Luke Weaver
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 183LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 1 7.71 12 1 0 16.1 19 1.78
7 Seasons 24 36 4.79 114 81 0 449.1 461 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 12 1-1 7.71 16.1 19 1.78
7 Seasons 114 24-36 4.79 449.1 461 1.40

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 22 682 108 6 5.6 3.6 89.6 111.4 14.7 50.0 .310 .492 .370 .373 .498 34.3 26.9 7.2 5.70 6.17
2017 23 1046 162 9 5.6 3.6 86.3 116.5 7.7 33.3 .235 .373 .301 .288 .376 34.4 28.6 6.7 3.88 3.52
2018 24 2386 431 27 6.3 4.4 87.9 115.1 12.8 37.4 .259 .427 .340 .331 .379 35.0 19.9 8.9 4.95 4.70
2019 25 1053 174 11 6.3 4.2 89.9 115.0 14.6 34.5 .253 .426 .274 .310 .397 41.4 26.5 5.4 2.94 4.23
2020 26 968 162 15 9.3 6.4 89.8 112.8 19.3 36.4 .252 .464 .368 .333 .403 42.0 23.3 7.6 6.58 4.77
2021 27 1109 191 18 9.4 6.5 90.1 112.2 14.5 36.1 .253 .452 .317 .328 .401 41.4 22.5 7.3 4.25 4.60
2022 28 685 111 13 11.7 8.1 91.7 112.5 11.8 41.4 .296 .463 .374 .362 .432 45.9 21.7 8.1 6.96 5.68
Player 7929 1339 99 7.4 5.1 89.0 116.5 13.5 37.6 .261 .436 .332 .329 .401 38.4 23.4 7.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Weaver relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(59.6%) ,
Changeup
(25.8%) ,
Slider
(10.1%) ,
Curveball
(2.6%) ,
Cutter
(1.2%) ,
Sinker
(0.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 37.0 18.5 39.8 4.6 37.0 37.0 25.9 1.9 18.5 20.4 35.2 10.2 5.6 3.6
2017 50.6 15.4 29.6 4.3 36.4 37.7 25.9 6.2 35.2 16.0 31.5 3.1 5.6 3.6
2018 43.9 21.6 26.9 7.7 34.1 36.7 29.0 3.2 31.6 23.9 26.0 7.2 6.3 4.4
2019 42.0 24.7 25.9 7.5 32.8 38.5 28.7 4.6 27.0 23.6 29.9 8.6 6.3 4.2
2020 33.3 35.2 26.5 4.9 40.7 32.7 26.5 2.5 22.8 30.9 23.5 10.5 9.3 6.4
2021 39.3 29.3 27.2 4.2 40.8 34.0 25.1 6.3 27.7 26.2 24.1 6.3 9.4 6.5
2022 38.7 19.8 37.8 3.6 35.1 36.0 28.8 0.9 31.5 20.7 27.0 8.1 11.7 8.1
Player 41.5 23.6 29.1 5.8 36.3 36.1 27.5 3.8 28.8 23.5 27.4 7.5 7.4 5.1
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Slider KC R 69 84.6 41.2 4.2 11 4.9 -1.7 -26
2022 Cutter KC R 8 88.1 26.8 -0.3 -1 0.5 -1.1 -69
2022 Curveball KC R 18 80.0 51.3 0.0 0 5.6 -3.7 -40
2022 Sinker KC R 5 94.7 15.1 -7.8 -34 15.6 0.1 1
2022 4-Seamer KC R 408 94.9 14.2 0.6 4 8.9 0.7 9
2022 Changeup KC R 177 86.9 30.7 -0.2 -1 14.6 0.0 0
2021 Curveball ARI R 21 78.0 51.7 -3.0 -6 4.6 -5.0 -52
2021 Cutter ARI R 68 87.4 25.7 2.7 9 3.5 0.9 36
2021 Sinker ARI R 1 91.1 17.7 -6.1 -26 14.4 -0.5 -3
2021 4-Seamer ARI R 686 93.6 13.8 1.7 11 7.4 -0.3 -4
2021 Changeup ARI R 333 85.4 26.9 -3.9 -13 12.6 -1.6 -12
2020 Cutter ARI R 114 88.3 23.7 3.0 11 2.5 0.3 15
2020 4-Seamer ARI R 523 94.0 12.7 2.6 17 7.4 -0.2 -3
2020 Curveball ARI R 67 79.0 53.0 0.5 1 3.4 -6.2 -65
2020 Changeup ARI R 264 84.7 27.5 -3.9 -12 13.4 -0.1 0
2019 Curveball ARI R 95 81.3 50.9 -0.1 0 1.3 -7.4 -85
