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24 Luke Weaver SP

Arizona Diamondbacks

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
57%34%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
64.14302.946914
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018STL7114.9530250000136.1150837519354121
2019ARI432.941312000064.1552221631469

Player Updates

March 10, 2020 12:24 PM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Team monitoring workload
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said the team will be "cognizant" of Weaver's workload early in the season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Weaver was limited to 64.1 innings in the majors last season due to forearm tightness and has never logged more than 140.1 in any season during his professional career. "We want to see his career thrive, not just his 2020 thrive," Hazen said. "So we're going to be mindful of it." That means Weaver's pitch counts could be restricted early in the season, and Hazen mentioned inserting a sixth starter as well as building in extra rest. The general manager added that the club has no plans to shut Weaver down due to an artificial innings limit.

March 4, 2020 06:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Unable to go two innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out three over 1.1 innings in Tuesday's spring game against the Royals.

Weaver labored through a 31-pitch first inning and was then pulled after striking out the first batter of the second inning. He finished with just 38 pitches, five more than his spring debut, during which he lasted just two-thirds of an inning. That's two rough first innings in a row for the right-hander, who reported to camp healthy after missing four months in 2018 due to a forearm strain. He's allowed six runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five over two spring innings.

February 27, 2020 11:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Lit up in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver allowed four runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two over two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday's spring game against Oakland.

Weaver, who missed nearly four months in 2019 with a forearm strain, made his spring debut Wednesday. Both he and manager Torey Lovullo accentuated the positive despite the results. "The ball was coming out good; I think I saw some good velocity numbers out of the fastball," Weaver, who topped out in the mid-90s, told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Repblic. "Threw some good cutters. Threw some good changeups. Some swing and miss for some strikeouts against a couple of really good hitters." The right-hander's command was not pinpoint, but he got his normal workload in, throwing 33 pitches before departing. Ugly spring outings happen; the process is more important than results in February.

February 12, 2020 12:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Enjoys setback-free offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver said Wednesday that he isn't concerned about the health of his throwing arm entering spring training after facing no restrictions during his offseason workouts, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

With a 3.03 ERA and 21.3 K-BB% through his first 11 starts of 2019, Weaver was on his way to a stellar first season in Arizona before he was shut down for nearly four months while dealing with a forearm strain. While Weaver was able to make it back in September for a brief two-inning appearance, it's equally encouraging that he steered clear of any further setbacks during his offseason throwing sessions. Weaver noted Wednesday that he believes he's made some mechanical tweaks over the winter that will make him less susceptible to additional arm-related injuries, so he looks like he can be targeted in fantasy drafts with few reservations.

September 25, 2019 11:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Shut down but healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver is healthy but was shut down for the season Wednesday, Jack Magruder of the Associated Press reports.

Weaver returned from a lengthy absence due to an elbow injury to make just one two-inning appearance Saturday. There's time for him to pitch again, and he's reportedly healthy enough to do so, but the Diamondbacks have little reason to push him with the playoffs out of reach. Another healthy appearance could have helped fantasy owners assess Weaver's status heading into next season, but he'll instead enter the offseason as something of a mystery. His 2.94 ERA, 26.5 percent strikeout rate and 5.4 percent walk rate all represent significant steps forward from last season, but that came over a small, 12-start sample.

September 22, 2019 08:28 AM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Sharp in brief outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver retired all six batters faced and struck out one over two innings as the opener in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Padres.

Weaver made a successful nut brief return from an elbow injury that sidelined him since late May. The right-hander needed just 19 pitches (13 strikes) to dispatch the Padres' top six hitters and averaged 95 mph on his fastball. "He can check the box that he got back on the mound and was healthy for the last month of the season," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. "I think it'll get him ready for a healthy 2020." Lovullo said the club has not yet determined if Weaver will pitch again in the final week of the season.

September 21, 2019 05:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Activated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list ahead of his start Saturday against the Padres.

Weaver is set to return to a big-league mound for the first time since late May after taking a conservative approach to his treatment and rehab. He recently threw two innings and 28 pitches in a California League playoff game and manager Torey Lovullo said Weaver's innings/pitch count are likely to be about the same in his return to the majors, per Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic. Weaver was in the midst of a bounce-back campaign before going down, posting a 3.03 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in his first 11 starts.

September 21, 2019 11:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) will start Saturday's game against the Padres, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Weaver has been shut down with an elbow strain since the end of May, but after making his final rehab start a week ago, he'll take the mound for the big-league club Saturday. He owns a 3.03 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with a 68:14 K:BB over 62.1 innings this season in the big leagues. The right-hander will likely be limited to around 30 pitches in the outing, so he'll essentially function as a glorified opener rather than a traditional starter.

September 17, 2019 07:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Nearing activation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and could return from the 60-day injured list within the next few days, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

Weaver looked sharp in his last rehab start Friday for High-A Visalia, and following a successful bullpen Tuesday, Arizona believes he's ready for major-league action. The Diamondbacks could reinstate the right-hander from the IL later this week.

