I don't know if anybody has noticed, but Matt Wieters is literally beating the shit out of the ball down in Frederick with a line of .324/.420/.566 and 12 home runs.
I realize that those are A ball stats, but I'm still pretty impressed. Does anybody have any idea when he will arrive on the big-league club or when he should arrive?
Second, jonnypops and I talked about him when we met at the New York meetup a few months ago. Jonny said that a guy with his stats shouldn't be a catcher. I thought "let him play where he wants", but now I'm reconsidering. He's supposed to be an amazing defensive catcher, but I worry that catching will detract from his potentially greater value as a hitter. Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk, and Mike Piazza didn't seem to benefit from having their catching duties removed, but Jimmie Foxx, Dale Murphy, and Craig Biggio did. What do you guys think?