2019 Sinker ARI R 1 96.0 13.8 -8.1 -37 9.8 -6.1 -38
2019 Cutter ARI R 148 87.5 28.8 0.1 1 3.4 1.1 46
2019 4-Seamer ARI R 548 93.8 15.4 0.8 5 8.6 0.3 4
2019 Changeup ARI R 261 84.5 32.0 0.2 1 11.4 -2.6 -19
2018 Curveball STL R 304 80.8 47.7 -3.9 -8 8.7 -0.8 -8
2018 Sinker STL R 3 92.1 23.9 -0.1 0 14.7 -0.2 -2
2018 4-Seamer STL R 1,372 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 -14
2018 Cutter STL R 113 87.0 28.9 -0.4 -1 2.9 0.7 32
2017 4-Seamer STL R 616 93.2 15.5 0.2 1 9.1 0.2 2
2017 Changeup STL R 267 84.3 29.9 -2.2 -7 10.9 -3.1 -22
2017 Sinker STL R 10 93.2 21.4 -0.4 -2 15.4 0.1 1
2017 Curveball STL R 122 79.6 47.8 -4.2 -8 9.1 -0.7 -8
2017 Cutter STL R 24 88.5 23.9 2.5 9 1.9 -0.1 -4
2016 Cutter STL R 64 88.4 24.0 1.6 6 3.3 -4.2 -461
2016 Curveball STL R 50 80.1 49.0 -0.9 -2 2.5 -5.7 -69
2016 Changeup STL R 161 83.9 29.8 -1.2 -4 14.5 0.9 6
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 %
2022 4-Seamer 2.3 9 408 59.6 100 .333 .488 .396 21.4 22.0 15.8 .318 .536 .412 51.6
2022 Changeup 0.0 0 177 25.8 46 .295 .341 .304 30.1 28.3 21.3 .245 .316 .262 37.5
2022 Slider 5.3 4 69 10.1 11 .545 .636 .523 8.7 0.0 0.0 .342 .495 .363 36.4
2022 Curveball -2.9 -1 18 2.6 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .123 .135 .117 0.0
2022 Cutter 6.5 1 8 1.2 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 33.3 0.0 0.0 .407 .744 .491 100.0
2022 Sinker -3.7 0 5 0.7 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -4 686 61.9 163 .224 .448 .328 20.2 19.6 15.6 .256 .491 .357 40.9
2021 Changeup 2.9 10 333 30.0 93 .267 .556 .384 26.8 23.7 16.4 .256 .408 .298 44.1
2021 Cutter -3.2 -2 68 6.1 9 .111 .111 .100 33.3 22.2 16.7 .286 .518 .340 14.3
2021 Curveball -1.3 0 21 1.9 7 .143 .286 .179 57.1 85.7 60.0 .109 .134 .106 100.0
2021 Sinker -3.8 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer 0.9 4 523 54.0 127 .313 .583 .411 20.2 22.8 16.5 .260 .509 .352 49.4
2020 Changeup -0.6 -1 264 27.3 81 .227 .387 .298 34.9 29.6 20.5 .211 .350 .273 25.5
2020 Cutter 2.2 2 114 11.8 18 .313 .625 .428 25.7 11.1 10.5 .293 .592 .405 50.0
2020 Curveball 2.4 2 67 6.9 10 .500 .700 .520 5.0 0.0 0.0 .412 .577 .426 50.0
2019 4-Seamer -0.8 -4 548 52.0 127 .239 .410 .312 21.3 29.1 20.9 .260 .471 .332 45.7
2019 Changeup -2.8 -7 261 24.8 83 .169 .273 .226 34.5 25.3 19.8 .227 .349 .276 33.9
2019 Cutter -0.1 0 148 14.1 34 .273 .424 .312 20.5 20.6 29.2 .257 .452 .308 38.5
2019 Curveball 0.4 0 95 9.0 14 .357 .429 .346 29.0 21.4 18.8 .356 .443 .341 54.5
2019 Sinker -8.1 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -5 1,372 57.5 329 .272 .409 .351 20.5 22.8 17.7 .252 .417 .340 34.7
2018 Changeup 1.9 11 593 24.9 176 .269 .467 .349 28.1 19.3 15.9 .241 .403 .296 32.8
2018 Curveball 2.7 8 304 12.7 77 .315 .562 .413 18.6 13.0 16.1 .308 .537 .379 44.4