September 14, 2019 07:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Makes rehab start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) allowed one hit and struck out one over two scoreless innings for High-A Visalia on Friday.

Weaver threw 28 pitches (19 strikes) for the Rawhide, who took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series against Lake Elsinore. For Weaver, this is the last chance to pitch in a competitive game environment before rejoining the Diamondbacks roster.

September 10, 2019 09:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Should return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday and there is a "strong chance" he is able to return before the end of the season, according to general manager Torey Lovullo, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.

Depending how he feels after Tuesday's session, the next step could be a simulated game or an appearance for a minor-league affiliate in a postseason game. Lovullo prefaced his comments by saying he is going to remain as optimistic as possible, but he noted that the ball has been coming out of Weaver's hand very well.

September 7, 2019 07:28 AM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Throws another simulation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) threw his second simulated game of the week Friday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Weaver threw 30 pitches over two innings and will make at least one more appearance -- either in simulation or the minors -- before coming off the injured list. Weaver has been on the shelf since late May, but with Arizona hunting for the playoffs, all hands (and arms) are being prepared. "If it were a September where we're out of it, maybe we see what it looks like here," manager Torey Lovullo said. "Everything that we're doing right now matters."

September 3, 2019 02:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Completes simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) completed a 21-pitch simulated game without issues Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

Weaver is working his way back from an elbow strain, which has kept him out of action since late May. It's not clear exactly when he's expected to return, but he appears to be trending in the right direction and has a good chance to be back before the end of the season, likely as a reliever or as an opener/piggyback starter.

September 1, 2019 05:48 PM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Sim game set
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) will throw a simulated game Monday, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.

Weaver made it through a bullpen session Friday without issue and moves onto a simulated game. The right-hander, who hasn't pitched in a game since May 27, is nearing a return to the active roster.

August 27, 2019 09:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Bullpen scheduled for Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.

If all goes well Friday, Weaver will throw a simulated game next week. Manager Torey Lovullo indicated there's a good chance the right-hander will return before the end of the season.

August 27, 2019 01:52 PM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Bullpen delayed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) threw out to 110 feet Monday, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Weaver "felt good" following the session, and that the right-hander is on track to toss a bullpen session next week. It had been previously reported that Weaver would throw a bullpen last week, but that session never happened.

August 22, 2019 07:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Scheduled for bullpen Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.

If all goes well for Weaver on Friday, manager Torey Lovullo said the next step for the right-hander is throwing to live batters. Weaver has been on the injured list since late May.

August 15, 2019 07:04 AM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Weaver came out of the session feeling good, according to the team. The right-hander threw only fastballs during the session, his second such bullpen since suffering the injury in May.

July 26, 2019 03:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Shifts to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.

This move is simply procedural, as Weaver has already been on the shelf for 60 days. The right-hander is set to receive a follow-up MRI this week, after which a more concrete timetable for his return will hopefully emerge. To replace Weaver on the 40-man roster, Yasmany Tomas had his contract selected from Triple-A Reno.

July 17, 2019 08:04 AM
Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Having follow-up MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weaver (elbow) will undergo another MRI next week to assess his recovery, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Weaver has started throwing and is playing catch out to 75 feet. Next week's MRI should give a clearer indication of his potential return to the rotation. The right-hander landed on the injured list in late May and will likely need at least two rehab starts.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs San Diego 14.102 2.510016
vs LHB 34.000 2.380835
vs RHB 30.100 3.560634
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/28CHC0004.16315
5/4@COL1007.03118
5/9ATL0007.03126
5/14PIT0106.07325
5/20@SD0106.04207
5/26@SF1005.06126
9/21@SD0002.00001
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020ARI00---00000000000000
2019ARI432.941212000064.3552221631469
2018STL7114.9530250000136.3150837519354121
2017STL723.881310000060.3592726711772
2016STL145.7098000036.3462923721245
Total19204.390550000297.031016114539997307
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020ARI000---00000------0---
2019ARI154650.8000000.2271.07326010.07
2018STL21331480.9000103.2771.49660913.67
2017STL163401.6000200.2541.26025211.49
2016STL030320.9000001.3111.59616714.86
Total42802851.0013304.2661.370128812.61
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2014AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals 3.1220010341123.234.839
2014R-Gcl Cardinals 6.04400009040.000.667
2015AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals105.1191908508819981.631.113
2016AAA-Memphis Redbirds 6.01101004220.000.667
2016AA-Springfield Cardinal 77.0121206308810631.400.948
2017AAA-Memphis Redbirds 77.21515010207619632.561.062
2018AAA-Memphis Redbirds 4.01100007034.500.750
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/170
Birthdate:
8/21/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
DeLand, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Arizona Diamondbacks
College:
Florida State
MLB Experience:
4