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Matt Wieters: Believe the Hype, Folks

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

With top prospect Matt Wieters finally in Baltimore, there is finally excitement around Camden Yards. Before we analyze why this kid will be a superstar, let's go on a journey to see how he got to Baltimore.

It started on May 21, 1986, where Matthew Richard Wieters was born in Goose Creek, SC. Because he was so big, it would be difficult to determine what position he would play, but at Stratford High School, he played catcher.

Wieters drew attention from multiple colleges, but ended up signing a L.O.I. (Letter of Intent) to attend Georgia Tech, where he would play for the Yellow Jackets. He got his career off to a great start.

In 2005, he was ACC Rookie of the Year, Freshman All-American, and First Team A...

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