48. Matt Wieters
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 21, 1986 in Goose Creek, SC USA
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 29, 2009
  • Final Game: October 02, 2016
  • Gold Glove - 2011
  • Gold Glove - 2012
 
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Matt Wieters was highly touted from Georgia Tech, and the Orioles would select the former ACC Rookie of the Year in 2007 with the fifth overall draft pick.

Wieters made his way to the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, and he would show off exemplary defense for most of his time playing there.  On four occasions, Wieters was chosen for the All-Star Team, and he was twice rewarded with a Gold Glove.  Wieters did not hit for a high average, but he had three years with Baltimore, where he had at least 22 Home Runs.  

He left Baltimore in 2017 after signing with the Washington Nationals as a Free Agent.  Wieters would have 117 Home Runs with 802 Hits for the Orioles.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 5th Overall of the Amateur Draft 6/7/07.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent by the Washington Nationals 2/24/17.
  • Games Played: 882
  • Notable Statistics: 355 Runs
    802 Hits
    157 Doubles
    5 Triples
    117 Home Runs
    437 Runs Batted In
    7 Stolen Bases
    .256/.318/.421 Slash Line
    18.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2011, 2012, 2014 & 2016)
    Gold Glove (2011 & 2012)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (2013)
    Most Putouts by a Catcher (2012 & 2013)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Catcher (2009 & 2011)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Catcher (2010, 2012 & 2013)

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