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32 Matt Wieters C

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%5%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
986.23515101
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018WAS762352456830304501.330.374.238
2019STL3898102361582611.296.439.235

Player Updates

July 19, 2019 01:28 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Sits Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters is not in the lineup Friday against the Reds.

Andrew Knizner will get the start at catcher and bat eighth against Tyler Mahle. Wieters has started 10 out of 14 games since Yadier Molina (thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list July 11. The switch-hitting veteran is slashing .313/.421/.500 with a home run, three runs scored, one RBI and three walks in his last five starts. Wieters will remain the No. 1 option until Molina's expected return in mid-August.

July 14, 2019 05:20 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Wieters started the first two games out of the break and went 3-for-6 with a home run and two walks, but he'll receive a breather in the series finale. The 33-year-old should continue seeing the bulk of the starts while Yadier Molina (thumb) remains on the injured list. Andrew Knizner will take over behind the plate Sunday.

July 13, 2019 12:16 AM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Slugs sixth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.

The homer was his third in his last six games and sixth of the season, pushing the veteran catcher's slash line on the year to .224/.280/.459. With Yadier Molina (thumb) potentially sidelined until August, Wieters is in line for steady playing time over the next few weeks, but his fantasy value could still be restricted to deeper formats.

July 6, 2019 01:08 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Remains hot at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk in a win over the Giants on Friday.

Wieters drew a second straight start for Yadier Molina and continued to take advantage of the opportunity, pushing his two-game tally at the plate to 3-for-7 with a solo home run, two RBI overall and two walks. The veteran backstop's playing time opportunities are still expected to remain relatively sparse barring any injury to Molina, who's presumably just been given the last two games off for rest purposes.

July 5, 2019 07:28 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Another homer in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a win over the Mariners on Thursday.

Wieters slugged a homer off a left-hander for the second straight start, with both round trippers constituting his only two hits against southpaws this season. The 33-year-old backstop has hit safely in three consecutive games, but his season line remains a relatively uninspiring .225/.273/.465 following a 3-for-33 tally during June.

July 1, 2019 12:24 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Blasts decisive home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a victory over the Padres on Sunday.

Wieters left three men on base in his first four plate appearances but came up big in the 11th inning, smashing a two-run blast to left field off Brad Wieck to snap a 3-3 tie. The homer was Wieters' first in exactly one month and first hit of any kind against a left-handed pitcher in 18 at-bats this season. Filling a backup role to Yadier Molina, the 33-year-old is slashing .221/.260/.426 with four home runs and 12 runs batted in.

June 16, 2019 12:04 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Back to No. 2 role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

As anticipated, Wieters has settled into the clear backup catcher role since Yadier Molina (thumb) returned from the 10-day injured list June 11. Molina will draw a sixth consecutive start Sunday and should shoulder one of the heavier workloads among all catchers when healthy, leaving few opportunities available for Wieters.

June 9, 2019 04:36 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Resting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.

No. 2 backstop Andrew Knizner will handle the catching duties after Wieters was behind the plate for the first two games of the series. Since replacing the injured Yadier Molina (thumb) as St. Louis' top catcher May 29, Wieters has gone 5-for-30 with a pair of home runs.

June 2, 2019 12:36 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Cubs.

Wieters started the last four games with Yadier Molina (thumb) landing on the injured list and went 5-for-15 with two home runs, two doubles and four RBI. The 33-year-old will get Sunday to rest while Andrew Knizner enters the lineup for his major-league debut.

May 31, 2019 10:08 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Homers again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Phillies.

Wieters took Jerad Eickhoff deep in the second inning for his third home run of the season and second in as many games. He got consecutive starts behind the dish with Yadier Molina nursing a bruised thumb and took advantage by going 4-for-8 with those two bombs, three RBI and three runs scored. However, Wieters had accrued only 26 plate appearances prior to this series, and as soon as Molina is healthy again his role will be limited once again.

May 30, 2019 10:40 AM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Gets another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters will start at catcher and bat sixth Thursday against the Phillies.

Wieters will draw back-to-back starts for the first time all season while Yadier Molina remains day-to-day with a thumb injury. The Cardinals haven't suggested that Molina is at risk of a trip to the injured list, so it shouldn't be long before Wieters slides back into a lightly used No. 2 role behind the dish. Wieters at least made the most of his start in Wednesday's 11-4 loss, going 2-for-3 with a home run, double, walk and two RBI.

May 8, 2019 12:12 AM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Clubs first homer as Cardinal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters went 1-for-2 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Phillies.

Wieters entered the game as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning with the Phillies up eight. He took advantage of the unexpected playing time, leading off the sixth inning with a deep home run to right field for his first of the season and as a Cardinal. Wieters has played sparingly early this season -- he has just 17 at-bats -- limiting his fantasy value, though he has recorded six hits and six RBI in the small sample.

April 18, 2019 02:08 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Another productive start in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles in a win over the Brewers on Wednesday.

Wieters made good use of another spot start, generating his second multi-RBI outing of the season with a pair of timely hits. The veteran has actually logged just two starts thus far this season, as Yadier Molina is usually adverse to taking any time off behind the dish. Nevertheless, manager Mike Shildt will give Molina periodic days off, and any extra offense Wieters can provide during those opportunities will be a welcome bonus.

