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Luke Weaver
Popularity: ↓ 18%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 185LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #27, St. Louis Cardinals | Florida State
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 9 6.58 12 12 0 52.0 55 1.56
5 Seasons 20 29 4.71 76 67 0 349.1 362 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 1-9 6.58 52.0 55 1.56
5 Seasons 76 20-29 4.71 349.1 362 1.40

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2016 682 108 6 5.6 89.5 14.4 50.0 .311 .500 .370 .378 .506 34.3 26.9 7.2 5.70 6.06
2017 1046 162 9 5.6 86.3 7.7 33.3 .243 .380 .301 .297 .388 34.4 28.6 6.7 3.88 3.58
2018 2386 431 27 6.3 87.9 12.8 37.1 .265 .435 .340 .338 .388 35.0 19.9 8.9 4.95 4.72
2019 1053 174 11 6.3 89.9 14.6 34.5 .258 .435 .274 .316 .407 41.4 26.5 5.4 2.94 4.23
2020 968 162 15 9.3 89.8 19.3 36.4 .253 .458 .362 .316 .379 42.0 23.3 7.6 6.58 4.58
ALL 6135 1037 68 6.6 88.5 13.5 37.3 .263 .436 .329 .328 .401 37.0 23.8 7.5
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Weaver relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(54%) ,
Changeup
(27.3%) ,
Cutter
(11.8%) ,
Curveball
(6.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 523 282 241 54.0 94.0 127 115 36 18 11 1 6 29 87 .313 .258 .583 .496 .392 .330 91.5 19 2467 20.4 16.5
2020 Changeup 264 87 177 27.3 84.7 81 75 17 11 3 0 3 24 51 .227 .214 .387 .354 .286 .265 85.7 19 1666 34.9 20.5
2020 Cutter 114 86 28 11.8 88.3 18 16 5 3 0 1 1 2 14 .313 .295 .625 .590 .416 .389 90.1 22 2360 25.7 10.5
2020 Curveball 67 32 35 6.9 79.0 10 10 5 3 2 0 0 0 10 .500 .412 .700 .581 .504 .403 90.9 10 2273 5.0 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 548 261 287 52.0 93.8 127 117 28 16 8 0 4 37 81 .239 .264 .410 .478 .297 .336 91.7 16 2308 21.8 20.9
2019 Changeup 261 50 211 24.8 84.5 83 77 13 7 5 0 1 21 56 .169 .235 .273 .363 .220 .284 87.5 10 1572 34.5 19.8
2019 Cutter 148 106 42 14.1 87.5 34 33 9 6 2 0 1 7 26 .273 .258 .424 .453 .302 .309 88.2 19 2213 20.8 29.2
2019 Curveball 95 45 50 9.0 81.3 14 14 5 4 1 0 0 3 11 .357 .374 .429 .471 .336 .364 93.7 12 2216 29.0 18.8
2019 Sinker 1 1 0 0.1 96.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2455 100.0 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 4-Seamer ARI R 523 94 12.7 2.6 17 7.4 -0.2 -2
2020 Changeup ARI R 264 84.7 27.5 -4.1 -13 13.4 -0.1 -1
2020 Cutter ARI R 114 88.3 23.7 3 11 2.5 0.3 13
2020 Curveball ARI R 67 79 53 0.4 1 3.4 -6.2 -65
2019 Cutter ARI R 148 87.5 28.8 0.2 1 3.4 1.1 47
2019 4-Seamer ARI R 548 93.8 15.4 0.9 5 8.6 0.4 4
2019 Sinker ARI R 1 96 13.8 -8.1 -37 9.8 -6.1 -38
2019 Changeup ARI R 261 84.5 32 0.1 0 11.4 -2.6 -19
2019 Curveball ARI R 95 81.3 50.9 -0.1 0 1.3 -7.4 -85
2018 Sinker STL R 3 92.1 23.9 -0.1 0 14.7 -0.2 -2
2018 Cutter STL R 113 87 28.9 -0.4 -1 2.9 0.7 31
