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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL STATUS REPORT: LUKE WEAVER SP ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Pitching and the St. Louis Cardinals go hand-in-hand wouldn't you say?  While Dave Duncan surely had a lot to do with their tremendous success on that front in the recent past, the team continues to develop top-shelf talent as evidenced by the smashing debut so far of 24-year-old former 2014 first-round pick Luke Weaver.  Weaver just got done putting the finishing touches on a second straight double-digit strikeout game Tuesday night when he punched out 10 Milwaukee Brewers in just 5.2 innings while picking up the win.  Going into a juicy next start versus the San Francisco Giants, Weaver has the following numbers in his first go-round in the majors:

3-1
2.48 ERA
1.17 WHIP
11.17 K/9 rate

Incredible numbers despite a small 29-inning sample size but it speaks to the upside Weaver presents not only for the remainder of 2017 but into 2018 where he surely will be a big fantasy baseball sleeper.  Having dominated at Triple-A prior to his promotion (2.55 ERA), Weaver's has the precious mix of not walking a high number of batters while also punching them out at a very potent pace.  Ride Weaver every time out the rest of the way as this kid seems to be the real deal given the terrific natural talent.


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