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Matt Wieters
current status: Strained right elbow, 60-day DL
Birth Date:May 21, 1986 (28 years old)
Place of Birth:Charleston, SC
Hometown:Goose Creek, SC
Bats:S
Throws:R
Experience:5 years
Drafted:Drafted by Baltimore in 2007 (1st round).
Season Stats
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS OBP SLG AVG
YTD 26 104 13 32 5 0 5 18 6 19 0 1 .339 .500 .308
On Pace 64 256 32 79 12 0 12 44 15 47 0 2 .339 .500 .308
Scouting Report
Assets: Is an imposing presence (as both a hitter and catcher). Owns a superb batting eye with good power, suggesting he can be an elite switch-hitter. Makes very few mistakes with his glove.
Flaws: Needs some more work at throwing runners out. Elbow issues don't help. Bats better from the left side than the right, so more improvement is needed there. Could take more walks as a hitter.
Career Potential: Excellent all-around catcher, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AL Rawlings Gold Glove Award 2012, 2011
Named to the All-Star Game 2012, 2011
Minor League Baseball Player of the Year 2008