15. Matt Wieters – Washington Nationals
Wieters arrived in the big leagues as a scout’s wet dream. The Georgia Tech product was a sweet-swinging, switch-hitting catcher blessed with size (6’5”) and pedigree (5th overall pick). As it turns out, he’s not a very good hitter. While he’s been effective at controlling the run game, MLB teams are hip to the fact that gunning-out runners is far from the most important job a catcher has. In the all-important skill of pitch framing, Wieters grades out as pretty bad, which is probably why he had to settle for such a paltry free agent deal this past offseason. Sabermetrics can truly be a bitch.
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