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Tony Wolters
Birthdate: 6/9/1992 (24 y, 9 m, 20 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 5-10/200     Position: C
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 5, Overall: 87, Team: Cleveland Indians
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RotoWire News: Wolters should see the bulk of the innings behind the plate after Tom Murphy (forearm) was ruled out for the next 4-to-6 weeks. (3/14/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Wolters is an interesting player to try and get a read on for the 2017 season. As it stands right now, he’s the most experienced catcher on the roster and — on paper — appears to be the favorite to start. The 24-year-old sophomore backstop showed the potential to be a solid defensive catcher despite starting out his career in the middle infield. His offence, though, has some improving to do after he struck out 23% of the time. A quick glance at his splits suggest he improved in the second half of the year (.862 vs .627 OPS) but his batting average on balls in play jumped significantly too (.439 vs .272) to a level that would be unsustainable for 2017. In almost identical at-bats, Wolters also performed much better in Colorado (.957 OPS) than he did on the road (.481). Also worrisome is the presence of offensive-minded catching prospect Tom Murphy — who has 20+ home run potential if he can get enough at-bats. Wolters is probably in line for another 200-300 at-bats as a catcher in 2017. His presence on the roster might allow the Rockies to carry three catchers because of his ability to also work as a backup infielder due to his athleticism and minor league experience as a shortstop. (Marc Hulet)

The Quick Opinion: For an inexperienced catcher, Wolters had a decent rookie season. There is no clear-cut leader for Colorado’s starting catcher job, but there are threats to the sophomore’s playing time. The club has two other competent catchers on the 40-man roster (Dustin Garneau and the powerful Tom Murphy) and might be in the market for a more established catcher. Wolters also saw much of his offensive success come as the result of a .400+ BABIP, which is unsustainable for a full season.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2010Indians (R)52102329.5 %23.8 %.000.286.211.286.211.25155    
2011Indians (A-)6931315020199.6 %15.7 %.071.353.292.385.363.363123    
2012Indians (A+)1255378665856.7 %19.4 %.144.314.260.320.404.327101    
2013Saguaros (R)1458063117.2 %19.0 %.022.229.178.345.200.29170    
2013Indians (A+)8034033633312.1 %17.1 %.076.333.277.369.353.344108    
2014Javelinas (R)1563058011.1 %11.1 %.055.286.255.333.309.31082    
2014Indians (AA)943871363439.0 %19.1 %.065.309.249.319.314.29378    
2015Indians (AA)652712231737.7 %23.2 %.071.273.209.290.280.27268    
2016Rockies (AAA)2801100.0 %12.5 %.000.286.250.250.250.22729    
2016Rockies712303273049.1 %23.0 %.137.336.259.327.395.312752.0-5.16.50.9
2017Depth Charts913845353547.8 %23.3 %.101.311.242.306.344.28557-0.1-20.69.90.2
2017Steamer813114282948.0 %21.7 %.108.306.245.310.353.290600.1-15.17.20.2
2017ZiPS772923272637.5 %25.0 %.095.317.240.301.335.27953-0.4-17.38.80.1
Total- - -712303273049.1 %23.0 %.137.336.259.327.395.312752.0-5.16.50.9

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Indians (R)519214400023205000020.211
2011Indians (A-)692673137864103150203014911145194.292
2012Indians (A+)12548553712680308866583601048351659.260
2013Saguaros (R)144558871006310011210011.178
2013Indians (A+)8028934080641303363341058334436.277
2014Javelinas (R)155563141130058707010502.255
2014Indians (AA)94341387856715213634351743621032.249
2015Indians (AA)652392715039722231721063722532.209
2016Rockies (AAA)2882200011001000000.250
2016Rockies7120523053331523273021253004141.259
2017Depth Charts9134538484601625353530190334 43.242
2017Steamer8127831168491324282925167232 43.245
2017ZiPS7726329263461223272622173223332.240
Total- - -7120523053331523273021253004141.259

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Indians (R)9.5 %23.8 %0.40.211.286.211.496.0006.0.286  0.41-1.2.25155
2011Indians (A-)9.6 %15.7 %0.61.292.385.363.748.0717.6.353  1.6458.3.363123
2012Indians (A+)6.7 %19.4 %0.35.260.320.404.724.1445.2.314  -2.9650.3.327101
2013Saguaros (R)17.2 %19.0 %0.91.178.345.200.545.0223.1.229  -0.35-2.2.29170
2013Indians (A+)12.1 %17.1 %0.71.277.369.353.722.0762.2.333  -2.1443.3.344108
2014Javelinas (R)11.1 %11.1 %1.00.255.333.309.642.0552.1.286  -0.96-1.4.31082
2014Indians (AA)9.0 %19.1 %0.47.249.319.314.633.0653.6.309  -0.435-9.9.29378
2015Indians (AA)7.7 %23.2 %0.33.209.290.280.570.0714.5.273  -0.220-9.4.27268
2016Rockies (AAA)0.0 %12.5 %0.00.250.250.250.500.0002.6.286  0.00-0.7.22729
2016Rockies9.1 %23.0 %0.40.259.327.395.723.1375.7.3360.71.00.326-1.1.31275
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Depth Charts7.8 %23.3 %0.33.242.306.344.649.1014.0.3110.5 -0.635-10.5.28557
2017Steamer8.0 %21.7 %0.37.245.310.353.663.1084.0.3060.6 -0.529-7.1.29060
2017ZiPS7.5 %25.0 %0.30.240.301.335.636.0954.3.317  -0.425-9.3.27953
Total- - -9.1 %23.0 %0.40.259.327.395.723.1375.7.3360.71.00.326-1.1.31275

