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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-21-1993
Height6' 2"
Weight170 lbs
Age25 years, 8 months, 4 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
0.42016
1.62017
1.12018
1.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2016 SLN MLB 9 8 36.3 1 4 0 46 12 45 7 96 11.4 3.0 1.7 11.1 37% .386 1.60 4.36 5.70 101 4.40 97.4 0.4
2017 SLN MLB 13 10 60.3 7 2 0 59 17 72 7 93 8.8 2.5 1.0 10.7 51% .335 1.26 3.19 3.88 83 3.19 67.9 1.6
2018 SLN MLB 30 25 136.3 7 11 0 150 54 121 19 93 9.9 3.6 1.3 8.0 44% .318 1.50 4.41 4.95 105 4.62 103.3 1.1
2019 ARI MLB 5 5 27.0 2 1 0 26 6 31 2 96 8.7 2.0 0.7 10.3 52% .329 1.19 2.50 3.33 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
CareerMLB5748260.0171802818926935939.73.11.29.345%.3321.423.924.64893.7883.53.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2014 PMB A+ FSL 2 2 3.3 0 1 0 11 4 3 1 102 29.7 10.8 2.7 8.1 24% .625 4.50 9.08 21.60 122 3.89 84.8
2014 CRD Rk GCL 4 4 6.0 0 0 0 4 0 9 0 6.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 0% .333 0.67 0.98 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2015 PMB A+ FSL 19 19 105.3 8 5 0 98 19 88 2 96 8.4 1.6 0.2 7.5 46% .303 1.11 2.28 1.62 83 3.36 75.2
2015 SUR Wnt AFL 7 2 19.3 2 1 0 12 4 18 3 5.6 1.9 1.4 8.4 0% .184 0.83 4.67 3.72 0 0.00 0.0
2016 SLN MLB NL 9 8 36.3 1 4 0 46 12 45 7 96 11.4 3.0 1.7 11.1 37% .386 1.60 4.36 5.70 101 4.40 97.4
2016 SFD AA TEX 12 12 77.0 6 3 0 63 10 88 4 100 7.4 1.2 0.5 10.3 40% .289 0.95 2.03 1.40 90 2.70 62.2
2016 MEM AAA PCL 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 2 2 4 0 78 3.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 38% .125 0.67 3.38 0.00 107 3.17 69.5
2017 SLN MLB NL 13 10 60.3 7 2 0 59 17 72 7 93 8.8 2.5 1.0 10.7 51% .335 1.26 3.19 3.88 83 3.19 67.9
2017 MEM AAA PCL 15 15 77.7 10 2 0 63 19 76 3 92 7.3 2.2 0.3 8.8 45% .291 1.06 3.03 2.55 88 2.60 54.7
2018 SLN MLB NL 30 25 136.3 7 11 0 150 54 121 19 93 9.9 3.6 1.3 8.0 44% .318 1.50 4.41 4.95 105 4.62 103.3
2018 MEM AAA PCL 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 7 1 83 6.8 0.0 2.3 15.8 13% .286 0.75 3.49 4.50 37 0.68 14.6
2019 ARI MLB NL 5 5 27.0 2 1 0 26 6 31 2 96 8.7 2.0 0.7 10.3 52% .329 1.19 2.50 3.33 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2016 682 0.4853 0.4531 0.7735 0.6405 0.2764 0.8302 0.6495 0.2265
2017 1048 0.5115 0.4599 0.7656 0.6549 0.2559 0.8205 0.6183 0.2344
2018 2385 0.5103 0.4591 0.7744 0.6352 0.2757 0.8357 0.6273 0.2256
2019 460 0.4630 0.4652 0.7477 0.6573 0.2996 0.8214 0.6081 0.2523
Career45750.50210.45900.76960.64270.27370.83000.62660.2304

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 ARI $581,300
2018 SLN $550,800
2017 SLN $
2016 SLN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$550,800
2019Current$581,300
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,132,100
2 yrTotal$1,132,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 112 d1 year/$581,300 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$581,300 (2019). Re-signed by Arizona 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.5508M (2018). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/18. Acquired by Arizona in trade from St. Louis 12/5/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by St. Louis 8/13/16.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2014 (1-27) (Florida State). $1.843M signing bonus (slot amount).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 6.3 5.2 0 19 19 111.9 90 31 113 11 .269 1.08 2.74 3.1 20.2 2.2
