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Why the Wait on Wieters? Put Him in Coach!

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Catching prospect Matthew Wieters turns 23 years old on May 21st.

On Friday, he hit hit his fourth home run for Triple-A Norfolk.

Wieters played for Georgia Tech, following in the footsteps of players like Nomar Garciaparra, Mark Teixeira, and fellow catcher Jason Varitek.

He was drafted fifth overall in the 2007 amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles, and four other teams are out of their minds for passing him up. However, David Price was picked number one that year by the Tampa Bay Rays and I can't argue that.

But, the Royals, Cubs, and Pirates passed him up, Baltimore didn't.

Going in to the 2008 season, he was ranked 12th by Baseball America on their 2008 Top 100 Prospects Lis...

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