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Matt Wieters | Catcher | #32

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (5) / BAL
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Matt Wieters went hitless in four plate appearances Tuesday versus the Brewers and is now batting .246/.293/.380 on the season.
The low on-base percentage from Wieters is expected this point, but he's been a disappointment in the power department. The veteran backstop slugged four dingers in April but has just three since, and none so far in July. Jul 25 - 10:45 PM

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Matt Wieters plated three of the Nationals’ five runs Sunday in a win over the Braves.

Wieters only had one hit in this one, but he made it count by driving in Ryan Zimmermann and Daniel Murphy on a fifth-inning single to center field. That stretched Washington’s lead to 6-3. Wieters added some insurance later on by driving in a run on a seventh-inning sac fly. The first-year National hit just .240 with seven homers in the first half.
Jul 9 - 7:38 PM

Matt Wieters will sit Tuesday against the Mets.

The Nationals and Mets will play at 11:00 a.m. ET after a night game on Monday, so it's understandable why Wieters is taking a seat. Jose Lobaton will start behind the plate and catch Joe Ross.
Jul 4 - 9:05 AM

Matt Wieters is getting the day off Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Jose Lobaton will start at catcher and bat eighth in the afternoon tilt versus ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Wieters has five RBI in four games this month after struggling mightily in May.
Jun 7 - 12:34 PM

Matt Wieters went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the A's.

Wieters helped spark a five-run ninth inning with his two-run home run off Frankie Montez. The dinger was his fifth of the season. In addition, the veteran backstop is hitting .278/.345/.430 and has driven in 20 runs over the course of 44 games played.
Jun 4 - 7:36 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

No injury to report, here, just a normal off day for Wieters. Jose Lobaton will catch in his place and is hitting eighth.
May 17 - 4:28 PM

Matt Wieters drove in two runs in the ninth inning as the Nationals walked-off the Orioles 7-6 on Wednesday.

He came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases loaded and his club down a run. He stroked a single to right field that plated Bryce Harper with the tying run and Daniel Murphy with the winning run. Wieters went 3-for-5 in the ballgame and is now batting .289/.373/.474 with four homers and 15 RBI in 110 plate appearances.
May 10 - 11:13 PM

Matt Wieters (flu) singled and struck out twice in his return to the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

Wieters missed Tuesday's game while battling flu-like symptoms. The 30-year-old catcher is off to an excellent start so far with Washington, boasting a .303/.398/.526 batting line with four home runs and 12 RBI through 22 games.
May 4 - 8:37 AM

Matt Wieters "is a little sick" on Tuesday.

That explains his absence from the lineup after an off day. Jose Lobaton is starting at catcher and batting eighth Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks. Wieters can be considered day-to-day.
May 2 - 5:35 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

There's no injury to report, Wieters is just getting the night off. A trend seems to be developing as Jose Lobaton has caught each of Tanner Roark's last three starts. Wieters had a strong opening month, batting .301 with four homers and 12 RBI for the first-place Nats.
May 2 - 3:48 PM

Matt Wieters went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI against the Mets on Sunday.

Wieters seemed like a weak bet offensively for the start of the year after signing late and switching leagues, but he's batting .301 with four homers. Especially with as well as the Nationals are playing, Wieters seems like a decent starter in one-catcher mixed leagues right now.
Apr 30 - 5:20 PM

Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday’s loss to the Mets.

It was his second homer of the season. Wieters cooled down a bit after a hot start to the season, but he has bounced back with back-to-back multi-hit games. He’s batting .279/.372/.441 through 19 games.
Apr 28 - 10:50 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

It was an expected day off for the 30-year-old. Jose Lobaton will draw the start behind the plate and bat eighth Wednesday against Rockies hurler Tyler Chatwood. Wieters got off to a hot start this year but a 2-for-16 slump has his average down to .254.
Apr 26 - 6:15 PM

Matt Wieters clobbered his first home run as a National and also added a double in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Wieters hit the second of two longballs in the fourth inning off of Lance Lynn (Jayson Werth had the other). The catcher is sporting a healthy .435/.552/.739 batting line in the early going for the Nationals.
Apr 11 - 10:13 PM

Matt Wieters went 3-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

His fourth-inning single plated Daniel Murphy and Ryan Zimmerman. Wieters also drew a walk in the ballgame. This is his first season in Washington after spending eight seasons with the nearby Orioles. He hit .243/.302/.409 with 17 homers and 66 RBI last year.
Apr 5 - 10:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Manny Delcarmen
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Brian Goodwin
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Adam Eaton
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3Koda Glover
4Shawn Kelley
5Matt Albers
6Oliver Perez
7Enny Romero
8Matt Grace
9Joe Blanton