Anthony John Wolters, a native of San Diego, Calif., son of Debbie and Kelly … he and his wife, Katelyn, reside in Scottsdale, Ariz. during the offseason and together they have a dog named, Levi ... Graduated from Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, Calif., in 2010 ... Committed to play at the University of San Diego prior to signing with Cleveland after the 2010 draft ... Enjoys biking, hiking and walking their dog … their dog enjoys hunting rabbits and squirrels ... Has participated in Rockies Fantasy Camp each of the past two years as the coach of Wolters' Warriors ... Twitter handle is @TonyWolters … Instagram is @tonywolters.
Rookie began season with Rockies on Opening Day and spent entire year on active roster ... Made his second consecutive Opening Day roster in his second Major League season ... Appeared in 83 games across two stints with the club … started a team-high 66 games behind the plate … catcher's ERA of 5.07 … hit .306 in April with a .407 on-base percentage ... Hit .240 (55-for-229) in 83 games … played 77 games, 66 starts at catcher … also played second base (four games) and third (one game) in a backup role ... Batted .289 (13-for-45) with runners in scoring position, .364 (8-for-22) with RISP and two outs ... Placed on the seven-day disabled list (concussion) May 3, transferred to the 10-day disabled list on May 12 … rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque May 12-16 ... Optioned to Albuquerque on July 22 … batted .250 (14-for-54) with five doubles, one triple, two home runs and nine in RBI in 14 games … recalled by Rockies Aug. 22 ... Had two five-game hitting streaks (April 24-29; June 4-11).
Rookie began the season on the club's Opening Day roster and spent the entire season on the active roster...Made 58 starts at catcher with the club, going 28-30 … batted .260 (51-for-196) as a starter with 13 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 20 RBI, 20 walks and 49 strikeouts...Hit .333 (18-for-54) with men in scoring position, tied for 15th in the National League among hitters with 55 or more plate appearances with RISP… was 5-for-8 (.625) with three doubles, one triple and 12 RBI with the bases loaded..Batted .321 (27-for-94) with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and 12 RBI in 29 games after the All-Star break … post All-Star break average was 14th-best in the National League, second-highest among National League catchers...Was 20-for-45 (.444) from July 9-Aug. 21, collecting five doubles, one triple, two homers and 13 RBI, hitting safely in 12 of 14 games … had a season-high seven-game hitting streak, hitting .474 (9-for-19) from July 9-31...Had three hits five times … notched multiple-hits 12 times...Hit .360 (9-for-25) in nine games in July...Made his Major League debut April 5 at Arizona, entering the game at catcher in the bottom of the eighth inning...Recorded his first Major League hit in his first career start, April 10 vs. San Diego, a single to right, off of James Shields...Recorded his first Major League home run and a career-high four RBI in the sixth inning June 25 vs. Arizona off Shelby Miller...Played seven games at second base, three at shortstop
For the second straight season, left knee issues ended his season prematurely...Did not play after June 30 and underwent a left knee menisectomy on July 6 in Cleveland (Dr. Richard Parker) to repair a cartilage tear in the knee...Appeared in 56 games behind the plate and 3 at shortstop, did not hit above .231 in any of his three Minor League months and was just 7-for-61 (.115) against LHP...Threw out 49% of runners attempting to steal (38 of 77)...Designated for assignment on Feb. 12 to allow room for Tommy Hunter on the 40-man roster.
Logged another season in his transition behind the p late, sp ending the season at AA Akron before a left knee strain ended his season on July 26...Ap p eared in 66 games at catcher (0 errors, 491TC) and threw out 25 of 53 baserunners attempting to steal off him (47%)...Also appeared in 10 games at second base and 8 games at shortstop...Was hitting .280 (54-193) thru games of June 6 before ailments and attrition took hold...W as 7-for-13 on the year with the bases loaded ... Played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League after the season, batting .255 (14-55) with 5 runs scored and 8 RBI in 15 games ... Added to the 40-man roster on November 20.
Entered the season rated the 7th-best prospect in the Indians system according to MLB.com, Wolters transitioned to catcher in spring training at the suggestion of Terry Francona…Spent the first month of the season at extended spring training working on his defense before being sent to Carolina where he spent the remainder of the season…Threw out 28% (25 of 90) of attempted base stealers, right in line with the Carolina League average of 30%...Faired better in the second half (.293/.393/.359) than he did in the first (.254/.336/.344), upping his walk rate, and cutting down on his strikeouts...Appeared in 58 games at catcher and 1 game apiece and second and short...Hit a combined .310 (44-142) in July and August, hit .303 (44-145) with runners on base and .314 (27-86) with RISP...After the season played in the Arizona Fall League.
Spent season at A Carolina at just 20 years of age...Led the Carolina League in triples, finished T8th in doubles and 9th in runs scored...Hit .291 (73-251) in the 2nd half with 17 2B, 7HR, 31RBI and .818 OPS...Entered the season as the #7 rated prospect in the Indians organization according to Baseball America.
Led the New York-Penn League in runs scored (50), tied for fifth in hits (78) and ranked 10th in stolen bases (19)....NYPL Mid-Season All-Star...Named the 8th best prospect in the Indians System by Baseball America.
Drafted by Cleveland, made his professional debut with the Rookie AZL Indians in 2010, playing in five games.