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Matt Wieters walks off

Mon, Jul 27th 11:03pm EDT
By James McGowan

On Monday, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Arlanta Braves 2-1. It took a walk off home run by Wieters to win the game. Wieters went 3-5 with the home run and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Wieters has been solid since coming back from tommy john surgery early in June. There were a lot of questions and doubts that surrounded Wieters since coming back, but it looks like he is fine. This season Wieters is hitting .234 with three home runs, 12 RBI, and an OPS of .659. Wieters could be a solid bench player for teams looking for a good depth piece as they reach the playoffs. Wieters and the rest of the Orioles will look to keep their winning ways up on Tuesday.

 

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On Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles lost to the New York Yankees 3-2. The Orioles offense couldn't back Chen's solid start. Matt Wieters went 1-3 with an RBI in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Wieters has been steady for the O's since he returned to the line-up in June. He is currently hitting .258, with three home runs, 11 RBI and an OPS of .720. Wieters could be a good back up catcher for teams looking for one, he is good enough to where he can come in and produce. The Orioles will look to get back into the win column on Wednesday.

 

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On Friday, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 3-2. The Orioles were able to come back into the game and help gain some ground in the AL East. Wieters went 3-4, with three hits, and an RBI in the game against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Wieters has started to find his rythm since coming back into the line-up after missing a year due to Tommy John surgery. Wieters has looked more and more comfortable every single game, and has settled in behind the plate adding balance to the O's. This season Wieters is hitting .266, with three home runs, 11 RBI, and an OPS of .738. Wieters has looked a lot better as of late, and has started to consistently help them. Wieters will bring a solid catcher to any team looking for one, but he does go a little while between games getting RBI but has been consistently on base. The Orioles will look to keep their winning streak up as they take the Nationals on up until the all star break.

 

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Matt Wieters in a cold spell

Sat, Jul 4th 12:59am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Matt Wieters has gone 3-24 in his last six games with zero walks.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Wieters is struggling with his batting average and OBP but he still represents a higher upside than most of the catchers that are around his current ranking. He might be a buy-low candidate if his owner is worried and you need a catcher.

 

On Thursday, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-6. During the game catcher Matt Wieters hit his third home run of the season, while knocking in two RBI, and striking out once.

Fantasy Impact: Wieters has been pretty good since coming back from Tommy John surgery early this month. Wieters is hitting .292, with three home runs, and 10 RBI, with an OPS of .925. Wieters has provided a shot in the butt to an Orioles offense that was struggling greatly before he returned to the line-up. Wieters would bring any team a solid catcher that can produce for your team, and will get on base a few time during games. It's a good sign that Wieters has come back so strong, many doubted that he would be the same after the surgery but it looks like he has come back strong. It has been good to watch Wieters come back and look strong, and we will see what he looks like as the season progresses.

 

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On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4. The Orioles now are in perfect position for a series sweep. One of the contributors was Matt Wieters, who went 2-4 with an RBI and scored.

Fantasy Impact: Since being activated from the DL and returning to the line-up on June 5th, Wieters has struggled to be consistent at the plate. Wieters has not been able to show any kind of real consistency, but his numbers are still pretty good. This season he is hitting .300 in 30 at bats, with 2 home runs, and eight RBI. While these numbers are ok, Wieters will look to expand as he gets more comfortable at the plate. I don't think that it is time to jump all over Wieters just yet, he still needs a really good hitting game to get his confidence back. But as of right now he would be a solid addition to a team just looking for a catcher that doesn't have to play every day.

 

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On Monday, the Orioles defeated the Phillies 4-0 in the first game of their series. Matt Wieters was the largest contributor in the victory with a home run and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Weiters who missed the first part of the season coming off of Tommy John surgery, had struggled to find his offense. But after Monday, it looks like Wieters is on the right track. He is currently hitting .295 in 27 at bats, and has two home runs, and seven RBI. While Wieters had a good game, it still is to early to jump and pick him up. He still needs to prove that he is a consistent offensive threat. While I would wait on picking him up, if he can find his game then he would be a good depth player to a team looking for a good defensive catcher.

 

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Matt Wieters sat out Wednesday's game against Boston. He is not back up to being able to play back-to-back days behind the plate but is producing when he plays.

Fantasy Impact: Wieters is an elite player at catcher when he is healthy. It is too soon to know whether his high average from part of a season last year and a few games this season will become the new norm. If his average stays high and he stays healthy, he is a top-5 candidate at catcher. Those able to make daily lineup decision should keep an eye out for the games he sits out and have a decent backup option in place.

 

On Friday, Matt Wieters made his season debut in the Orioles 5-2 over the Indians. Wieters got two hits, and knocked two RBI to help lift the Orioles to the victory. (Source: MLB)

Fantasy Impact: Wieters had missed the entire season so far, while rehabbing Tommy john surgery. Wieters debut is a huge surprise, and could be a wake up call for a hot and cold Orioles team. As of right now, I would jump the gun and go pick him up because there is still no telling what he will be like. These next few games will be very telling to what Wieters could be in this return. But right now he is to risky to just go out and pick up and bet that he will be a great player right away.

 

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Wieters will begin the season on the disabled list, participating in extended Spring Training in Bowie and Frederick. Baltimore is playing it safe with their franchise catcher in order to prevent a relapse in the rehab process. (Source: Rich Dubroff on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Caleb Joseph will assume the role of everyday catcher as Wieters rehabs in the minors on the disabled list. Joseph did an excellent job filling in last season but his offensive numbers aren't exactly up to par with Wieters. Orioles pitchers certainly benefitted from Joseph calling games as Baltimore pitchers posted an impressive 3.00 ERA with him behind the dish (Baseball Reference). Owners of Wieters might look into the backup in case of a delay in his rehab process.

 

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Matt Wieters has tendinitis in his surgically repaird right elbow and will not sit behind the plate for a week. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: After going through successful Tommy John surgery nine months ago, Wieters caught six innings in his first start this spring. It doesn't sound like this is much of a surprise as manager Buck Showalter said "It was something we were all kind of expecting at some point". He could return to the lineup as a DH on Sunday and catching opening day is still a possibility as well.

 

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Matt Wieters played six innings at Catcher for the first time since his Tommy John surgery today in the Orioles' 10-9 loss to the Twins. (Source: MLB)

Fantasy Impact: Wieters catching in a spring training game is a very good sign of what is to come. He is expected to start the season as catcher, and this proves that his recovery is going well.

 

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In the Orioles' 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays, Matt Wieters went 0-3 in ABs. This makes him hitless for 20 at bats this spring. (Source: Baltimore Sun)

Fantasy Impact: Wieters already may not be able to start the season at Catcher due to his Tommy John surgery. With his hitless spring, it raises concern on how well he will be able to perform at DH if he is not able to be behind the plate.

 

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According to Scott Boras, Matt Wieters should be ready for Opening Day after coming off of Tommy John surgery. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This helps take away some worry from fantasy owners who thought he may not be ready by Opening Day. Wieters played very well last year, hitting to an .839 OPS, even making the All Star game after only playing 26 games.