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Matt Wieters (C)

Baltimore Orioles - 42% owned

Bats: B, Throws: R

Matt Wieters went without a hit on Wednesday. Wieters struck out once in the Orioles' win. Baltimore will host the White Sox on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Wieters his batting .224 on the season with one HR and eight RBI. Wieters is batting in a talented offense which should give him oppurtunities for RBI. The catcher position isn't very deep this year so Wieters should have some value, especially in AL-only leagues.


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Matt Wieters went 0-for-1 when he came in to pinch hit in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: On the year, Matt Wieters is hitting .233 with one home run, eight RBI and two runs scored. Most managers expected a bit more out of Matt to start of the season as he was starting the year healthy. The season is a long one and good hitting catchers are hard to find, some might say buy low while others say this is the best your going to get. If you are struggling to find playing time at the catcher position, Wieters is a great buy low option.


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Matt Wieters is not in the starting lineup for the Orioles tonight against the Texas Rangers. At this time it looks like the catcher is simply getting the night off. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Wieters being out, Caleb Joseph will get the start. Joseph has a career .231 BA against LHP.


Matt Wieters had a forgettable game on Monday against the Red Sox. He went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts while playing DH.

Fantasy Impact: Manager Buck Showalter gave Wieters a day off behind the plate while keeping his bat in the lineup at DH. Baltimore's regular DH Pedro Alvarez got the day off with tough lefty David Price on the mound. Wieters should be fine going forward.


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Wieters went 0-for-4 in the Orioles' 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Wieters is a good hitter, especially at the catcher position. If you have him, keep him in your lineup, as he will produce.


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Matt Wieters went 1-for-3 in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins with an RBI and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Wieters has been hitting well the past two games and should have one of the better averages within the catcher position. He has nice value as he does not hurt you in any category but he will not be able to carry you either. Matt should be in your lineups when he is playing.


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Matt Wieters went 1-for-5 with an RBI, two strikeouts, and runners five left on base in the Orioles' 3-2 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Wieters was not having a good day at the plate until his last at-bat, which produced the game-winning base hit up the middle. Many consider Wieters as a low-priced offensive catcher. There will not be much upside, but not much downside either. Wieters is a low-risk, low-reward catcher.


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Manager Buck Showalter confirmed that Matt Wieters will be behind the plate when the Orioles host the Twins April 4. There was speculation that Wieters may start the season primarily at DH as he continues to recover from an elbow injury. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news if you're a Wieters owners. Don't be surprised if the Orioles do tread lightly with their slugging catcher the first month of the season. This is a contract year for Wieters, so if you're a fantasy owner that believes in the "contract year theory", Wieters is someone you may want to target later in drafts. Wieters has an ECR of 207, but ranks ninth among starting catchers. Wieters has the ability and power, if healthy, to be a Top 5 catcher by seasons end.


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Matt Wieters will see his first action behind the plate tomorrow in an intrasquad game. Waters has been sidelined with an elbow injury since March 12. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Another step in the right direction for the Orioles catcher. Wieters was also throwing to bases today, but on a very limited capacity. Expect Wieters to DH some as the season gets started and not see a full compliment of starts at catcher. The Orioles will want to make sure he is 100% before putting him other there everyday.


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Matt Wieters continues to progress from the elbow injury that has sidelined him for the last few weeks. No timetable has been given as to when Wieters will be behind the plate. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a step in the right direction if you own Wieters. For the next week or so he will mostly DH as the Orioles take extreme caution with their starting catcher.


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Matt Wieters will DH Thursday when the Orioles take on the Pirates. Wieters has been participating in baseball related activities on the side. This will be his first game action since March 12. (Source: Rich Dubroff on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Elbow issues are never a good thing, especially when a surgically repaired elbow is acting up. Wieters is not throwing yet, so it hasn't been determined if he'll be behind the plate on Opening Day. Wieters is a Top 5 catcher if healthy, but health has been a major concern the last few years. Draft Wieters with caution.


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Matt Wieters took some swings today against a pitching machine. Nothing was reported about how he felt afterwards, but it is nice to see him progressing. (Source: Eduardo Encina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Still use caution when drafting Wieters. He has the potential to be a top-five catcher, but injuries are always a concern. The Orioles will be extremely cautious with Wieters for the rest of spring training.


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Matt Wieters said that his elbow is feeling better everyday, but he is not ready to push things just yet. Wieters has no begun hitting or throwing at this time. (Source: Rich Dubroff on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The MRI on his repaired elbow came back negative, which is a good thing, but the Orioles are going to continue to be very cautious with this recent injury. Wieters is expected to be the Opening Day started behind the plate.


