24-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Say what you will about a "soft" schedule for Weaver; he was excellent in 2017. The right-hander posted a 2.05 ERA over his first 11 starts, and while a couple of poor performances at the end of the y...
Luke Weaver Contract Information:
Signed a $1.843 million contract with the Cardinals in June of 2014.
Weaver (3-4) was handed the loss Tuesday against the Royals, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight over seven innings.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Luke Weaver||3-Year Averages||11||9||0||48.3||52||24||7||58||14||4||3||0||0||0||4.47||1.37|
|Career (View All)||32||28||0||151.0||155||75||19||167||47||11||10||0||–||–||4.47||1.34|
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched: Avg. 6.3 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.3 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.4 IP/G
Luke Weaver Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|Next 7 Days||0||1||5.4||10.02||2.53||3.96||0.89||–||75.6%||–||3.47||3.10||.343|
|Rest Of Season||0||20||108.6||9.31||2.49||3.75||0.84||–||75.9%||–||3.39||3.18||.334|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Luke Weaver||3-Year Averages||11||9||48.3||10.80||2.61||4.14||1.30||–||71.2%||–||4.47||3.55||.365|
Luke Weaver Defensive Stats
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2018 Stat Review for Luke Weaver As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)
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St. Louis Cardinals Roster
MajorsBader, Harrison (OF)
AAAEllis, Chris (P)
AAArozarena, Randy (OF)
A+Bean, Steve (C)
ACarlson, Dylan (1B)
RookieCedeno, Leandro (1B)
Luke Weaver: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Weaver got his first taste of the majors at the latter end of the 2016 season. He pieced together a few rough outings and ended the year with a 5.70 ERA and 1.60 WHIP that was built over nine games (36.1 innings). Lefties were particularly tough for Weaver and they went 23-for-69 (.377) against the 23-year-old. Fortunately for the club, he showed signs of promise and produced a 27 percent strikeout rate in that time. Weaver has shown he's a capable starter in the minors, as he dominated his 12 starts at Double-A Springfield in 2016. Heading into 2017, the Cardinals may have Weaver compete for a spot at the back of their rotation, or could opt to use him from the bullpen as they did at the end of 2016. However, the most likely course of action will be to send him to Triple-A Memphis, where he's only appeared in one game to this point, to keep developing his breaking pitches until he's deemed MLB-ready.
Weaver appears to be a third pitch away from being a No. 3 starter, thanks to a low-90s fastball and a filthy changeup that will work as an out pitch at the highest level. That combination was enough for him to breeze through the pitcher-friendly Florida State League with a 1.62 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 88 strikeouts in 105.1 innings. Those numbers rightfully put him squarely on the radar of dynasty league owners, but most reports suggest his curveball lags way behind the rest of his arsenal. Without that third pitch, there is not much to see here, so Weaver should still be seen as a work in progress. Fortunately he is in a competent organization, and at least two years away from the big leagues, so it is OK that he is not a finished product. He will head to Double-A Springfield in 2016, where it should become fairly obvious if he has improved his breaking ball.
The 27th overall selection out of Florida State in the 2014 amateur draft, Weaver is expected to work his way through the Cardinals' system rather quickly and could be competing for a roster spot as soon as 2016. Weaver was only able to log 9.1 professional innings with the club's rookie and High-A affiliates, getting six starts and striking out 12. Expect Weaver to start 2015 in either Low-A or High-A for the Cardinals, possibly finishing the season in Double-A if he pitches well. Weaver has drawn praise as one of the lowest risk pitchers drafted. Fantasy owners still shouldn't expect anything on the MLB level until 2016, with 2017 being the most likely scenario.