22-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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 ...
Luke Weaver Contract Information:
Signed a $1.843 million contract with the Cardinals in June of 2014.
Weaver (wrist) has allowed one run on 12 hits and two walks while striking out 19 in 12.1 innings (two starts) since coming off the DL at Double-A Springfield earlier this month.
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St. Louis Cardinals Roster
MajorsAdams, Matt (1B)
AAAAnna, Dean (SS)
AABader, Harrison (OF)
A+Bard, Daniel (P)
AAlcantara, Sandy (P)
RookieCarlson, Dylan (1B)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.