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Matt WietersTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Washington Nationals MLB Years: 2009-2018
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsC-1054, DH-49, 1b-4Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew Richard Wieters
Height6-4Weight225BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateMay 21,1986 [31.335]PlaceCharleston,South Carolina
High SchoolStratford (Goose Creek,SC)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (Atlanta,GA)

DraftedSelected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 2007 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$6,000,000Signing ScoutsDave JenningsService Time8.129 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2008-MLB-#12 ... 2008-BAL-#1 ... 2009-MLB-#1 ... 2009-BAL-#1
MLB DebutMay 29,2009 [23.008]
OrganizationsBAL [9] WAS [2] Awards13Awards Voting1-4
TBC Player ID58790Retrosheet IDwietm001MLBAM ID446308
RelationshipsSon of Rick Wieters
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed29Power66Contact65XBH58RBIs75Runs39Hitting66Durability62Team.520Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2005Georgia TechACCNCAA-1Fr32c19602275383171106810453244508.366.470.5811.05113228285.384.215.419.45015.7911.230.713.5122.7033.73
2006Georgia TechACCNCAA-1So32c20682597292200157130563990305.355.480.6061.08615735327.370.251.479.46317.1311.930.704.5917.2738.04
2007Georgia TechACCNCAA-1Jr32c21572184278172105920513750506.358.480.5921.07212929279.386.234.477.46018.2813.260.733.5821.8037.18
2008Frederick KeysCaroA+bal-c2269229487980154012444721456.345.448.5761.02413223280.374.231.419.43715.7116.791.075.3615.2729.11
2008Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal32c22612084176142125110382910339.365.460.6251.08513028250.376.260.447.46015.2011.600.764.8017.3336.84
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         130437891552222791228276317815.355.454.6001.05426251530.375.245.432.44815.4714.340.935.0916.1932.90
2009Norfolk TidesILAAAbal32c233914125439253000203000216.305.387.504.8917116163.352.199.340.38412.2718.401.503.0728.2037.21
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal15c239635435102151943002886102211.288.340.412.75214625385.356.124.203.3317.2722.343.072.3439.3324.51
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32c24130446371112211155014794207713.249.319.377.69616834502.287.128.231.3059.3618.732.002.1940.5530.63
2011Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32c25139500721312802268104884201316.262.328.450.77822550551.276.188.286.3408.7115.251.753.9922.7338.17
2012Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32c261445266713127123833060112403417.249.329.435.76422951593.274.186.306.33110.1218.891.873.8822.8738.93
2013Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32c271485235912329022792043104011257.235.287.417.70421851579.247.182.268.3027.4317.962.423.8023.7741.46
2014Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32c28261041332505180161900201.308.339.500.8395210112.329.192.240.3655.3616.963.174.4620.8031.25
2015Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal32c29311120002001000100.182.231.182.4132013.167.000.091.1887.690.000.000.000.000.00
2015Norfolk TidesILAAAbal32c2925230011001000000.600.6671.2001.867616.500.600.800.75216.670.000.0016.675.0033.33
2015Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         516350013002000100.313.368.500.8688119.250.187.313.36610.530.000.005.2616.0020.00
2015Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32c2975258246914182500216700304.267.319.422.74110923282.328.155.236.3217.4523.763.192.8432.2533.33
2016Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32c30124423481031711766103285531110.243.304.409.71317335464.267.166.243.3086.9018.322.663.6624.8833.98
2017Washington NationalsNLMLBwas32c3112342243952001052103894104414.225.288.344.63214530465.264.119.211.2738.1720.222.472.1542.2031.58
2018Potomac NationalsCaroA+wasc3214110000000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.2230.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2018Washington NationalsNLMLBwasc32822450023015410011.227.393.500.89311228.188.273.455.38417.8614.290.807.1411.0040.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter10133578402902177512949283328749164352794.252.315.413.72814763113961.283.161.253.0008.2818.912.283.2627.7434.48
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter17559811820431433124221041073110921.341.435.5721.00734268716.365.231.405.00014.5314.941.034.6118.1233.33
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4114627469263100213000216.315.396.527.9237717169.357.212.356.00012.4317.751.433.5524.3336.96
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter642194278142125310392910439.356.449.6031.05213228263.363.247.429.00014.8311.030.744.5618.2535.90
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter70233498080154012444821456.343.445.5711.01613323284.374.228.412.00015.4916.901.095.2815.5328.75
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter185704167253543351986015210818413019.359.477.5941.07141892891.380.235.459.00017.0612.120.713.9320.1136.36
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter8823134355802157511743772285651144312279.256.318.421.73913202793468.286.165.258.0008.2218.772.283.3726.7934.79
Washington Nationals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter131444471002001255114398204515.225.294.351.64515632493.260.126.223.0008.7219.882.282.4337.0032.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625726414428121791052120316415.252.315.413.72823650633.283.161.253.0008.2818.912.283.2627.7434.48
Average Minor - Per 162 games16255410918929431115229699319819.341.435.5721.00731763663.365.231.405.00014.5314.941.034.6118.1233.33

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2005Georgia TechACCNCAA-1Fr32Rel19332.8526026000641.0401713210322001.228.780.442.207.023.20.500-
2006Georgia TechACCNCAA-1So32Rel20133.4121021000731.235121228352001.369.950.572.279.954.38.250-
