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 Post subject: Jered Weaver, ace in the making
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Seriously, the guy throws 3 awesome pitches anywhere he wants. Has a nasty bulldog demeanor and pitches in a decent park in a weak division. He will sniff top ten starter status this year with a little run support.

and i know his next start is in texas and i've probably jinxed him but I AIN'T BUYING IT. He could of easily threw a shutout today against the Rays with some help from his defense and catcher which upped his pitch count early.

He must of had 8 swings and misses with his change and the command of his curve was impeccable. I also thought the strike zone today was about the size of a shoebox.

15 wins. 3.25 ERA. 220 K. 1.20 WHIP. believe it.

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 Post subject: Re: Jered Weaver, ace in the making
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:10 pm 
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Yeah, he's looking extremely solid so far.

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 Post subject: Re: Jered Weaver, ace in the making
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:05 pm 
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Everything about Weaver screams improving stud.

Fastball is MUCH improved over prior years (5.1 runs above replacement on this pitch... was a negative pitch for him in the past), curve and change are also positive pitches for him. Showing increased velocity on FB, increased usage and effectiveness on curveball, and even took a MPH off his change.

Running at a 33% clip on swings outside of the zone compared to a career average of 27%, doing a much better job of keeping the ball down and out of the air, and clearly this kid has brought out the nasty stuff this year. Strand rate is a bit high but BABIP is just below average so everything seems to check out here.

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 Post subject: Re: Jered Weaver, ace in the making
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:43 pm 
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Ace in the making? He's 27. Maybe it would be better to say, "undervalued/hidden ace." Diamond in the rough? He was fairly good last year. I would still call him a top tier pitcher, after the ace tier of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Jered Weaver, ace in the making
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:52 pm 
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He started pretty hot last year to, if I remember correctly, with the same type of hype/conversation surrounding him. Not saying it can't last, but his numbers last year could be in line with what he gets this year. Still avery good pitcher overall but I don't know if he jumps to 'that' level.

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