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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 Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2009 BAL AL 23 C 86 84 77 738.1 529 489 35 5 12 .991 2 4 6.39 6.09 .992 7.48 7.39 3 16 65 21 24% 26% 0
2009 BAL AL 23 DH 10 10
2010 BAL AL 24 C 126 121 112 1060.1 831 775 51 5 10 .994 7 7 8 8 7.01 6.56 .990 7.44 7.37 2 30 53 24 31% 26% 2
2010 BAL AL 24 DH 2 2
2011 BAL AL 25 C 132 129 122 1150.0 930 855 70 5 14 .995 10 17 10 18 7.24 7.01 .992 7.61 7.57 1 25 58 34 37% 28% 0 AS,GG
2011 BAL AL 25 DH 3 3 AS,GG
2011 BAL AL 25 1B 1 1 1 8.0 4 4 0 0 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 4.50 4.00 .992 9.34 9.20 AS,GG
2012 BAL AL 26 C 134 132 122 1188.2 1056 994 52 10 7 .991 9 5 9 5 7.92 7.81 .993 7.99 7.94 5 27 51 32 39% 25% 1 AS,MVP-21,GG
2012 BAL AL 26 DH 9 9 AS,MVP-21,GG
2013 BAL AL 27 C 140 134 127 1201.0 1082 1021 58 3 6 .997 9 -13 9 -13 8.09 7.71 .993 8.21 8.18 5 28 44 24 35% 26% 1
2013 BAL AL 27 DH 5 5
2014 BAL AL 28 C 22 22 21 194.2 175 169 5 1 0 .994 -1 -2 -6 -12 8.04 7.91 .993 8.24 8.21 0 4 11 1 8% 27% 0 AS
2014 BAL AL 28 DH 4 4 AS
2015 BAL AL 29 C 16 16 16 142.1 136 128 5 3 1 .978 -1 0 -6 0 8.41 8.31 .994 8.20 8.12 1 5 4 2 33% 32% 0
2015 BAL AL 29 DH 3 2
2015 BAL AL 29 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 -0 0 -420 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 8.90
7 Seasons C 656 638 597 5675.1 4739 4431 276 32 50 .993 33 17 7 3 7.46 7.18 .992 7.80 7.75 17 135 286 138 33% 27% 4
7 Seasons DH 36 35
2 Seasons 1B 2 1 1 9.0 5 5 0 0 3 1.000 -0 0 -47 0 5.00 2.50 .992 9.30 9.05
7 Seasons TOT 658 639 598 5684.1 4744 4436 276 32 53 .993 33 17 7 3 7.46 7.16 .992 7.81 7.75 17 135 286 138 33% 27% 4
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2009 BAL AL 23 C 2 4 0 0 1 -2
2010 BAL AL 24 C 7 8 7 7 8 0 2 0 5
2011 BAL AL 25 C 10 10 10 17 18 0 1 9 5
2011 BAL AL 25 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 BAL AL 26 C 9 9 9 5 5 -1 3 6
2013 BAL AL 27 C 9 9 9 -13 -13 0 -12 2
2014 BAL AL 28 C -1 -6 -1 -2 -12 0 -1
2015 BAL AL 29 C -1 -6 0 -1 0 0 1 0 0
2015 BAL AL 29 1B -0 -420 -0 -0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons C 33 7 0 33 17 3 0 3 1 15
2 Seasons 1B -0 -47 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons TOT 33 7 -0 -0 0 0 33 17 3 0 0 3 1 15