2007Georgia TechACCNCAA-1Jr32Rel21147.5312111000314.016121236161001.5310.051.883.7710.052.67.200-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter5103.83591580001686.1914137724835001.329.410.722.488.593.46.333-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2008Frederick Keys CaroA+bal22C49--3464265394388.9857.92-----36971.035.3
2008Bowie Baysox EastAAbal22C44--3882333414411.9939.34------6172.131.0
2009Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal23C27--214131-228227.9968.41-26876.523969.219.0
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23C868473848935512529524.9916.090.71652175.639689.653.1
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23DH10---------------9610.46.2
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24C126121106077551510831826.9946.560.78532468.8213096.977.8
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24DH2---------------1301.51.2
2011Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25C132129115085570514930925.9957.010.80583463.0113995.081.5
2011Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal251B1184--2441.0004.000.50-----1390.70.6
2012Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26C13413211889945210710561046.9917.810.88513261.4514493.182.7
2012Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26DH9---------------1446.35.6
2013Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27C14013412011021583610821079.9977.710.90442464.7514894.686.4
2013Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27DH5---------------1483.43.1
2014Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28C222219416951-175174.9947.910.9011191.7-2684.613.6
2014Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28DH4---------------2615.42.5
2015Bowie Baysox EastAAbal29C3--214--25251.0008.33--10.0-3100.02.1
2015Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal29C1--5---551.0005.00------250.00.7
2015Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29C55554854232353451446.9898.110.9218869.227573.334.0
2015Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29DH13---------------7517.38.0
2015Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal291B3218221-223231.0007.671.28-----754.01.9
2016Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30C11711198087150116932921.9887.870.94432365.2112494.472.2
2016Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30DH3---------------1242.41.9
2017Washington NationalsNLMLBwas31C11811310031023438510741066.9939.031.06571975.0512395.972.8
MLB Totals for C - 9 season(s)-   C93090179996620387536370607007.9927.530.8840018668.3249300.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 7 season(s)-   DH46---------------460.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B4326261-427271.0006.751.04-----40.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C28--219131-233232.9968.29-26876.52280.00.0
AA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C47--4092733439436.9939.28--10.0-470.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C49--3464265394388.9857.92-----3490.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2008Frederick Keys CaroA+bal22-49---------
2008Bowie Baysox EastAAbal22-44---------
2009Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal23-27---------
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23-86--------10
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24-126--------2
2011Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25-1321--------
2012Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26-134--------9
2013Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27-140--------5
2014Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28-22--------4
2015Bowie Baysox EastAAbal29-3---------
2015Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal29-1---------
2015Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29-553-------13
2016Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30-117--------3
2017Washington NationalsNLMLBwas31-118---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Orleans CardinalsCape Cod LeagueCollege203512719395082100232110047.307.417.535.9526813151.316.228.40915.2313.910.915.3015.8833.33
2008Surprise RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor22207310225111210121600000.301.400.438.83832785.375.137.31514.1218.821.331.1873.0031.82
2008Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2259110000000500001.111.111.111.222109.250.000.0000.0055.560.000.000.000.00
2009Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2320399134015004400000.333.395.513.90820543.353.180.2829.309.301.002.3339.0038.46
2010Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB24185081120150061110000.220.316.320.63616357.263.100.22010.5319.301.831.7550.0027.27
2011Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB25186081760090021200000.283.306.383.68923662.354.100.1333.2319.356.000.000.0035.29
2012Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2618485132128004800001.271.327.479.80623552.289.208.2927.6915.382.003.8524.0038.46
2012Baltimore OriolesWild CardMLB2614000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2012Baltimore OriolesDiv SeriesMLB26520231000002200000.150.227.200.4274122.167.050.1509.099.091.000.000.0033.33
2013Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB271845121720515007800002.378.462.7561.21834752.375.378.53313.4615.381.149.629.0041.18
2014Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2811323102005002300001.313.353.375.72812234.345.062.1255.888.821.500.000.0020.00
2015Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB29723000000001400001.000.042.000.0420024.000.000.0434.1716.674.000.000.000.00
2016Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB301026171012103700001.269.345.423.76811229.333.154.30810.3424.142.333.4526.0028.57
2016Baltimore OriolesWild CardMLB3014000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2017Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3114353520000001200000.143.143.200.3437235.217.057.0570.0034.290.000.000.0040.00
