22-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Walker Weickel in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Weickel, 19, has a 4.67 ERA and 54:28 K:BB ratio through 71.1 innings for Low-A Fort Wayne.
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San Diego Padres Roster
MajorsAmarista, Alexi (SS)
AAAAsuaje, Carlos (2B)
AABousfield, Auston (OF)
A+Arias, Martires (P)
AAllen, Logan (P)
RookieAllen, Austin (C)
Walker Weickel: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Walker Weickel.
Weickel scuffled in his return to Low-A Fort Wayne in 2014, as his strikeout rate tumbled from 6.7 K/9 to 4.8 K/9 and his walk rate jumped from 2.6 BB/9 to 4.2 BB/9. He struggled with consistency, but still flashed plenty of velocity -- including a 94 mph fastball -- during his time in the Midwest League. After 15 starts, he was demoted, making the move to short-season Eugene where the results were only marginally better. At 6-foot-6, Weickel can challenge hitters with his ability to throw on a steep downhill plane, and he offers a four-pitch arsenal that includes a four-seam fastball, two-seamer, curveball, and changeup. A supplemental first-round pick out of high school in 2012, Weickel still has plenty of time to get on track, but his stock took a considerable hit in 2014. He'll likely try to get back on track in the Midwest League to begin the season, where improved control could go a long way toward helping him finish the year with his first taste of High-A.