John Sickels on Matt Wieters

Nice bit from Sickels about Matt Wieters (via Minor League Ball, of course):

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His career WAR so far is 3.8. Basically, if you trust WAR anyway, Wieters has still been a good player as catchers go, safely above replacement level anyway. That's nice, but it is a far cry from a guy expected to be a cross between Johnny Bench, Roy Hobbs, Batman, and Chuck Norris.

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John eventually offers his thoughts about what Wieters' career will ultimately look like. The question John doesn't answer -- perhaps because it's unanswerable, for mere mortals anyway -- is how we got from there to here in just two years.

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