2017Washington NationalsDiv SeriesMLB31514220000002420000.143.333.143.4762018.200.000.14311.1122.222.000.000.000.00
2018Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB321331280016005600002.258.361.355.71611136.292.097.25813.8916.671.202.7831.0012.50
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs3512719395082100232110047.307.417.535.9526813151.316.228.40915.2313.910.915.3015.8833.33
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs207310225111210121600000.301.400.438.83832785.375.137.31514.1218.821.331.1873.0031.82
MLB Spring Training Totals - 11 yrs15239852102211115510348010009.256.316.397.71315833433.296.141.2297.8518.482.352.5436.1832.35
MLB Playoffs - Wild Card Totals - 2 yrs28000000000400000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs1034451000004620000.147.275.176.4516140.179.029.14710.0015.001.500.000.0020.00

Awards [13]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20051st Team College Freshman All-American (DH) ... Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (DH) ... Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year3
20061st Team College All-American (C) ... CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Atlanta)2
20071st Team College All-American (C) ... Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (C)2
2008Baltimore Orioles Minor League Player of the Year ... Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (C) ... Minor League Player of the Year (BA) (BAL)3
2011American League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... Baltimore Orioles Player of the Year2
2012American League Gold Glove (Catcher)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-04-11CWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.325Team Roster on 2018-04-11
2018-04-09CWashington NationalsPotomac (A+)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Potomac (A+) for rehab31.323Team Roster on 2018-04-09
2018-04-02CWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Mild left oblique strain31.316Team Roster on 2018-04-02
2017-11-03CWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveContractNationals exercised option for 2018 ($10.5m)31.166Team Roster on 2017-11-03
2017-02-23CWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($10.5m) Player option for 2018 at $10.5m30.278Team Roster on 2017-02-23
2016-11-02CFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.165  
2016-08-22CBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from paternity leave30.093Team Roster on 2016-08-22
2016-08-20CBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YPaternityOff-RosterPlaced on paternity leave30.091Team Roster on 2016-08-20
2015-11-15CBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($15.8m) [Free Agent] Qualifying offer acepted29.178Team Roster on 2015-11-15
2015-11-03CFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency29.166  
2015-06-06CBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.016Team Roster on 2015-06-06
2015-05-11cBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL28.355Team Roster on 2015-05-11
2015-04-05cBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Recovery from right elbow surgery28.319Team Roster on 2015-04-05
2015-01-17cBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($8.3m) [Avoiding arbitration]28.241Team Roster on 2015-01-17
2014-11-04cBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.167Team Roster on 2014-11-04
2014-08-13cBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL28.084Team Roster on 2014-08-13
2014-05-11cBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right elbow strain27.355Team Roster on 2014-05-11
2014-02-07cBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($7.7m) [Avoiding arbitration]27.262Team Roster on 2014-02-07
2013-01-18cBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013-2013 ($5.5m) [Avoiding arbitration]26.242Team Roster on 2013-01-18
2012-05-04cBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YActive--25.348Team Roster on 2012-05-04
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-07-25InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-07-15InjuredDisabled -- Strained Right Hamstring 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2007Baltimore Orioles-216,000,000-------6,000,000Signing Bonus out of 2007 Draft (1st round - 5th overall)
2009Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll23400,000-72446-2,746,792400,0006,400,000
2010Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll24400,000-75740-2,812,412400,0006,800,000
2011Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll25452,250-56619382,722,607414,0007,252,250
2012Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll26500,000-54924382,954,887480,0007,752,250
2013Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll275,500,000-185979++3,023,990490,00013,252,2502013-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013-2013 ($5.5m) [Avoiding arbitration]
2014Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll287,700,000-151684++3,256,497500,00020,952,2502014-02-07 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($7.7m) [Avoiding arbitration]
2015Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll298,275,0006.129152684++3,571,283507,50029,227,2502015-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($8.3m) [Avoiding arbitration]
2016Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll3015,800,0007.12953395++3,498,245507,50045,027,2502015-11-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($15.8m) [Free Agent] Qualifying offer acepted
2017Washington NationalsTeam Payroll3110,500,0008.129119887++3,651,709535,00055,527,2502017-02-23 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($10.5m) Player option for 2018 at $10.5m
2018Washington NationalsTeam Payroll3210,500,000-102788++4,360,045545,00066,027,2502017-11-03 - Nationals exercised option for 2018 ($10.5m)
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red