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Luke Weaver

24-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2018 Stats

W-L

5-8

ERA

4.72

WHIP

1.32

K

96

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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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...

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2018 ADP:  108.35

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 170   DOB: 8/21/1993   BORN: DeLand, FL   COLLEGE: Florida State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Luke Weaver Contract Information:

Signed a $1.843 million contract with the Cardinals in June of 2014.

July 18, 2018  –  Luke Weaver News

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Weaver is slated to be called back up from Triple-A Memphis and start one of the games in Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Luke Weaver Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2014 20 A+ PAL 2 2 0 3.1 11 8 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 21.60 4.84
2014 20 R GUL 4 4 0 6.0 4 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2015 21 A+ PAL 19 19 0 105.1 98 19 2 88 19 8 5 0 0 0 1.62 1.11
2016 22 AA SPR 1 12 0 77.0 63 12 4 88 10 6 3 0 0 0 1.40 0.95
2016 22 AAA MEM 1 1 0 6.0 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2016 22 MAJ STL 9 8 0 36.3 46 23 7 45 12 1 4 0 0 0 5.70 1.60
2017 23 AAA MEM 15 15 0 77.2 63 22 3 76 19 10 2 0 0 0 2.55 1.06
2017 23 MAJ STL 13 10 0 60.3 59 26 7 72 17 7 2 0 0 0 3.88 1.26
2018 24 AAA MEM 1 1 0 4.0 3 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 0.75
2018 24 MAJ STL 19 19 0 103.0 100 54 13 96 36 5 8 0 0 0 4.72 1.32
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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)     41 37 0 199.7 205 103 27 213 65 13 14 0 4.64 1.35

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Luke Weaver Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 11 @CWS 6.0 3 1 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.72 1.32
Jul. 5 @SF 8.0 2 2 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.92 1.35
Jun. 30 Atl 4.7 10 8 8 2 2 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.16 1.45
Jun. 24 @Mil 5.7 5 2 2 1 2 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.59 1.39
Jun. 19 @Phi 5.0 6 4 4 2 4 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.69 1.40
Jun. 13 SD 5.3 9 4 4 0 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.52 1.36
Jun. 8 @Cin 5.0 7 4 4 0 5 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.35 1.32
Jun. 2 Pit 5.0 4 1 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.41 1.25
May. 28 @Mil 4.0 4 4 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.32 1.27
May. 22 KC 7.0 7 3 3 2 1 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.31 1.25
May. 17 Phi 7.0 4 1 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.37 1.27
May. 11 @SD 5.0 4 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.91 1.36
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
18.7 15 11 11 3 4 19 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 5.30 1.02
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
34.7 35 21 21 6 11 36 1 0 0 2-3 0 0 0 5.45 1.33
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
67.7 65 34 32 11 21 64 1 1 0 3-6 0 0 0 4.26 1.27
Luke Weaver Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Jul. 16 Iowa 4.0 3 2 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 0.75
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
4.0 3 2 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 0-0 0 4.50 0.75
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
4.0 3 2 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 0-0 0 4.50 0.75
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
4.0 3 2 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 0-0 0 4.50 0.75

Luke Weaver Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018227442157619.282
201711031821302.210
20166918623403.377

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018214521543624.223
201714241938805.288
20169827623404.264

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201844.0040401375.321.32
201734.3320371044.721.34
201612.710016424.971.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201859.0540562364.271.32
201726.040035732.771.15
201623.704029856.081.82
Luke Weaver vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Luke Weaver Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2014 20 A+ PAL 2 2 3.1 8.71 11.61 0.75 2.90 50% 21.60 9.33 .635
2014 20 R GUL 4 4 6.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.70 .336
2015 21 A+ PAL 19 19 105.1 7.54 1.63 4.63 0.17 85.2% 1.62 2.32 .315
2016 22 AA SPR 1 12 77.0 10.29 1.17 8.80 0.47 88.4% 1.40 2.06 .314
2016 22 AAA MEM 1 1 6.0 6.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.87 .134
2016 22 MAJ STL 9 8 36.3 11.15 2.97 3.75 1.73 1.27 68.6% 91.9 MPH 5.70 4.38 .404
2017 23 AAA MEM 15 15 77.2 8.86 2.22 4.00 0.35 75.9% 2.55 2.51 .297
2017 23 MAJ STL 13 10 60.3 10.74 2.54 4.24 1.04 2.16 72.5% 93.2 MPH 3.88 3.22 .346
2018 24 AAA MEM 1 1 4.0 15.75 0.00 0.00 2.25 50% 4.50 2.95 .318
2018 24 MAJ STL 19 19 103.0 8.39 3.15 2.67 1.14 1.14 66.7% 93.8 MPH 4.72 4.08 .309
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.4 8.55 3.92 2.18 1.39 70.2% 4.90 4.62 .318
Rest Of Season     0 11 59.9 8.43 3.45 2.44 1.20 70.3% 4.62 4.21 .322
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3-Year Averages     11 9 48.3 10.80 2.61 4.14 1.30 71.2% 4.47 3.55 .365
Career     41 37 199.7 9.60 2.93 3.28 1.22 68.7% 4.64 3.83 .337

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Luke Weaver Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 60.3 4 - 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
2018 103 -2 - -1 0 -1 0 -1 0 1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Luke Weaver    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.67 K/BB
WEAK
8.39 K/9
GOOD
3.15 BB/9
WEAK
93.8 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.1 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.14 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.72 ERA
POOR
1.32 WHIP
WEAK
4.08 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.309 BABIP
HIGH
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Luke Weaver: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Weaver was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Friday.

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Weaver (5-8) allowed just one run on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts through six innings but still took the loss Wednesday against the White Sox.

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Weaver (5-7) allowed two earned runs on two hits and no walks while striking out seven across eight innings to earn the win Thursday against the Giants.

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that Weaver would make his next scheduled turn through the rotation Thursday against the Giants, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Weaver (4-7) took the loss against the Braves on Saturday, giving up eight runs on 10 hits -- including two home runs -- and two walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out five.

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Weaver (4-6) threw 5.2 innings Sunday, yielding two runs on five hits and two walks in a 8-2 win over the Brewers. He struck out nine batters and allowed a home run.

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Weaver did not factor in the decision during Tuesday's win over the Phillies, giving up four runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out four and issued four walks.

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Weaver (3-6) allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a loss Wednesday against the Padres.

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Weaver didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 7-6 extra-inning win over the Reds, allowing four runs on seven hits and five walks over five innings while striking out three.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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.

2016

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.

2015

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.