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An MRI on Matt Wieters' ailing elbow came back clean, showing no structural damage. It's unclear when Wieters will return to a Spring Training lineup. (Source: Rich Dubroff on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for the Orioles, as there was growing concern around the elbow considering Wieters' previous injury issues. He's experiencing swelling, but it seems that he should still be good to go for Opening Day once that goes down. The team will likely continue to be cautious with the veteran catcher, so owners or those considering Wieters will want to monitor reports.


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Wieters' X-rays came back normal and the Orioles will take it day-by-day. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Coming off of TJ surgery from a couple years ago, fantasy owners should be cautious moving forward. The Orioles will take it very slow with Matt, to make sure he is fully healthy so they have him for a full year. As of now, do not move Wieters up or down on your draft board.


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Matt Wieters lasted one inning against the Twins today before exited with elbow soreness. The Orioles catcher did not take an at bat in the game. (Source: Eduardo Encina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wieters has had issues with this elbow before, Tommy John surgery in 2014. Although the X-rays came back negative, this is an injury to monitor. Wieters has played a total 101 games the last two years, so when injuries pop up, owners need to take notice. Wieters ranks eighth among catchers and is player 192 off the board according to our ECR.


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Matt Wieters had no hits in two at-bats in today's loss to the Boston Red Sox. More importantly, he threw out Travis Shaw trying to steal third base. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It is a very good sign to see Matt Wieters catch back-to-back games for the first time this spring, as he only caught back-to-back games five times last season. As Orioles' manager Buck Showalter was quoted, "he is not thinking about his injury like he was last season". Ignore todays 0-for-2 as it is great to see him throwing the ball with ease again.


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Matt Wieters had a poor day at the plate, securing no hits in three at-bats against the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Impact: We have to remember that Wieters is still recovering from an injury that limited him to less than half a season last year. He is a great buy-low option if your looking for decent pop and a solid average out of the catcher position.


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Matt Wieters had one hit in two at-bats in his first spring game, leaving one runner on base.

Fantasy Impact: Matt has taken the long road to come back from injury and showed well at the end of last season. Wieters projects to bat .253 with about 15-20 HRs. Take into consideration that Caleb Joseph had a very good year last season and Wieters might get extra rest because Joseph is a capable back up. Wieters should have a below average ADP based on his projections. Keep him in mind if you are willing to wait on a catcher.


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Wieters went 2-for-3 in the game, coming around to score on his teammate's three run HR that drove in all of the team's runs Monday.

Fantasy Impact: He has been a fantasy disappointment this season and has missed time with injuries. He is still young enough that he may turn it around in the future.


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Wieters says his wrist hurts more when he bats right handed. This may lead to him sitting more often down the stretch against left-handed pitchers. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is just a warning that you might want to check out who is pitching before you start Wieters.


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Matt Wieters remained sidelined due to his wrist injury on Monday. After unsuccessfully attempting to complete batting practice on Monday, Wieters was held out of the lineup.

Fantasy Impact: Wrist injuries tend to sap power from hitters, so even if Wieters is able to return this season there's no guarantee he'd be able to provide value. It's been a lost season for the former top pick.


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Matt Wieters went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's win. He now has hits in each of his last two games.

Fantasy Impact: Owners are hoping Wieters is starting to pick it up again at the plate after missing time earlier this month due to injury. He had a rough July, but posted an OPS of .849 in June.


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Matt Wieters returned Tuesday night after missing a week with a hamstring ailment. He recorded two hits in four at bats and scored once in the 5-3 loss to the Mets. The solid night raised his average from .278 to .284.

Fantasy Impact: This was a very encouraging sign that Wieters will pick up where he left off before the injury. He has now hit safely in 13 of the past 14 games. Wieters has been hitting righties extremely well this season, batting .313 against them. He has been even better at home where he has a .362 average with two home runs and eights RBIs in 58 plate appearances. Wieters is a strong play for DFS users if he gets a righty at home.


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Matt Wieters increased his batting average to .276 Monday night after picking up two hits in a 3-2 Orioles win over the Mariners. Wieters is still adjusting after spending significant time on the disabled list but his five game hitting streak is a step in the right direction. He is hot over the past week batting .350 with a home run and two RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: The power is still not there for Wieters but the fact his average is creeping up shows he is starting to return to form since getting injured. Wieters is a solid, cheap option in DFS with high upside. Fantasy users should wait and see with Wieters in hopes his power comes around.


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Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the 6th inning Friday night versus the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Home runs have been few and far between for Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters. His home run in the 6th was his first since July 27th and his 5th of the year.


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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:

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.