80o 6.2 5.5 0 19 19 105.9 91 31 107 11 .281 1.15 3.06 3.45 16.6 1.8
70o 6 5.7 0 19 19 101.8 91 31 102 11 .290 1.20 3.28 3.7 14.1 1.5
60o 5.9 5.9 0 19 19 98.2 91 31 99 11 .297 1.24 3.48 3.92 11.9 1.3
50o 5.8 6.1 0 19 19 95.0 91 31 96 11 .304 1.28 3.67 4.13 9.8 1.1
40o 5.7 6.3 0 19 19 91.8 91 31 92 11 .311 1.32 3.86 4.34 7.7 0.8
30o 5.5 6.5 0 19 19 88.4 91 31 89 11 .319 1.37 4.07 4.57 5.4 0.6
20o 5.4 6.8 0 19 19 84.6 90 31 85 11 .327 1.43 4.30 4.84 2.6 0.3
10o 5.2 7.2 0 19 19 79.3 89 30 80 11 .339 1.51 4.64 5.22 -1.2 -0.1
Weighted Mean5.86.10191994.890319511.3031.273.654.1110.01.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-04-19 18:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Charlie Blackmon's slow start? Could you give some starters and first basemen that you target to receive in a trade for him? Thanks!
(Matt from MSP)
Blackmon's decline began last season so it might be tough to get value in return from other perceptive fantasy owners. That makes it tricky in that you have to try to get a good player while not making it appear you're selling low. I think Josh Bell has some more upside so he might be a target. Ji-Man Choi is another option. On the pitching side, It is getting late to jump on the Luke Weaver train, but there should still be time. I like Pablo Lopez' upside as well. (Scott Delp)
2019-04-19 18:00:00 (link to chat)Lot of stud SPs hurt or sucking... give me three to target a buy low on!
(Harold from Boston )
Jack Flaherty, Luke Weaver and Pablo Lopez (Scott Delp)
2018-06-20 19:00:00 (link to chat)who are your best buy low hitters and pitchers ROS?
(Frank from Brooklyn)
Manuel Margot, Gary Sanchez and Brian Dozier for hitters. Jon Gray, Luke Weaver and Yu Darvish on the pitching side. (Mike Gianella)
2017-10-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Luke Weaver a future ace ala Wainwright?
(The Old professor from New york)
In general, it's really, really hard to predict aces. Luke Weaver doesn't seem like he'll get particularly close, considering his stuff and minor league resume (don't let this season fool you). A #3/#4 pitcher is more likely, and knowing the Cardinals, he might surpass that. Pitchers have had far more lucrative careers from less. (Brett Cowett)
2017-08-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Stephen Gonsalves and Jack Flaherty continue to tear it up in the minors. Do you see either receiving a September call up and making an impact at the major league level?
(Tap Dancer from There)
Gonsalves just got to Rochester, so I wouldn't expect his call up to be imminent unless he continues to dominate. It looks like he's well below his innings output from last season, so if they keep hanging around the WC race, he could be an interesting option.

I'd be more surprised if Flaherty gets a call this year, with their rotation looking a little more crowded and Luke Weaver likely being the next in line at the Triple-A level. (Mark Barry)
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to give up on two of these SP in a dynasty league full keeper who would it be, Vargas, Musgrove, Clevinger, Daniel Norris, Luke Weaver, Patrick Corbin or Blake Snell?
