|San Diego Padres – No. 43|
January 21, 1990 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|April 14, 2012 for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2012 season)
|Earned run average||4.55|
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. He committed to playing college baseball at San Diego State.
Draft and Minors
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. 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. Wieland had a 1.23 ERA in 7 starts for the RoughRiders.
On July 31, 2011, Wieland and Robbie Erlin were traded to the San Diego Padres for Mike Adams. 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.
San Diego Padres
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. He made his Major League debut on April 14, 2012, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wieland made 5 starts for the Padres and posted a 4.55 ERA before he went to the disabled list in May with shoulder tightness. He underwent a season-ending Tommy John surgery on July 27, 2012.
Wieland began the 2013 season on the 60-day disabled list as he was still recovering from the Tommy John surgery. He began a throwing program at around mid-season but he suffered a number of setbacks due to soreness and a stress reaction. Wieland saw limited action in the Arizona Fall League and is expected to compete for a starting spot in 2014.
Wieland throws from a three quarters angle with a repeatable delivery, Wieland throws four pitches: a two seam and four seam fastball, a curveball and a rare changeup.
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- Center, Bill (July 17, 2012). "Wieland to undergo "Tommy John" surgery". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
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- Cahill, Teddy (November 14, 2013). "Wieland, Peoria close season strong vs. Surprise". MLB.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- Bloom, Barry (November 12, 2013). "Wieland, Luebke appear to be in mix for starting spots". MLB.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)