Matt Wieters

Baseball Player
Born May 21, 1986

Matthew Richard Wieters is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Baltimore Orioles. Wieters was drafted fifth overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. Wieters played college baseball for Georgia Tech, and his agent is Scott Boras. Wieters is a tall athletic hitter, standing 6 feet 5 inches tall. His ability to hit for power from both sides of the plate has drawn comparisons to Jorge Posada and Jason Varitek.… Read More

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1986 Birth Wieters was born on May 21, 1986 in Charleston, South Carolina. … Read More


2006 - 2007 3 More Events
Going into the 2008 season, he was ranked 12th by Baseball America on their 2008 Top 100 Prospects List and was the highest ranked catcher on the list. … Read More
Wieters hit .343 in 35 spring training at bats for the Orioles in 2009, but was sent down to Triple-A Norfolk to delay the start of his service time and extend the time until he becomes eligible for salary arbitration and free agency.
2010 - 2011 2 More Events
2012 26 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 16, 2012, Wieters helped the Orioles rally to beat the Chicago White Sox in 10 innings by hitting his first career grand slam. … Read More
2013 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On Opening Day, April 2, 2013, Wieters became the first Oriole to ever hit a home run against Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price, a two run shot in the top of the first. … Read More
On May 11, 2014, Wieters was hitting over .300 when an elbow injury of his throwing arm put him on the 15-day disabled list. … Read More
Wieters began the 2015 season on the 15-day disabled list in an effort to continue recovering from last year's Tommy John surgery. … Read More
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