What are your impressions of Matt Wieters now?
I am finishing up at Rogers Centre – I can call it Skydome in a blog, thankfully -- after the Orioles were swept by the Toronto Blue Jays in an amazingly forgettable three-game series.
There is truly only one highlight from this series.
Matt Wieters hit an absolute bomb against Scott Richmond that hit the façade just under the club-level seating in right field. They don’t give estimates in Toronto – and I am not smart enough to do the conversion anyway – but trust me, it was crushed.
There was so much buzz about Wieters when he arrived that his slow start at the plate and behind it made it seem like he was a disappointment.
But the kid has heated up in a big way.
After two hits Wednesday, he now is batting .290 with eight homers and 38 RBIs. He’s also made some great throws to second recently.
He has hit safely in 15 of the 19 games he has played in September and is batting .367 in the month.
He is hitting an outrageous 12-for-22 (.545) since being moved to the third spot in the lineup five games ago.
So I am impressed.
This kid has become a major league hitter before our eyes. Yes, he could exhibit more consistent power, but for a guy in his second pro season it’s a matter of time.
But I know some of you wanted more from Wieters early on. Has your perception changed in the past month or so?
Daily Think Special: What are your impressions of Matt Wieters now?