.286 (103-360), 15 HR, 53 RBI, 46 R, 1 SB, .311 BABIP, .358 OBP, .472 SLG
Maybe I’m being a little conservative with this projection. At this point I’m expecting him to come up around June, which is the reason for the number of AB (I also have him walking 40 times). Even once he’s recalled he’s not going to be playing everyday, so this should put him right around 100 games played or so.
I think these numbers show his potential. If you prorate them over the course of an entire season they would easily put him among the Top 5 catchers, and likely even better then that. That’s how good Wieters could be, but he is still just a rookie. He has just one professional season under his belt, so you should tread carefully. It would not be unthinkable to see the Orioles hold him down in the minors a little bit longer, seeing no reason to rush him to the majors and stunt his development.
What does everyone else think? Do you expect him to play more games? Significantly out produce the numbers I’ve projected?
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