Anthony John Wolters, a native of Vista, California…is married to wife, Katelyn, and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona during the offseason…son of Debbie and Kelly, has a sister, Alli…enjoys biking, hiking, and walking his dog Levi…committed to the University of San Diego prior to signing with Cleveland after the 2010 draft…his jersey number (9) was retired at Rancho Bueno Vista High in January along with those of fellow RBV graduates Dave Roberts and Jesse English as well as former Coach Steve Hargrave… was drafted in the third round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
Was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent to a minor league contract to start the year and was invited to spring training but was later released on March 29... Was signed by the Chicago Cubs on March 31 and spent 14 games at the Major League level…went 3-for-24 with five RBI and 12 strikeouts... Assigned to Triple-A Iowa on May 22 and played in 38 games, slashing .261/.380/.400 with a .790 OPS and four doubles and four RBI…was released on Aug. 2 and signed a free-agent contract with the Dodgers on Aug. 9... With Triple-A Oklahoma City, he appeared in 26 games and went 20-for-93 for a .215 average…roped six doubles, one triples, two home runs and 13 RBI... Caught 50 games (49 starts) at the Triple-A level, registering a .988 fielding percentage and committed just six errors over 492 chances...Hit well in away games, producing a .298 average (31-for-104) with eight doubles, one triple, four home runs and 20 across both Triple-A and Major League contests…was strong against relievers, averaging .252 (30-for-119) with 16 RBI…had two three-hit games (June 4 at Omaha, Sept. 2 vs. Albuquerque), going 6-for-8 with a run and one RBI…had a seven-game hit streak from June 24 to July 7, going 11-for-26 with seven RBI…tallied six two-walk games…homered in back-to-back games on July 2 and July 4 both at Indianapolis, totaling three RBI and going 3-for-8…played two games at first base, four games at third base and 50 games at catcher across both Triple-A teams.
Spent entire season with Colorado... Finished tied for fifth among National League catchers in starts (35) and ninth in innings caught (283.2)…Recorded his lone multi-RBI game on 8/15 vs. Houston...Had a career-high tying three hits on 8/24 at Arizona...Made four appearances at second base; last one coming on 9/18 vs. Los Angeles (NL)…Threw out three of the 20 baserunners attempting to steal against him.
Set new career highs in games played (121), runs (42), hits (94), doubles (17), RBI (42) and batting average (.262) ... Career-high eight-game hitting streak May 1-15 (.407, 11-for-27, 3 2B, 6 RBI) ... Caught two runners stealing in the first inning May 17 at Philadelphia, the first Rockies catcher to catch two in the same inning since Charles Johnson on May 17, 2003 vs. Montreal ... Hit his lone home run of the season on May 22 in Pittsburgh, snapping a string of 247 homerless at-bats ... first home run since Aug. 27, 2018 ... Pinch-hit game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning June 20 at Arizona ... Defensively, ranked third in the NL with 20 runners caught stealing and second with a 68.8 stolen-base percentage ... Hit .339 (21-for-62) in 17 games in May ... had four doubles and 13 RBI ... His 106-game errorless streak snapped Aug. 19 at Arizona (streak began on Aug. 16, 2018) ... second-longest errorless streak for a catcher in club history (longest: Chris Iannetta, 157 games, June 22, 2007-May 23, 2009) ... and the second-longest to start a season at 86 total games (Iannetta played 100 errorless games in 2008 in the middle of his errorless streak that spanned three seasons ... The Rockies' recipient of the MLB Players Alumni Association's Heart & Hustle Award.
Made his third consecutive Opening Day roster in his third Major League season ... Drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the 13th inning of the Wild Card Game at Chicago-NL, his postseason debut … appeared in three postseason games, including one start at catcher in Game 3, and went 2-for-3 with one RBI ... Made 56 starts, with the Rockies going 34-22 in those games … recorded a catcher's ERA of 4.21 in 489 innings ... Recorded a career-high four triples, the second-most among Major League catchers … hit two triples July 6 at Seattle, the first catcher in franchise history with a two-triple game ... Drew a career-high four walks on Sept. 24 vs. Philadelphia, the first four-walk game by a Rockies player since Michael McKenry drew four walks Aug. 17, 2014 vs. Cincinnati ... Drew four bases-loaded walks, tied for the second-most walks of that kind in MLB … bases-loaded walk-off walk April 7 vs. Atlanta in the 10th inning of the 3-2 Rockies win ... Made his first two appearances as an outfielder in his career … also made two appearances at second base and one at third base.
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.