Jered Weaver SP LAA 4 days ago

Weaver (3-0) allowed four runs on nine hits and two walks over six innings in a win Tuesday over the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Weaver was significantly helped by his offense, which poured on eight runs against Edinson Volquez in the first five innings. Weaver induced just six swinging strikes and needed eight fly balls to get through his six innings. Weaver's fastball averaged 84.4 MPH and topped out at 86.1 MPH according to Brooks Baseball. He owns a 3.86 ERA, but how long can he cheat Father Time?

Jered Weaver SP LAA 1 week ago

Weaver (2-0) stifled the White Sox over seven innings Thursday, allowing just three hits, two walks and one run in a 3-2 victory.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He struck out only two, but fantasy owners know better than to expect whiffs from Weaver at this point in his career. He's turned in two quality starts in thee outings, but has also given up a homer in each of his starts -- not a good omen for a guy who had serious problems with the long ball last year. Weaver's 3.12 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the young season may look relatively appetizing, but it's hard to imagine the 33-year-old undergoing a career renaissance. He's got a 5.70 FIP and a fastball that's now not even averaging 82 miles per hour.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 2 weeks ago

Weaver didn't factor into the decision in a 6-4 loss to the Twins Saturday, surrendering eight hits, four earned runs and two walks over 4.1 innings. He also struck out a batter.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran turned in an atypical poor performance against the Twins, which he had dominated to the tune of a 9-2 record over the course of his career. He allowed two runs in the opening frame, and then surrendered a solo homer to Trevor Plouffe in the third and a game-tying double to him in the fifth. The 33-year-old had been much sharper in his first start of the season last Sunday versus the Rangers, and will try to rebound from Saturday's struggles next Thursday versus the White Sox in Chicago.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 3 weeks ago

Weaver (1-0) allowed one run on six hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings, and earned the win Sunday against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After dealing with a spring training neck injury, Weaver opened the season with an outstanding performance, and the only run he allowed was on a homer to rookie Nomar Mazara. The veteran comes into this season after having his ERA significantly rise in each of his previous four seasons, but he'll look to build off of his excellent outing. He'll make his next start Saturday at the Twins.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 4 weeks ago

Weaver (neck) will start either Sunday or next Monday, provided he makes it through a four-inning simulated game Tuesday without any setbacks, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is his final test before the Angels slot him into the rotation after what was a very rocky spring. Tuesday's simulated game will be his second consecutive controlled outing, and third in his last four while he works his way back from a next issue. If everything goes according to plan, he will either pitch Sunday against the Rangers or Monday against the A's, with Andrew Heaney taking the mound on the other day.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 4 weeks ago

Weaver will make his first scheduled start this season after recovering from a neck injury, Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Weaver's spring was temporarily derailed after he was diagnosed with mild degenerative changes in his cervical spine, but he always expected to be ready to start the regular season. While this may be good news for the Angels, Weaver and his ever-dissapearing fastball didn't give prospective owners much to be hopeful for, as he was tagged with five home runs in just 9.2 innings during Cactus League play. If he can stay healthy, Weaver may have value in deeper leagues as an innings eater, but he has some work to do before he can be considered relevant in mixed leagues. He is scheduled to start against the Rangers on Thursday.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 1 month ago

Weaver (neck) has locked up a spot in the Angels' rotation, although he could still require a brief stay on the DL to start the season, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Weaver will start Wednesday's minor league game, and if that goes well, he could slot in as the Angels' second starter in their first series against the Cubs. In his last outing he needed just 27 pitches to get through five innings, as 25 of those pitches went for strikes, and two left the yard. He has now given up five home runs over his last 51 pitches, which speaks to just how hittable he is with a low 80s fastball. Weaver may not be long for the rotation if he struggles as expected and C.J. Wilson and Tyler Skaggs get healthy. Monitor his status following Wednesday's start to see if he will indeed open the year on the DL, although that could only cost him one start.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 1 month ago

Weaver (neck) will throw five innings or 75 pitches against the A's on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Weaver has maintained over the last few weeks that he will be ready for the start of the season after being diagnosed with degenerative changes in his cervical spine. It will be his first outing against major league hitters in more than two weeks. If Weaver is unable to begin the year with the big club, Matt Shoemaker and Nick Tropeano would likely fill out the rotation until he is ready to go.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 1 month ago

Weaver (neck) allowed three runs over what amounted to four innings of work Sunday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Weaver didn't complete his final inning before reaching his pitch count, but said he felt good after the outing, and is still hopeful to be ready when the season begins. Weaver hit 83 MPH once in the contest, with the average fastball velocity ranging from 78-81 MPH. It is often wise not to take spring results too seriously, but the fact that Weaver was hit around by a Class-A club doesn't do much to inspire confidence that he is close to finding his form.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 1 month ago

Weaver's scheduled start for Saturday in the Cactus League has been scratched in favor of an exhibition game Sunday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is another setback in the road back for Weaver, who was diagnosed with mild degenerative changes in his cervical spine on Monday. Weaver could be facing a lengthy DL stint to open the season and it's unclear as to how effective he will be upon his return.