Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 23)
Every Monday during the regular season, columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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Catchers( Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE, US PRESSWIRE / June 22, 2011 )
Obviously, the Orioles front office felt that the club needed more production from the reserve catcher role, since Taylor Teagarden was designated for assignment and Chris Snyder and Steve Clevinger were added to the roster. But this category is always about Matt Wieters, who had just two hits and one RBI in 19 at-bats. He's a great defensive catcher, but the reason he's one of the most highly valued receivers in either league is because he also is supposed to hit. He's still having a very representative offensive season overall, but the club needs more from him down the stretch.