(MatternK from Point Mugu)
When you say "give up on" do you mean trade or release? Vargas and Clevinger both appear to be pitching above their talent level and peripherals, so if you can trade them they seem like good picks. If it's straight up "abandon in a roster crunch" I think I'd drop Corbin and then one of either Musgrove or Clevinger. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-03-30 20:00:00 (link to chat)Luke Weaver settle in as a #3 eventually?
(Sean99 from Chicago)
That's the best case scenario. A lot has to go right for him to get there. (Scooter Hotz)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Drop one: Luke Weaver, Jose Berrios, or Reynaldo Lopez.
(Ian from Canada)
Weaver. (George Bissell)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you anticipate is the actual upside of Luke Weaver?
(Viktor from MD)
I'm kinda out on Weaver. He's always been a divisive profile, but I just think the stuff's too hittable. Maybe like a somewhat frustrating 3/4. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Saw debate on a site about Jack Flaherty vs Luke Weaver. Said Weaver better short-term, but Flaherty higher ceiling and more likely to be starter long-term. thoughts??
(Donald T from the Towers)
Yeah, I can co-sign that. They are close enough for all that to be well within the fudge factor though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Luke Weaver? Future 3 or better? You'd hardly tell he missed two months with the way he's dominating AA over the past month. Have to love the low walks and strong K totals.
(Tom from MO)
Another popular name in the queue and although I haven't seen him since his amateur days he seems to have added a cutter. That will be an important pitch for him because his breaking ball is below average and he will need it to keep hitters honest. The fastball/change combination is above average but he must have a third pitch to continue to succeed. (James Fisher)
2016-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can Luke Weaver hold up as starter? He's listed at 6'2, but just 170 pounds. Appears to be as scrawny as the ht-wt suggests. Does he have the frame that will support lots of innings at the major lg level?
(Mike from Springfield)
He's listed correctly. While that profile does give me pause, the arm action is clean and his injury wasn't arm related so I wouldn't be too concerned. (James Fisher)
2015-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Doesn't seem like there's a prospect with a bigger difference in evaluations than Luke Weaver. I've seen middle relievers and number 2's. What do you think?
(Ben from Texas)
Well he certainly isn't a middle reliever, in my humble estimation anyway. I think he's a solid mid-rotation starter when all is said and done. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would you say is the ETA and upside of Luke Weaver? Thanks!
(Steve from St. Louis)
He could be in the majors by next season, though the Cardinals organizational pitching depth will probably prevent that. He's probably a high 4 starter, perhaps a solid 3 if the breaking ball takes a step forward. I like him a lot though and he's quite refined. He could move quickly. Another hit for the Cardinals front office. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank Palm Beach arms Luke Weaver, Alex Reyes, and Rob Kaminsky in terms of stuff and ceiling. Most intriguing position player at Palm Beach?
(Derek from Palm Beach (Florida))
Reyes..............Weaver....Kaminsky. The gap is notable between Reyes and the other two, and that's testament to him not a knock on the other guys. All three are quote good, Kaminsky's ceiling is the lowest, but he knows how to pitch with what he has. Weaver has a little bit better stuff and knows how to use it as well. Reyes is a stud though. He just needs to learn how to use it. (Jeff Moore)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did you see Luke Weaver pitch at FSU? And what indicators would you be looking for once he starts throwing at Palm Beach? Thanks!
(dohogne from AZ)
I did not, but he's in Palm Beach now, so hopefully I'll catch him before the end of the year. At this point, I want to see if his velocity holds up at the end of a long year compared to where it was in college. That's the big test for a guy who's going to be a starter. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank these SP from 2014 MLB Draft for the biggest upside: Luke Weaver, Erick Fedde, Sean Newcomb, Grant Holmes, Brandon Finnegan, Luis Ortiz,
(Silverback38 from VA)
Are these real people? Sorry, I don't do draft stuff. Not enough bandwidth to do majors, minors, AND amateur (Paul Sporer)


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