OUTJered Weaver
SP LAA
2 months ago

Weaver (back) will not start Sunday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander was holding out hope that he could start the season finale but Weaver said Saturday that his back "is not responding as much as it did before." A replacement was not immediately named but Ricky Nolasco would be an option on normal rest. While Weaver's tenure with the Angels is likely over, he said he is not retiring.

OUTJered Weaver
SP LAA
2 months ago

Weaver (back) is still considered questionable for Sunday's start, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Back tightness forced Weaver off the mound Monday after 71 pitches. While he said immediately following that game that he expected to start the season finale, Weaver seemed a little less certain Friday, saying his status hinged on how he felt coming out of his bullpen session. Jhoulys Chacin is considered the top candidate to fill in should Weaver get scratched.

OUTJered Weaver
SP LAA
2 months ago

Weaver exited Monday's start after five innings with tightness in his lower back.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver only tossed 71 pitches and left the game with a 1-0 lead. At this time the Angels haven't divulged whether or not Weaver will be able to make his last projected start of the season.

OUTJered Weaver
SP LAA
2 months ago

Weaver (12-12) was the winning pitcher in Wednesday's 5-4 victory over Texas, surrendering four runs on six hits while walking two and striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels offense picked up the veteran right-hander in his 30th start of the season, making up for their starting pitcher's last outing, a quality start against the Blue Jays, when he pitched six innings of two-run ball. While Weaver's peripherals are eerily consistent with last season's campaign, albeit a slight statistical regression in 2016, the former Cy Young runner-up has collected five more wins for the club while sporting a 5.20 ERA.

OUTJered Weaver
SP LAA
2 months ago

Weaver allowed four runs on six hits over six innings en route to picking up his 12th win of the season Wednesday against the Rangers. He struck out six and walked two in the contest.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver allowed a home run for the ninth consecutive start, but the veteran has thrown the ball well in his last three outings, surrendering eight runs and striking out 18 batters over 18.2 innings. Weaver's below average strikeout rate, 35 percent hard contact rate and penchant for allowing home runs makes it difficult to trust him on a regular basis, but he could suffice as a desperation play for teams scouring the wire during championship week.

OUTJered Weaver
SP LAA
3 months ago

Weaver fell to 11-12 after allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in six innings during Friday's 5-0 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver delivered his second straight quality start and third in his last four outings, but didn't get any run support. Both of the runs he allowed scored on Troy Tulowitzki's homer, which marked the eighth straight start where Weaver's been taken deep. His 36 home runs allowed lead the American League, while his 202 hits allowed are most in the MLB. The 33-year-old has been pitching better lately, however, compiling a 3.77 ERA over his last five starts. He'll look to carry that momentum into Wednesday's challenging road date with the Rangers.

OUTJered Weaver
SP LAA
3 months ago

Weaver evened his record at 11-11 after allowing two runs on four hits -- including two home runs -- and two walks with eight strikeouts over 6.2 innings in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver turned in one of his best starts of the year, striking out a season-high eight batters and throwing 67 of his 100 offerings for strikes. He was fortunate nobody was on base for either home run, however. His extreme fly ball tendencies have really hurt him this year, as he's allowed a career-high 35 home runs, including 12 over his last seven starts. A career-worst 13.4 HR/FB ratio may be indicative of some bad luck, but diminished velocity has also made his pitches easier to square up. He'll look to keep the ball in the yard Saturday against a power-laden Blue Jays lineup.

OUTJered Weaver
SP LAA
3 months ago

Weaver served up five runs on four hits and three walks over four innings in a no-decision Monday against Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver had been strong over his past two starts, with nine strikeouts and just three runs allowed over 12 innings in outings against the Jays and Reds. Unfortunately, with his 82.8 mph average fastball, such success has been short lived whenever he has managed to find it this season. His career-worst ERA is now up to 5.37.

OUTJered Weaver
SP LAA
3 months ago

Weaver (10-11) allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out five over 6.1 innings in a win Tuesday over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Somehow, Weaver continues to find ways to win despite a fastball that tops out in the mid-80s. His five strikeouts Tuesday is his best mark since he struck out five July 6 against the Rays. Still, Weaver has given up a ridiculous 187 hits and 32 home runs in just 150.1 innings. Cincinnati's lineup is one of baseball's weakest right now, and Weaver shouldn't be expected to repeat this performance against a superior team.

OUTJered Weaver
SP LAA
3 months ago

Weaver pitched 5.2 innings, allowing two runs (one earned), five hits and three walks while striking out four Blue Jays in Thursday's win.

EDGE Analysis

Entering the game, Weaver was 0-3 with a 7.29 ERA through four starts this month, but he somehow mustered a strong performance to down the potent Blue Jays lineup. The veteran's five hits allowed were the fewest he's given up since June 19, and the third fewest Weaver's allowed in any of his 25 starts this season. Despite the impressive performance, the 33-year-old continues to be hit-or-miss when it comes to his fantasy production, making him a poor option in most formats.