2018 4-Seamer STL R 1372 93.7 15.6 0.6 4 8.5 0.3 4
2018 Changeup STL R 593 85.4 29.7 -2.7 -8 12.2 -1.9 -13
2018 Curveball STL R 304 80.8 47.7 -4 -8 8.7 -0.8 -8
2017 Cutter STL R 24 88.5 23.9 2.5 10 1.9 -0.1 -4
2017 Sinker STL R 10 93.2 21.4 -0.6 -3 15.4 0 0
2017 Changeup STL R 267 84.3 29.9 -2.3 -7 10.9 -3.1 -22
2017 Curveball STL R 122 79.6 47.8 -4.2 -8 9.1 -0.8 -8
2017 4-Seamer STL R 616 93.2 15.5 0.3 2 9.1 0.1 2
2016 Changeup STL R 161 83.9 29.8 -1.2 -4 14.5 0.9 6
2016 Curveball STL R 50 80 49 -1.2 -2 2.5 -5.7 -70
2016 Cutter STL R 64 88.5 24 1.7 7 3.3 -4.2 -451
2016 4-Seamer STL R 386 92.5 15.7 -0.3 -2 12.6 3.6 40
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Curveball 2.5 2 67 6.9 10 .500 .700 .520 5.0 0.0 0.0 .412 .581 .403 50.0
2020 Cutter 1.8 2 114 11.8 18 .313 .625 .428 25.7 11.1 10.5 .295 .590 .389 50.0
2020 Changeup -0.4 -1 264 27.3 81 .227 .387 .298 34.9 29.6 20.5 .214 .354 .265 25.5
2020 4-Seamer 1.2 6 523 54.0 127 .313 .583 .411 20.4 22.8 16.5 .258 .496 .331 49.4
2019 Sinker -8.3 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 .000
2019 Curveball 0.5 0 95 9.0 14 .357 .429 .304 29.0 21.4 18.8 .374 .471 .364 54.5
2019 Cutter 0.0 0 148 14.1 34 .273 .424 .312 20.8 20.6 29.2 .258 .453 .310 38.5
2019 Changeup -2.6 -7 261 24.8 83 .169 .273 .226 34.5 25.3 19.8 .235 .363 .285 33.9
2019 4-Seamer -0.6 -4 548 52.0 127 .239 .410 .314 21.8 29.1 20.9 .264 .478 .336 45.7
2018 Sinker -23.1 -1 3 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 .248 .254 .223 0.0
2018 Cutter -0.1 0 113 4.7 23 .273 .273 .265 12.8 8.7 10.0 .334 .415 .347 25.0
2018 Curveball 2.8 9 304 12.7 77 .315 .562 .413 18.6 13.0 16.1 .311 .538 .382 44.4
2018 Changeup 2.0 12 593 24.9 176 .269 .467 .349 28.1 19.3 15.9 .248 .407 .301 32.8
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -4 1372 57.5 329 .272 .409 .351 20.8 22.8 17.7 .258 .426 .347 34.7
2017 Sinker 33.5 3 10 1.0 4 .750 2.250 1.225 0.0 0.0 0.0 .466 1.223 .689 100.0
2017 Cutter 4.6 1 24 2.3 5 .600 .800 .610 11.1 0.0 0.0 .422 .715 .488 40.0
2017 Curveball 3.7 5 122 11.7 27 .296 .407 .374 20.0 7.4 11.1 .222 .404 .266 28.0
2017 Changeup -1.6 -4 267 25.5 86 .203 .253 .241 25.2 27.9 19.0 .200 .239 .235 16.4
2017 4-Seamer -1.0 -6 616 58.9 126 .254 .412 .327 23.8 35.7 24.3 .268 .437 .333 46.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Curveball 65 79.1 68 12.1 6:30 7:00 30
2020 Changeup 260 84.7 89 17.0 2:00 1:15 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 507 94.0 98 19.5 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Cutter 110 88.3 58 11.0 11:30 12:00 30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 159 654 6 0 5 2 13
2017 247 1036 -5 -2 3 3 -1
2018 602 2373 2 -18 24 8 16
2019 254 1043 -5 -14 5 4 -10
2020 235 965 3 -5 8 2 9
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 682 47.7 68.0 81.9 25.8 67.4 40.3 56.3 45.9 22.4 7.6 78.8