April 12, 2019 12:44 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Impressive in first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters went 1-for-3 with three RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

Wieters plated a run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly to left, and he brought home two more in the fifth on a single to right that gave his team an 8-7 lead. Yadier Molina is expected to start most games behind the dish, so unless he goes down with an injury, Wieters shouldn't expect to see regular at-bats.

April 11, 2019 12:12 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Gets first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters will start at catcher and hit eighth Thursday against the Dodgers, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

With ironman Yadier Molina finally getting a breather after starting each of the Cardinals' 12 games at catcher, Wieters will crack the lineup for the first time all season. Unless Molina succumbs to an injury at some point, it's difficult to envision Wieters seeing enough at-bats to warrant ownership in NL-only leagues or deeper mixed formats that start two catchers.

March 23, 2019 12:56 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Officially wins backup job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters will be added to the 40-man roster and serve as the Cardinals' backup catcher, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.

Wieters joined St. Louis on a minor-league deal in late February and figured to open the season as Yadier Molina's backup, but nothing was official until Friday. The 32-year-old provides a more significant backup presence than the Cardinals have had in previous years, but Molina's workload and Wieters' .230/.303/.355 slash line over the past two seasons should result in limited fantasy value.

February 27, 2019 01:40 PM
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Latches on with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The deal is expected to be officially announced Wednesday. Following the offseason departure of Carson Kelly, Wieters steps in as the new favorite to open the season as the Cardinals' backup catcher. He could ultimately open the season in a starting role if Yadier Molina (knee) isn't ready to go by Opening Day. Either way, the 32-year-old doesn't figure to hold much fantasy value in 2019 given his .230/.303/.355 slash line over the past two seasons (199 games).

September 30, 2018 09:08 PM
Nationals' Matt Wieters: Sits out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Wieters sat two of the past three games but went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored Saturday. He'll get Sunday off, finishing the season with a .704 OPS to go with 30 RBI. Spencer Kieboom will take a turn behind the dish to replace him in the season finale.

September 28, 2018 04:24 PM
Nationals' Matt Wieters: On bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters is not in Friday's starting lineup against Colorado, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Wieters will remain on the bench for a second straight game while Spencer Kieboom gets another start behind the plate.

September 27, 2018 12:40 PM
Nationals' Matt Wieters: Not in Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters is out of the lineup against Miami on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Wieters will receive a breather after going 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI during Tuesday's contest. Spencer Kieboom will catch Kyle McGowin and bat eighth in the order.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cincinnati1320 .154 .154 .154
vs Castillo (Career)1211 .333.083.083
vs RHP69193 .329 .435 .275
Last 7 Games
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7/13ARI3020010
7/15PIT4000000
7/16PIT2000010
7/18@CIN4220000
Two Week Schedule
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HOU
8:15 pm
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HOU
7:15 pm
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009BAL9635435102943288600 .340 .412 .288
2010BAL130446371111155479401 .319 .377 .249
2011BAL139500721312268488410 .328 .450 .262
2012BAL1445266713123836011230 .329 .435 .249
2013BAL1485235912322794310420 .287 .417 .235
2014BAL26104133251861901 .339 .500 .308
2015BAL752582469825216700 .319 .422 .267
2016BAL124423481031766328510 .302 .409 .243
2017WAS12342243951052389410 .288 .344 .225
2018WAS762352456830304501 .330 .374 .238
2019STL3898102361582611 .296 .439 .235
Total 1119388943297614153436181694 .315 .410 .251
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009BALC868452948935512 .991
2010BALC12612183177551510 .994
2011BAL1B11440021.000
2011BALC13212993085570514 .995
2012BALC134132105699452107 .991
2013BALC140134108210215836 .997
2014BALC2222175169510 .994
2015BAL1B3223221021.000
2015BALC55554514232353 .989
2016BALC11711193287150116 .988
2017WASC118113107410234385 .993
2018WASC73646065792435 .995
2019STLC34242292218031.000
Total  1041992792274464205675 .993
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009BAL151146201211
2010BAL221168702713
2011BAL280225102316
2012BAL271229304417
2013BAL290218121057
2014BAL505220001
2015BAL14110930004
2016BAL171173315110
2017WAS200145401414
2018WAS808821335
2019STL204310102
Total 187515964031929100
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012BAL62423002400 .192 .167 .125
2016BAL1400000200 .000 .000 .000
2017WAS51422002400 .333 .143 .143
Total 1242450041000 .229 .143 .119
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008 AA-Bowie6120841761421251382910 .460 .625 .365
2008 A-Frederick692294879801540444712 .448 .576 .345
2009AAA-Norfolk39141254392530203000 .387 .504 .305
2015AA-Bowie Baysox3111200021--00 .231 .182 .182
2015AAA-Norfolk Tides252300111--00 .6671.200 .600
Total 1745941172033143312410410622 .435 .574 .342
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/230
Birthdate:
5/21/1986
Age:
33
Hometown:
Charleston, SC
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:
Georgia Tech
MLB Experience:
11
Awards:

2008: Minor League Player of the Year
2011: AL Gold Glove-C
2012: AL Gold Glove-C