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Joe Wieland

Joe Wieland
20170311 Joseph Andrew Wieland pitcher of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, at Yokohama Stadium.jpg
Wieland with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars
Kia Tigers – No. 56
Born: (1990-01-21) January 21, 1990 (age 29)
Reno, Nevada
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: April 14, 2012, for the San Diego Padres
NPB: April 6, 2017, for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars
KBO: March 27, 2019, for the Kia Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record1–5
Earned run average5.85
NPB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record14–11
Earned run average3.80
KBO statistics
(through May 21, 2019)
Win–loss record3–2
Earned run average5.97

Joseph Andrew Wieland (born January 21, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kia Tigers of the KBO League. He previously pitched for the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, and Yokohama DeNA BayStars in Japan's NPB.

Early life

Wieland was named Nevada State Player of the Year by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Reno Gazette-Journal while at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno, Nevada.[1] He committed to playing college baseball at San Diego State.[2]

Professional career

Texas Rangers

Wieland was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the fourth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the Rangers and did not play for San Diego State.[2] Wieland spent 2009 with the Class A Hickory Crawdads where he posted a 5.31 ERA in 19 games. He opened 2010 with the Crawdads, but an improved 3.34 ERA in 15 games earned him a promotion to the California League High-A Bakersfield Blaze in July. In 2011, Wieland started the year with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Rangers' new High-A affiliate, and then graduated to Double-A in late June. On July 29, 2011, while pitching for the Frisco RoughRiders, Wieland threw a no-hitter against the San Antonio Missions, the Padres Double-A affiliate.[3] Wieland had a 1.23 ERA in 7 starts for the RoughRiders.

San Diego Padres

On July 31, 2011, Wieland and Robbie Erlin were traded to the San Diego Padres for Mike Adams.[4] He finished the year with the Double-A Missions, posting a 2.77 ERA in 5 starts. He had 8.7 strike-outs per 9 innings across all three clubs in 2011.

Wieland started 2012 with the Triple-A Tucson Padres, but only made 2 starts before he was called up to the Major League team.

Wieland was called up to join the Padres' rotation when both Tim Stauffer and Dustin Moseley went on the disabled list early in the season.[5] He made his Major League debut on April 14, 2012, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing six runs in five innings to take the loss.[6] Wieland made five starts for the Padres, losing four of them, and posted a 4.55 ERA before he went to the disabled list in May with shoulder tightness.[7] He underwent a season-ending Tommy John surgery on July 27, 2012.[8]

Wieland began the 2013 season on the 60-day disabled list as he was still recovering from the surgery. He began a throwing program at around mid-season but he suffered a number of setbacks due to soreness and a stress reaction and missed the entire season.[9] He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his elbow at the start of the 2014 season and did not make his return to the Padres until September 6, 2014. In four appearances for the Padres in 2014, he allowed nine runs in 11 innings. He finally picked up his first MLB win on September 24 against the Colorado Rockies.

Los Angeles Dodgers

On December 18, 2014, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers (along with Yasmani Grandal and Zach Eflin) in exchange for Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz and cash.[10] He was assigned to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers.[11]

Wieland was called up to the Dodgers on May 6, 2015, to start a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.[12] He allowed six runs in 4​23 innings and was promptly optioned back to AAA following the game.[13] He made a second start on September 9, allowing two runs in four innings.[14] In 21 starts (and one relief appearance) for Oklahoma City, he was 10–5 with a 4.59 ERA.[15] The Dodgers re-signed him to a one-year, $590,000 contract after the season to avoid salary arbitration.[16]

Seattle Mariners

On January 12, 2016, Wieland was traded to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor league infielder Erick Mejia.[17] The Mariners traded Wieland to the Atlanta Braves on September 14, and he was assigned to Triple A Gwinnett.[18]

Yokohama DeNA BayStars

On 7 November 2016, it was announced that Wieland had signed with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in the NPB for the 2017 season.[19][20]

Kia Tigers

On December 5, 2018, Wieland signed with the Kia Tigers of the KBO League.[21]

Scouting report

Wieland throws from a three quarters angle with a repeatable delivery. He throws four pitches: a two seam fastball, a four seam fastball, a curveball and a rare changeup.[22]


  1. ^ "Joe Wieland Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights". Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Center, Bill (July 31, 2011). "Padres trade Adams, Ludwick; keep Bell, Harang". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on 2011-08-01.
  3. ^ Grant, Evan (July 29, 2011). "Rangers prospect Joe Wieland tosses no-hitter for Double-A Frisco". Texas Rangers Blog. Sports Day DFW. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  4. ^ Durrett, Richard (August 1, 2011). "Padres deal Mike Adams to Rangers". Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  5. ^ Normandin, Marc (May 1, 2012). "The Future Starts Now For The Padres' Rotation". SBNation. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  6. ^ Center, Bill (April 14, 2012). "Pregame Preview: Wieland makes major league debut for Padres". U-T San Diego. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  7. ^ Acee, Kevin (May 9, 2012). "Wieland headed to DL as news just gets worse for Padres". U-T San Diego. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  8. ^ Center, Bill (July 17, 2012). "Wieland to undergo "Tommy John" surgery". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  9. ^ Sanders, Jeff (September 8, 2013). "Stress reaction behind Wieland's setbacks". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "Padres acquire OF Matt Kemp". December 18, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  11. ^ Hoornstra, J.P. (April 7, 2015). "Revealed: Opening Day roster for Triple-A Oklahoma City". LA Daily News. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  12. ^ Stephen, Eric (May 6, 2015). "Dodgers recall Joe Wieland, option Daniel Coulombe to Triple-A". SB Nation. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  13. ^ Stephen, Eric (May 7, 2014). "Dodgers recall Chris Heisey, option Joe Wieland to Triple-A Oklahoma City". SB Nation. Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  14. ^ "Joe Wieland 2015 Pitching Gamelogs". Baseball Reference.
  15. ^ "Joe Wieland Minor league statistics & History". Baseball Reference.
  16. ^ Hernandez, Dylan (December 1, 2015). "Dodgers re-sign right-hander Joe Wieland". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  17. ^ Weisman, Jon (January 12, 2016). "Dodgers trade Joe Wieland for Erick Mejia". Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  18. ^ James, Pat (September 14, 2016). "Braves add pitching depth with two trades". Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  19. ^ "DeNA 右腕ウィーランド獲得 今季3Aで14勝 (DeNA, righty Wieland signed: this season 14 wins in AAA)" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  20. ^ "ジョー・ウィーランド選手 獲得のお知らせ (Announcement regarding the signing of Joe Wieland)" (in Japanese). Yokohama DeNA Baystars. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Kia Tigers sign ex-MLB pitcher Wieland". December 5, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
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