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Top 50 Prospects: #48 – Joseph Wieland

#48 Joseph Wieland

San Diego Padres

DOB: 1/21/90

Previously Ranked: N/A

ETA: 2012

Joe Wieland was part of the deal that sent Mike Adams to Texas, and considering how valuable Adams was to the bullpen in both San Diego and Texas, Wieland is obviously viewed as a future Big League contributor.  We at The Sombrero will go a step further.  Wieland will be a top of the rotation arm for years.  We are talking a solid two in the Show.

His stuff isn’t as imposing as other arms that will crack our top 50, but his command is outrageously good.  He walked 21 guys over 150 innings in 2011 for Christ’s sake.  The strikeout totals were nearly one per inning, and he did a solid job keeping the ball in the yard as well.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP BB SO
2008 18 Rangers ARIZ Rk TEX 5 1 1.44 13 7 0 0 43.2 8 41
2009 19 Hickory SALL A TEX 4 6 5.31 19 18 0 0 83.0 24 73
2010 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ TEX 11 7 4.07 26 25 2 1 148.0 25 133
2010 20 Hickory SALL A TEX 7 4 3.34 15 15 2 1 89.0 15 71
2010 20 Bakersfield CALL A+ TEX 4 3 5.19 11 10 0 0 59.0 10 62
2011 21 3 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TEX,SDP 13 4 1.97 26 25 2 2 155.2 21 150
2011 21 Myrtle Beach CARL A+ TEX 6 3 2.10 14 13 1 1 85.2 4 96
2011 21 Frisco TL AA TEX 4 0 1.23 7 7 1 1 44.0 11 36
2011 21 San Antonio TL AA SDP 3 1 2.77 5 5 0 0 26.0 6 18
4 Seasons 33 18 3.28 84 75 4 3 430.1 78 397
A (2 seasons) A 11 10 4.29 34 33 2 1 172.0 39 144
AA (1 season) AA 7 1 1.80 12 12 1 1 70.0 17 54
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 10 6 3.36 25 23 1 1 144.2 14 158
Rk (1 season) Rk 5 1 1.44 13 7 0 0 43.2 8 41
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/7/2011.
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff ERA IP WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2008 18 Rangers ARIZ Rk TEX 1.44 43.2 0.916 6.6 0.4 1.6 8.5 5.13
2009 19 Hickory SALL A TEX 5.31 83.0 1.518 11.1 0.8 2.6 7.9 3.04
2010 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ TEX 4.07 148.0 1.189 9.2 0.6 1.5 8.1 5.32
2010 20 Hickory SALL A TEX 3.34 89.0 1.112 8.5 0.4 1.5 7.2 4.73
2010 20 Bakersfield CALL A+ TEX 5.19 59.0 1.305 10.2 0.9 1.5 9.5 6.20
2011 21 3 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TEX,SDP 1.97 155.2 1.009 7.9 0.5 1.2 8.7 7.14
2011 21 Myrtle Beach CARL A+ TEX 2.10 85.2 0.957 8.2 0.7 0.4 10.1 24.00
2011 21 Frisco TL AA TEX 1.23 44.0 1.045 7.2 0.4 2.2 7.4 3.27
2011 21 San Antonio TL AA SDP 2.77 26.0 1.115 8.0 0.0 2.1 6.2 3.00
4 Seasons 3.28 430.1 1.160 8.8 0.6 1.6 8.3 5.09
A (2 seasons) A 4.29 172.0 1.308 9.7 0.6 2.0 7.5 3.69
AA (1 season) AA 1.80 70.0 1.071 7.5 0.3 2.2 6.9 3.18
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 3.36 144.2 1.099 9.0 0.8 0.9 9.8 11.29
Rk (1 season) Rk 1.44 43.2 0.916 6.6 0.4 1.6 8.5 5.13
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/7/2011.

Wieland should start the year in San Antonio, but he should move quickly to Triple-A.  There is a very real chance he cracks the rotation in San Diego by the end of 2012.  His fastball reaches 93, and his breaking ball is of the 12-6 variety with quality shape.  Both pitches are solid average to above on their own, but Wieland’s command plays each pitch into the 55-60 range.  His changeup is not used as often, but it has decent fade and should be a solid 50 pitch.  Wieland has an athletic 6-foot-3 frame and very clean and easy mechanics that should allow him to stay reasonably healthy.  This is not an ace arm, but it is the kind of No. 2 that every team wants.


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