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2009 BAL AL 23 96 94 96 86 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0
2010 BAL AL 24 130 123 130 126 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
2011 BAL AL 25 139 133 139 133 0 132 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
2012 BAL AL 26 144 141 144 134 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0
2013 BAL AL 27 148 139 148 140 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
2014 BAL AL 28 26 26 26 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
2015 BAL AL 29 21 18 21 17 0 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
7 Seasons 704 674 704 658 0 656 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 28 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2009 BAL AL 23 3284 5.03 5.27 26 88% 0 0 489 14 6 13 456 35 12 1 0 3 5 1 0 4 0 12 0 3 4 9 78%
2010 BAL AL 24 4623 4.56 4.92 42 95% 0 0 775 27 2 15 729 51 12 1 0 13 5 0 2 3 0 10 0 0 1 17 100%
2011 BAL AL 25 4971 4.52 4.96 45 93% 1 0 855 19 5 19 812 70 25 1 0 8 5 0 3 2 1 14 0 3 4 14 93%
2012 BAL AL 26 5006 3.79 4.18 36 89% 0 0 994 23 5 14 951 52 8 0 0 10 10 0 2 8 1 7 0 0 0 5 60%
2013 BAL AL 27 5088 4.30 4.51 48 90% 1 1 1021 26 5 8 982 58 16 3 0 14 3 0 2 1 0 6 1 2 3 15 73%
2014 BAL AL 28 850 3.88 4.11 5 100% 0 0 169 4 1 2 162 5 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 BAL AL 29 598 3.67 3.73 10 90% 0 0 128 6 0 1 121 5 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 100%
7 Seasons 24420 4.35 4.67 212 92% 2 1 4431 119 24 72 4213 276 76 6 1 51 32 1 9 22 2 50 1 8 12 64 86%
MLB Averages 3.97 4.32 91% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2009 BAL AL 23 3 16 1238 65 21 17 24% 55 19 10 1 0 1 0 0 99 22 1.09 1.27
2010 BAL AL 24 2 30 1754 53 24 21 31% 44 20 9 2 0 2 2 0 110 29 1.19 1.46
2011 BAL AL 25 1 25 1858 58 34 32 37% 49 28 9 4 0 2 0 0 103 35 1.32 1.12
2012 BAL AL 26 5 27 1804 51 32 29 39% 46 29 4 2 1 1 1 0 109 35 1.52 1.47
2013 BAL AL 27 5 28 1797 44 24 22 35% 40 24 3 0 1 0 1 0 96 26 1.38 1.27
2014 BAL AL 28 0 4 327 11 1 1 8% 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 19 1 1.21 0.86
2015 BAL AL 29 1 5 237 4 2 2 33% 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 16 2 1.19 0.64
7 Seasons 17 135 9015 286 138 124 33% 246 122 38 10 2 6 4 0 552 150 1.28 1.30
MLB Averages 27% 1.30 1.26

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2011 BAL AL 25 40 90% 85% 23% 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
2015 BAL AL 29 3 33% 100% 100% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 43 86% 86% 28% 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 93% 83%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2010 AL  126 (2nd)
2011 AL  132 (2nd)
2012 AL  134 (1st)
2013 AL  140 (1st)
Active  656 (17th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2010 AL  775 (4th)
2011 AL  855 (4th)
2012 AL  994 (1st)
2013 AL  1,021 (1st)
Active  4,431 (18th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2010 AL  51 (4th)
2011 AL  70 (5th)
2013 AL  58 (4th)
Active  276 (22nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2012 AL  10 (1st)
2015 AL  3 (3rd)
Active  32 (21st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2009 AL  12 (1st)
2010 AL  10 (2nd)
2011 AL  14 (1st)
2012 AL  7 (3rd)
2013 AL  6 (3rd)
Active  50 (8th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2011 AL  34 (5th)
2012 AL  32 (2nd)
2013 AL  24 (2nd)
Active  138 (20th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2011 AL  37.0 (3rd)
2012 AL  38.6 (3rd)
2013 AL  35.3 (3rd)
Active  32.5 (14th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2010 AL  7 (1st)
2011 AL  10 (2nd)
2012 AL  9 (1st)
2013 AL  9 (1st)
Active  33 (6th)
Career  33 (37th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
Active  7.46 (21st)
Career  7.46 (38th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2012 AL  7.81 (2nd)
Active  7.18 (11th)
Career  7.18 (15th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2010 AL  .994 (4th)
2011 AL  .995 (4th)
2013 AL  .997 (3rd)
Active  .993 (11th)
Career  .993 (28th)

                           

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