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2016Rockies1.6423.4 %47.6 %29.0 %4.8 %7.1 %10.1 %27.3 %39.7 %32.1 %28.2 %16.7 %62.2 %21.2 %
Total- - -1.6423.4 %47.6 %29.0 %4.8 %7.1 %10.1 %27.3 %39.7 %32.1 %28.2 %16.7 %62.2 %21.2 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2016Rockies69423427113318558876
Total- - -69423427113318558876

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2016Rockies0.34-3.513.856.710.360.941.838-0.300.66
Total- - -0.34-3.513.856.710.360.941.838-0.300.66

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2016Rockies58.3% (91.9)12.7% (83.3)6.2% (86.6)9.9% (76.9)11.3% (83.6)0.9% (84.5)0.7% (75.3)0.9%
Total- - -58.3% (91.9)12.7% (83.3)6.2% (86.6)9.9% (76.9)11.3% (83.6)0.9% (84.5)0.7% (75.3)0.9%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2016Rockies38.2 %11.2 %7.4 %0.6 %0.2 %5.6 %14.5 %9.1 %1.5 % 11.0 % 0.8 % 
Total- - -38.2 %11.2 %7.4 %0.6 %0.2 %5.6 %14.5 %9.1 %1.5 % 11.0 % 0.8 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Rockies92.591.388.182.988.189.683.576.978.9 83.8 75.7
Total- - -92.591.388.182.988.189.683.576.978.9 83.8 75.7

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2016Rockies6.8-3.00.70.4-0.5-0.90.01.34-2.771.240.44-0.52-11.440.29
Total- - -6.8-3.00.70.4-0.5-0.90.01.34-2.771.240.44-0.52-11.440.29

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Rockies6.5-1.0-0.2-0.8-0.2-0.4-4.00.30.1 -0.8 0.2
Total- - -6.5-1.0-0.2-0.8-0.2-0.4-4.00.30.1 -0.8 0.2

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2016Rockies1.98-0.99-0.26-15.57-7.70-0.88-3.230.351.00 -0.82 2.75
Total- - -1.98-0.99-0.26-15.57-7.70-0.88-3.230.351.00 -0.82 2.75

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2016Rockies29.5 %64.0 %45.9 %61.5 %86.7 %78.1 %47.4 %57.8 %9.9 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -29.5 %64.0 %45.9 %61.5 %86.7 %78.1 %47.4 %57.8 %9.9 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Rockies30.8 %61.4 %46.0 %64.2 %84.9 %77.9 %49.7 %24.3
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -30.8 %61.4 %46.0 %64.2 %84.9 %77.9 %49.7 %24.3

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2016RockiesC5958501.1451296330000 2712328.988 
Total- - -C5958501.1451296330000 2712328.988 
2016Rockies2B709.1080000000     1.000 
Total- - -2B709.1080000000     1.000 
2016RockiesSS306.0021101100     .667 
Total- - -SS306.0021101100     .667 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016RockiesC501.12  -1 2       3      
Total- - -C501.12  -1 2       3      
2016Rockies2B9.1 0 011441.0004   0  0.60.10.691.9
Total- - -2B9.1 0 011441.0004   0  0.60.10.691.9
2016RockiesSS6.0 0 -10-132.6670   0 0.10.1-0.7-0.5-85.8
Total- - -SS6.0 0 -10-132.6670   0 0.10.1-0.7-0.5-85.8

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016RockiesC501.10.0%      (9)0.0%      (7)30.8%    (13)60.0%     (5)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (11)
Total- - -C501.10.0%      (9)0.0%      (7)30.8%    (13)60.0%     (5)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (11)
2016Rockies2B9.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (2)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (4)
Total- - -2B9.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (2)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (4)
2016RockiesSS6.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (2)
Total- - -SS6.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (2)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2016Rockies516.2764576069646273643
Total- - -516.2764576069646273643

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Rockies-7.12.02.14.3-5.16.50.46.98.60.9$7.1 
Total- - --7.12.02.14.3-5.16.50.46.98.60.9$7.1 

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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 5, Overall: 87
    • Team: Cleveland Indians
    • School: Rancho Buena Vista HS