2018 Cutter -0.3 0 113 4.7 23 .273 .273 .265 12.5 8.7 10.0 .323 .390 .325 25.0
2018 Sinker -23.5 -1 3 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .262 .268 .243 0.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.0 -6 616 58.9 126 .254 .412 .327 23.7 35.7 24.3 .260 .427 .325 46.5
2017 Changeup -1.6 -4 267 25.5 86 .203 .253 .241 25.2 27.9 19.0 .193 .235 .227 16.4
2017 Curveball 3.7 5 122 11.7 27 .296 .407 .374 20.0 7.4 11.1 .200 .366 .235 28.0
2017 Cutter 4.5 1 24 2.3 5 .600 .800 .610 11.1 0.0 0.0 .397 .710 .468 40.0
2017 Sinker 33.5 3 10 1.0 4 .750 2.250 1.225 0.0 0.0 0.0 .463 1.267 .707 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 251 84.7 89 17.0 1:15 2:00 -45
2020 Curveball 64 79.1 68 12.2 7:00 6:30 30
2020 Cutter 102 88.2 59 10.8 12:00 11:30 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 497 94.0 98 19.5 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Changeup 328 85.3 86 16.5 1:15 1:45 -30
2021 Curveball 21 78.0 52 10.4 7:15 7:00 15
2021 Cutter 68 87.4 54 10.0 12:00 11:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 684 93.6 95 18.7 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Changeup 168 86.9 79 16.1 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Curveball 18 80.0 67 12.6 7:30 7:00 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 399 94.8 92 18.3 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Slider 68 84.6 49 9.0 8:30 8:00 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 167 682 3 1 4 3 12
2017 248 1,039 -5 -2 2 3 -2
2018 606 2,385 2 -19 23 8 14
2019 259 1,053 -5 -15 4 4 -12
2020 236 968 3 -6 8 2 7
2021 272 1,109 -2 -3 5 3 4
2022 161 685 3 2 5 3 13
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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 68.6 81.2 26.6 65.3 40.2 56.3 46.6 22.0 7.6 78.8
2017 1,046 50.6 68.8 81.2 24.0 61.8 46.7 59.9 46.7 23.4 6.9 81.9
2018 2,386 50.6 68.0 81.1 24.6 65.2 45.2 60.1 46.6 22.2 6.9 81.2
2019 1,053 48.2 68.5 79.0 27.2 58.8 41.2 62.2 47.1 25.6 6.4 86.6
2020 968 50.8 72.0 80.5 23.1 56.4 44.9 60.2 47.9 24.8 7.7 86.7
2021 1,109 52.6 70.5 79.6 30.0 65.2 43.5 63.6 51.3 23.6 7.9 85.2
2022 685 48.3 75.8 83.3 29.9 61.3 42.6 53.4 52.1 23.0 6.1 88.1
Player 7,929 50.2 69.7 80.8 26.1 62.5 43.9 60.0 48.0 23.4 7.1 83.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2016 39 48 11 66
2017 76 63 70 71 79 72 56 71 39 86 77 44 15 55 53 11 35
2018 24 23 26 31 27 24 51 63 53 35 39 34 14 58 71 17 39
2019 53 39 39 47 65 69 64 17 12 70 89 51 26 41 58 14 20
2020 34 36 20 19 53 6 22 24 21 50 62 37 15 52 87 18 23
2021 30 30 22 16 52 47 21 21 28 42 65 29 69 46 91 18
2022 69 81 7
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.7 7 6.2 1 0 3 4 57.1
2017 22.7 7 6.1 1 2 4 3 42.9
2018 23.5 19 20.8 -2 12 10 12 63.2
2019 22.2 6 8.3 -2 6 10 1 16.7
2020 22.7 10 12.8 -3 6 12 4 40.0
2021 23.1 11 11.9 -1 1 10 4 36.4
