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Wieters at Bowie: Still Doing His Thing


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Matt Wieters hasn't lit it up in his first week at Bowie, but generally, he's still doing his thing. He has been on base in every game he has played, drawing 5 walks in his first 6 games while only striking out twice. He's hitting .250/.400/.350 right now, and you just kind of get the sense that the hits are going to come so long as he stays with the approach he has always followed.

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I absolutely agree, I have watched two of his games in Harrisburg this week and he has hit the ball hard with good plate discipline. In addition I have been impressed with his catch and release behind the plate (he almost picked a guy off at second with an absolute rocket right on the bag)

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I did not make it out to Frederick for a game in the first half of the season. With Tillman, Bergesen, Hernandez and Spoone pitching and Wieters and Reimold hitting, I am going to have to make it down to Bowie for a game or two before this season is over. I want to be able to say "I saw them when...."

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Matt Wieters hasn't lit it up in his first week at Bowie, but generally, he's still doing his thing. He has been on base in every game he has played, drawing 5 walks in his first 6 games while only striking out twice. He's hitting .250/.400/.350 right now, and you just kind of get the sense that the hits are going to come so long as he stays with the approach he has always followed.

I have to think that with a .400 OBP and a .250 avg and only 2 SO that he has gotten pretty unlucky with the balls he puts in play. His BABIP must be really low.

EDIT: Actually his BABIP is .278 I would have thought it to be lower. It shows I am still learning this whole stats gig.

What is the league average BABIP for Bowie's league?

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I have to think that with a .400 OBP and a .250 avg and only 2 SO that he has gotten pretty unlucky with the balls he puts in play. His BABIP must be really low.

EDIT: Actually his BABIP is .278 I would have thought it to be lower. It shows I am still learning this whole stats gig.

What is the league average BABIP for Bowie's league?

The league average is about .310.
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To the extent that BABIP has any meaning at all, it requires hundreds of AB to be useful. In 20 AB, BABIP is pretty meaningless.

I think all stats measured by 20 ABs are pretty meaningless. Apparently his BABIP is low by league avg standards which still explains the weird stat line (.250 avg .400 OBP). Again I agree that you can't make any predictions based on 20 ABs. It is still fun to talk about.:D

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I think all stats measured by 20 ABs are pretty meaningless. Apparently his BABIP is low by league avg standards which still explains the weird stat line (.250 avg .400 OBP). Again I agree that you can't make any predictions based on 20 ABs. It is still fun to talk about.:D
BABIP doesn't explain a difference between BA and OBP. That would be walk rate.
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BABIP doesn't explain a difference between BA and OBP. That would be walk rate.

I think you can infer that if a player has a .400 OBP and only a .250 avg and only 2 strike outs in 20 AB's that they have to be putting the ball in play and getting outs. They have to be getting out somehow with balls in play otherwise the avg would be higher or the SO would be more. It has to be one of the two.

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I was at the game on Sunday and Weiters hit two gap shots to the wall that would have been out at Camden Yards. One was righty and one was lefty and both were oppo. He is hitting and seeing the ball really well, the hits just need to fall

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I think you can infer that if a player has a .400 OBP and only a .250 avg and only 2 strike outs in 20 AB's that they have to be putting the ball in play and getting outs. They have to be getting out somehow with balls in play otherwise the avg would be higher or the SO would be more. It has to be one of the two.
But your inclusion of the OBP in this analysis is misplaced. If Wieters had 0 walks right now, his OBP would be .250 and his BABIP would be exactly what it still is. If he had 20 walks right now, his AVG would still be .250 and his BABIP would still be what it is.

Walks and BABIP have nothing to do with each other. Walks are not a part of the BABIP formula, which is (H-HR) / (AB-HR-K).

Take the ".400 OPB and" out of your first sentence and then it makes sense.

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If Wieters does, in fact, put up numbers that're anything similar to what he did in Frederick then I highly doubt he'll ever know what Norfolk looks like.

I know, I just wanted to be the first one to ask.:laughlol:

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