 0 0 0
2013 27 BAL AL 579 2283 3.94 1447 63.9% 23.8% 15.3% 31.0% 29.9% 76.2% 2.4% 48.7% 79.9% 28.3% 5.7% 33 5 15.2% 88 35 8.3% 48 27 19 85 18.3% 0 0 0
2014 28 BAL AL 112 404 3.61 260 64.4% 22.3% 14.2% 30.0% 33.5% 77.7% 0.0% 50.0% 81.7% 28.6% 3.6% 4 2 11.6% 13 4 4.5% 5 3 5 14 26.3% 0 0 0
2015 29 BAL AL 204 843 4.13 545 64.7% 24.4% 19.8% 30.1% 25.7% 75.6% 0.0% 48.9% 73.8% 25.0% 6.4% 13 4 17.2% 35 15 6.4% 13 10 11 43 20.4% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 2929 11490 3.92 7185 62.9% 25.6% 15.8% 29.1% 29.5% 74.4% 1.6% 46.8% 78.8% 27.4% 6.1% 180 26 15.7% 459 171 9.6% 280 176 130 423 23.5% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.7% 15.6% 27.1% 29.6% 72.3% 1.5% 46.1% 78.4% 26.9% 4.7% 14.0% 8.5% 24.3%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 23 96 385 354 35 102 15 1 9 43 0 0 28 86 .288 .340 .412 .753 96 146 11 1 0 2 2
2010 24 226 887 800 72 213 37 2 20 98 0 1 75 180 .266 .328 .393 .721 93 314 24 3 0 9 9
2011 25 365 1438 1300 144 344 65 2 42 166 1 1 123 264 .265 .328 .415 .743 100 539 40 5 0 10 12
2012 26 509 2031 1826 211 475 92 3 65 249 4 1 183 376 .260 .328 .421 .749 102 768 57 9 0 13 16
2013 27 657 2610 2349 270 598 121 3 87 328 6 1 226 480 .255 .319 .420 .739 99 986 64 9 1 25 21
2014 28 683 2722 2453 283 630 126 3 92 346 6 2 232 499 .257 .320 .423 .743 100 1038 65 9 1 27 21
2015 29 739 2925 2645 299 681 137 4 97 363 6 2 241 553 .257 .318 .422 .741 100 1117 68 9 1 29 21

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2009 23 96 382 352 34 100 15 1 9 42 0 27 86 .284 .335 .409 .744 48 96
2010 24 130 509 451 40 116 23 1 11 59 0 49 94 .257 .328 .386 .714 58 130
2011 25 139 555 503 74 134 29 0 23 70 1 49 84 .266 .333 .461 .795 76 139
2012 26 144 597 529 70 134 28 1 24 87 3 61 112 .253 .333 .446 .779 78 144
2013 27 148 586 528 63 128 30 0 23 84 2 45 104 .242 .296 .430 .726 68 148
2014 28 26 114 106 14 34 5 0 5 20 0 6 19 .321 .351 .509 .860 20 26
2015 29 56 207 195 18 54 12 1 5 19 0 10 54 .277 .309 .426 .735 26 56
7 Yrs 739 2950 2664 313 700 142 4 100 381 6 247 553 .263 .324 .432 .756 374 739
162 Game Avg. 162 647 584 69 153 31 1 22 84 1 54 121 .263 .324 .432 .756 82 739



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2012 AL (21, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Gold Gloves
2011 AL (C)
2012 AL (C)
All multiple winners

Defensive WARs c a p y
2011 AL  2.7 (3rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 AL  12 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 13 (1066), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2135), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (122nd), 13.8 career WAR/13.8 7yr-peak WAR/13.8 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Matthew Matt matthew Richard weiters Wieters

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