2022 26.3 1 2.4 -1 4 2 1 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 7 7 7 5 7 5 5 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 7 7 7 4 5 7 5 5 7 7 7 7 5 5 7 7
2017 7 5 7 7 6 5 6 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 5 7 7 5 5 7 7 7 8 5 6 5 7
2018 19 24 27 18 19 20 20 27 20 17 22 19 17 18 20 22 18 23 14 22 23 20 19 19 22 24 22 17 23 20 28
2019 6 8 12 5 10 8 10 9 11 5 11 8 3 8 8 11 8 10 2 7 11 7 6 4 5 13 13 6 10 6 13
2020 10 13 14 11 14 13 0 14 11 14 15 11 9 8 8 15 9 16 10 13 12 16 12 16 16 15 10 8 15 9 20
2021 11 12 14 10 13 13 13 13 13 8 13 13 9 9 11 13 12 12 9 12 13 11 12 12 11 13 14 11 11 12 14
2022 1 4 2 2 2 3 1 4 1 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 2 5 2 2 3 3 4 2 4 1 4 1 2 2 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92 93 1 93.2 0.2 92.5 -0.7 93 0.5 93 0 94.7 1.7
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 84.3 0.4 85.4 1.1 84.5 -0.9 84.7 0.2 85.4 0.7 86.9 1.5
Breaking Velocity 80.1 79.6 -0.5 80.8 1.2 81.3 0.5 79 -2.3 78 -1 83.6 5.6
Exit Velocity 89.6 86.3 -3.3 87.9 1.6 89.9 2 89.8 -0.1 90.1 0.3 91.7 1.6
Launch Angle 14.7 7.7 -7 12.8 5.1 14.6 1.8 19.3 4.7 14.5 -4.8 11.8 -2.7
Barrel % 5.6 5.6 0 6.3 0.7 6.3 0 9.3 3 9.4 0.1 11.7 2.3
Hard Hit % 34.3 34.4 0.1 35 0.6 41.4 6.4 42 0.6 41.4 -0.6 45.9 4.5
Sweet Spot % 50 33.3 -16.7 37.4 4.1 34.5 -2.9 36.4 1.9 36.1 -0.3 41.4 5.3
xBA .31 .235 -0.075 .259 0.024 .253 -0.006 .252 -0.001 .253 0.001 .296 0.043
BA .311 .254 -0.057 .277 0.023 .227 -0.05 .292 0.065 .233 -0.059 .343 0.11
xwOBA .373 .288 -0.085 .331 0.043 .31 -0.021 .333 0.023 .328 -0.005 .362 0.034
wOBA .37 .301 -0.069 .34 0.039 .274 -0.066 .368 0.094 .317 -0.051 .374 0.057
xSLG .492 .373 -0.119 .427 0.054 .426 -0.001 .464 0.038 .452 -0.012 .463 0.011
SLG .507 .392 -0.115 .441 0.049 .368 -0.073 .523 0.155 .47 -0.053 .462 -0.008
K% 26.9 28.6 1.7 19.9 -8.7 26.5 6.6 23.3 -3.2 22.5 -0.8 21.7 -0.8
BB% 7.2 6.7 -0.5 8.9 2.2 5.4 -3.5 7.6 2.2 7.3 -0.3 8.1 0.8
Swing % 46.6 46.7 0.1 46.6 -0.1 47.1 0.5 47.9 0.8 51.3 3.4 52.1 0.8
Whiff% 22 23.4 1.4 22.2 -1.2 25.6 3.4 24.8 -0.8 23.6 -1.2 23 -0.6
In Zone % 47.7 50.6 2.9 50.6 0 48.2 -2.4 50.8 2.6 52.6 1.8 48.3 -4.3
Out of Zone % 52.3 49.4 -2.9 49.4 0 51.8 2.4 49.2 -2.6 47.4 -1.8 51.7 4.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.6 24 -2.6 24.6 0.6 27.2 2.6 23.1 -4.1 30 6.9 29.9 -0.1
First Pitch Swing % 26.9 25.8 -1.1 26.6 0.8 32 5.4 32.6 0.6 35.3 2.7 30.4 -4.9
First Pitch Strike % 56.3 59.9 3.6 60.1 0.2 62.2 2.1 60.2 -2 63.6 3.4 53.4 -10.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 161 .374 93 1 1.1 68 11 16.2
2017 249 .300 141 0 0.0 108 7 6.5
2018 607 .340 285 3 1.1 322 24 7.5
2019 259 .274 119 23 19.3 140 65 46.4
2020 236 .368 120 34 28.3 116 59 50.9
2021 272 .317 160 34 21.3 112 59 52.7
2022 161 .374 88 14 15.9 73 28 38.4

Pitch Tempo