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Matthew Richard Wieters

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 240 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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: Orioles 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$7.7M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.129, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Scott Boras [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 25, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1102. Mike Mitchell… #1103. Billy Shindle… #1104. Lyman Bostock… #1105. MATT WIETERS… #1106. Bengie Molina… #1107. Bob Fothergill… #1108. Alex Johnson… 

Standard Batting

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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 91 218 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 .839 132 52 1 0 0 2 0 2/D AS
6 Yrs 683 2722 2453 283 630 126 3 92 346 6 2 232 499 .257 .320 .423 .743 100 1038 65 9 1 27 21
162 Game Avg. 162 646 582 67 149 30 1 22 82 1 0 55 118 .257 .320 .423 .743 100 246 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 -12 -0 0 -13 9 -16 -1.5 21 4 0.5 .488 .489 1.7 -0.3 17 $5,500,000 *2/D
2014 ★ 28 BAL AL 26 112 5 -1 -0 -2 1 2 0.3 4 6 0.7 .510 .502 0.9 -0.1 8 $7,700,000 2/D AS
6 Seasons 683 2722 -9 -8 -5 16 38 32 3.9 101 133 13.6 .505 .504 11.9 5.9 117 $14,552,250

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

Standard Fielding

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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 -4 -12 8.04 7.91 .993 8.24 8.21 0 4 11 1 8% 28% 0 AS
2014 BAL AL 28 DH 4 4 AS
6 Seasons C 640 622 581 5533.0 4603 4303 271 29 49 .994 34 17 7 3 7.44 7.15 .992 7.79 7.74 16 130 282 136 33% 27% 4
1 Season 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
6 Seasons TOT 641 623 582 5541.0 4607 4307 271 29 51 .994 34 17 7 3 7.44 7.14 .992 7.80 7.74 16 130 282 136 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

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 (1533rd)

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)

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  640 (19th)

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  4,303 (19th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2010 AL  51 (4th)
2011 AL  70 (5th)
2013 AL  58 (4th)
Active  271 (23rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2012 AL  10 (1st)

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  49 (8th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2011 AL  34 (5th)
2012 AL  32 (2nd)
2013 AL  24 (2nd)
Active  136 (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 (9th)

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  34 (6th)
Career  34 (36th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
Active  7.44 (21st)
Career  7.44 (39th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2012 AL  7.81 (2nd)
Active  7.15 (10th)
Career  7.15 (15th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2010 AL  .994 (4th)
2011 AL  .995 (4th)
2013 AL  .997 (3rd)
Active  .994 (11th)
Career  .994 (21st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 13 (1055), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1843), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (121st), 13.6 career WAR/13.6 7yr-peak WAR/13.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 2007: Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2007.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2010 24 Baltimore Orioles $400,000 0.129
2011 25 Baltimore Orioles $452,250 1.129
2012 26 Baltimore Orioles $500,000 2.129 contracts
2013 27 Baltimore Orioles $5,500,000 3.129 contracts
2014 28 Baltimore Orioles $7,700,000 4.129
2014 Status2nd-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,552,250
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Matthew Matt matthew Richard weiters Wieters

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