2017 1046 50.6 68.8 81.2 23.6 62.8 46.7 59.9 46.5 23.5 6.9 81.9
2018 2386 50.6 67.6 81.6 24.3 66.1 45.2 60.1 46.2 22.4 6.9 80.6
2019 1053 48.2 67.5 80.2 26.8 59.6 41.2 61.9 46.4 26.0 6.4 85.1
2020 968 51.0 71.3 81.0 23.2 56.4 45.1 60.2 47.7 24.9 7.9 85.5
ALL 6135 50.0 68.4 81.2 24.6 63.0 44.2 60.0 46.5 23.6 7.1 82.2
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 37.0 18.5 39.8 4.6 37.0 37.0 25.9 0.9 19.4 20.4 35.2 10.2 5.6
2017 50.6 15.4 29.6 4.3 36.4 37.7 25.9 6.2 35.8 16.7 31.5 3.1 5.6
2018 43.9 21.6 26.9 7.7 34.1 36.7 29.2 2.8 31.6 23.9 26.0 7.2 6.3
2019 42.0 24.7 25.9 7.5 32.8 38.5 28.7 3.4 27.0 23.6 29.9 8.6 6.3
2020 33.3 30.2 31.5 4.9 40.7 32.7 26.5 2.5 22.8 30.9 23.5 10.5 9.3
ALL 42.2 22.2 29.2 6.4 35.6 36.5 27.9 3.2 28.8 23.4 28.1 7.6 6.6
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 36 46 12
2017 74 56 71 74 76 71 55 72 40 86 77 43 74 55 52 12
2018 23 21 26 33 26 24 51 63 53 35 39 34 23 58 70 18
2019 51 37 39 46 64 69 64 16 12 70 89 52 51 41 57 15
2020 39 35 25 21 55 6 22 24 21 50 62 37 39 51 86 20
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.2 6 9.0 -3.0 5 9 2 33.3
2020 22.7 10 16.2 -6.2 7 12 7 70.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 9 11 8 13 7 9 10 12 7 12 10 3 9 9 11 7 7 5 8 6 10 9 8 8 13 12 8 12 5 12
2020 10 18 19 18 19 16 14 18 15 16 18 15 10 12 14 19 9 18 19 20 9 15 16 18 17 19 18 15 17 15 19
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92 93 1 93.2 0.2 92.5 -0.7 93 0.5
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 84.3 0.4 85.4 1.1 84.5 -0.9 84.7 0.2
Breaking Velocity 80.1 79.6 -0.5 80.8 1.2 81.3 0.5 79 -2.3
Exit Velocity 89.5 86.3 -3.2 87.9 1.6 89.9 2 89.8 -0.1
Launch Angle 14.4 7.7 -6.7 12.8 5.1 14.6 1.8 19.3 4.7
Barrel % 5.6 5.6 0 6.3 0.7 6.3 0 9.3 3
Hard Hit % 34.3 34.4 0.1 35 0.6 41.4 6.4 42 0.6
Sweet Spot % 50 33.3 -16.7 37.1 3.8 34.5 -2.6 36.4 1.9
xBA .311 .243 -0.068 .265 0.022 .258 -0.007 .253 -0.005
BA .311 .254 -0.057 .277 0.023 .227 -0.05 .292 0.065
xwOBA .378 .297 -0.081 .338 0.041 .316 -0.022 .316 0
wOBA .37 .301 -0.069 .34 0.039 .274 -0.066 .362 0.088
xSLG .5 .38 -0.12 .435 0.055 .435 0 .458 0.023
SLG .507 .392 -0.115 .441 0.049 .368 -0.073 .523 0.155
K% 26.9 28.6 1.7 19.9 -8.7 26.5 6.6 23.3 -3.2
BB% 7.2 6.7 -0.5 8.9 2.2 5.4 -3.5 7.6 2.2
Swing % 45.9 46.5 0.6 46.2 -0.3 46.4 0.2 47.7 1.3
Whiff% 22.4 23.5 1.1 22.4 -1.1 26 3.6 24.9 -1.1
In Zone Swing % 47.7 50.6 2.9 50.6 0 48.2 -2.4 51 2.8
Out of Zone Swing % 52.3 49.4 -2.9 49.4 0 51.8 2.4 49 -2.8
First Pitch Swing % 25.7 25 -0.7 25.8 0.8 31.2 5.4 32.6 1.4
First Pitch Strike % 56.3 59.9 3.6 60.1 0.2 61.9 1.8 60.2 -1.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 163 .375 94 1 1.1 69 12 17.4
2017 250 .302 142 0 0.0 108 7 6.5
2018 606 .340 284 3 1.1 322 24 7.5
2019 259 .274 119 23 19.3 140 65 46.4
2020 236 .362 120 34 28.3 116 59 50.9

Pitch Distribution