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2018 VEB Projections Results: Luke Weaver

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Checking out how the team’s youngest rotation member is projected for his first full season in the Majors

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Today, the VEB Community Projections for Luke Weaver are released.

Weaver dazzled at Triple-A Memphis last year, going 10-2 with a 2.55 ERA across 15 starts for the Redbirds. This eventually led to Weaver getting a big-league rotation gig, and he did not disappoint.

In 13 games (10 starts) for St. Louis in 2017, Weaver was 7-2 with a 3.88 ERA and 3.17 FIP over 60 1⁄3 innings. While limiting opponents to a .254 batting average with seven homers, Weaver maintained 10.79 K/9 and 2.54 BB/9 rates.

Weaver seems poised to be an integral part of the Cardinals’ rotation for the 2018 season. Entering his age 24 season, the 2014 first-rounder Weaver will begin the year in the Majors for the first time.

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The projections, including ZiPS and Steamer, as well:

Projections

Luke Weaver Starts Innings Pitched K/9 BB/9 Saves ERA FIP WAR
Luke Weaver Starts Innings Pitched K/9 BB/9 Saves ERA FIP WAR
VEB 27 174 9.2 3.84 0 3.43 3.12 3.2
ZiPS 26 133.2 8.15 2.29 0 3.77 3.73 2.6
Steamer 26 145 8.98 2.64 0 3.82 3.85 2.6

Thank you to all participants!