Wolters visits the United States Air Force Academy with the Rockies in January 2017.
|Colorado Rockies – No. 14|
|Born: June 9, 1992|
|April 5, 2016, for the Colorado Rockies|
|MLB statistics |
(through September 17, 2019)
|Runs batted in||112|
Wolters was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, California. He signed with Colorado, forgoing his commitment to play college baseball at the University of San Diego.
Prior to the 2013 season he was moved from an infielder to catcher. After the 2014 season, the Indians added Wolters to their 40-man roster. The Indians designated him for assignment before the 2016 season, and he was claimed off of waivers by the Colorado Rockies.
Wolters made his major league debut on April 5, 2016, as a defensive replacement for Nick Hundley. In his first major league at bat, Wolters grounded out off of Jake Barrett. During his first major league start on April 10, 2016, Wolters got his first career hit when he singled against James Shields. In the same game Wolters walked and scored a run for the first time in the big leagues. Wolters hit his first career homerun on June 25, 2016 against Shelby Miller of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the bottom of the 6th inning, scoring Brandon Barnes. For the season he hit .259 with 3 home runs and 30 RBI's and 4 stolen bases.
On April 3, 2017, Wolters was the starting catcher on Opening Day against the Milwaukee Brewers. He went 2-4, scoring the two final runs to take the lead, one in the seventh off an error, and one in the ninth of a double from Alexi Amarista. He struggled offensively throughout the season, ultimately being the backup catcher to Jonathan Lucroy after July. He ended the season hitting .240 in 83 games with no home runs and 16 RBIs.
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