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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)
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 Apr 16, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1088. Milt Thompson… #1089. Aurelio Rodriguez… #1090. George Cutshaw… #1091. MATT WIETERS… #1092. Al Bridwell… #1093. Jimmy Barrett… #1094. Manny Machado… 

2014 Spring Training

Year Tm Age GS G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB OppQual
2014 BAL 28 11 34 32 3 10 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 3 .313 .353 .375 .728 12 1 0 0 0 0 8.0

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 89 218 7 0 1 12 5 *2/D
2014 28 BAL AL 11 45 41 8 15 2 0 3 8 0 0 3 8 .366 .400 .634 1.034 185 26 1 0 0 1 0 *2
6 Yrs 668 2655 2390 278 613 123 3 90 336 6 1 229 488 .256 .321 .423 .744 100 1012 65 9 1 26 21
162 Game Avg. 162 644 580 67 149 30 1 22 81 1 0 56 118 .256 .321 .423 .744 100 245 16 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 11 45 4 -0 -0 -1 1 3 0.4 2 5 0.5 .532 .502 0.6 -0.0 6 $7,700,000 *2
6 Seasons 668 2655 -9 -7 -5 17 37 33 3.9 99 131 13.4 .505 .504 11.6 5.9 114 $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 11 11 10 96.0 70 65 5 0 0 1.000 -1 -12 6.56 6.36 .994 8.53 8.50 0 1 3 1 25% 25% 0
6 Seasons C 629 611 570 5434.1 4498 4199 271 28 49 .994 35 18 8 3 7.40 7.11 .992 7.79 7.74 16 127 274 136 33% 26% 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 630 612 571 5442.1 4502 4203 271 28 51 .994 35 18 8 3 7.40 7.10 .992 7.79 7.74 16 127 274 136 33% 26% 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

Offensive WARs c a p y
2014 AL  0.6 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2011 AL  2.7 (3rd)
Active  5.9 (46th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2014 AL  .366 (3rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
2014 AL  .634 (2nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2014 AL  1.034 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  15 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2014 AL  26 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  3 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2014 AL  185 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2014 AL  10 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  5 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2014 AL  0.5 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2014 AL  .806 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 AL  12 (1st)
2014 AL  1 (4th)

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)
2014 AL  11 (2nd)
Active  629 (18th)

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  4,199 (16th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2010 AL  51 (4th)
2011 AL  70 (5th)
2013 AL  58 (4th)
Active  271 (21st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2012 AL  10 (1st)
Active  28 (23rd)

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 (7th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
Active  274 (24th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2011 AL  34 (5th)
2012 AL  32 (2nd)
2013 AL  24 (2nd)
Active  136 (18th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2011 AL  37.0 (3rd)
2012 AL  38.6 (3rd)
2013 AL  35.3 (3rd)
Active  33.2 (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  35 (5th)
Career  35 (34th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
Active  7.40 (15th)
Career  7.40 (35th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2012 AL  7.81 (2nd)
Active  7.11 (10th)
Career  7.11 (18th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2010 AL  .994 (4th)
2011 AL  .995 (4th)
2013 AL  .997 (3rd)
2014 AL  1.000 (1st)
Active  .994 (6th)
Career  .994 (17th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 14 (1252), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1197), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1830), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (121st), 13.4 career WAR/13.4 7yr-peak WAR/13.4 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.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
201024Baltimore Orioles$400,000
201125Baltimore Orioles$452,250
201226Baltimore Orioles$500,000contracts
201327Baltimore Orioles$5,500,000contracts
201428Baltimore Orioles$7,700,000
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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