John Albert Wiedenbauer
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 185 lb.
The son of Tom Wiedenbauer, John Wiedenbauer was a minor league pitcher for two years.
He was 10-1 with a 0.61 ERA and 93 whiffs as a high school senior, setting school records in the latter two departments. The Houston Astros took him in the 24th round of the 2006 amateur draft but he opted for college. He was 1-0 with a 2.55 ERA and 23 K in 17 2/3 IP as a college freshman before an injury ended his season. He got a medical redshirt. In 2008, he had a 4-0, 4.30 record, again fanning over a batter per inning. As a sophomore, he was 5-1 in 2009 but with a 7.01 ERA. His junior year, he was 8-1 with a 4.72 ERA. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took him in the 50th round of the 2010 amateur draft, the next-to-last pick of that draft. The scout was Tom Kotchman.
John was 0-3 with two saves, a 6.46 ERA and .318 opponent average for the 2010 AZL Angels. He split 2011 between the AZL Angels (1-0, 1.80 in 7 G), Inland Empire 66ers (1.74 ERA in 9 G) and Orem Owlz (Sv, 5.79 in 3 G) to end his US career. He was 1-3 with 3 saves and a 4.92 ERA in 33 games as a pro (7 starts). In 64 IP, he allowed 70 hits and 20 walks while striking out 46. He was 1-0 with 3 saves and a 1.98 ERA for Technika Brno in the Czech Extraliga in 2013, tying Jan Blažek for 3rd in saves.