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Jered Weaver | Starting Pitcher | #36

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/4/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (12) / LAA
Contract: view contract details
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Jered Weaver delivered a strong performance in Sunday's victory over the Orioles, allowing just two runs on five hits over seven frames.
Weaver punched out six in the ballgame and walked only one. He kept the O's off the board until his final inning of work where Jonathan Schoop belted a two-run homer. Knowing that his fastball is among the worst in the game, Weaver threw primarily breaking balls the entire game on Sunday and the strategy paid off for him. It'll be interesting to see if he does the same on Saturday against the Astros. May 22 - 8:26 PM

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Jered Weaver pitched well enough in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering four runs (three earned) on 10 hits over seven innings.

Weaver struck out two and walked two on the evening. He also surrendered a pair of gopher balls, with Joc Pederson whacking a two-run shot in the fourth and Corey Seager cracking a solo shot in the seventh. Even with Tuesday's relatively decent outing, the veteran Weaver still carries a 5.76 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. Up next on his schedule, a home showdown with the Orioles.
May 18 - 12:31 AM

Jered Weaver imploded in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals, surrendering eight runs on nine hits over four-plus innings.

Ouch. Weaver did strike out five without walking a batter, but that about ends the positive portion of his night. He surrendered three runs in the fourth inning, then coughed up five more to open the fifth. With the disastrous start under his belt, the veteran holds a 6.10 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 24/9 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 innings. Do not venture near him for fantasy purposes. A road start against the Dodgers shows next on his schedule.
May 13 - 2:09 AM

Jered Weaver earned a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Rays, yielding two runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings.

Weaver struck out five without walking a batter in what was just about as good of a start that you could ask for from the veteran at this point in his career. Both runs on his line came home when Steven Souza burned him for a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Weaver will carry a 4.72 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 19/9 K/BB ratio (over 34 1/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a home date with the Cardinals. No fantasy intrigue here.
May 8 - 12:38 AM

Jered Weaver was pounded for seven runs and 11 hits in five innings Monday by the Brewers.

Weaver took his first loss after three victories. He hasn't been very good in either of his last two starts, and his ERA has jumped from 3.12 to 5.40. Maybe he'll hold his own going forward despite the extreme lack of velocity, but there just isn't anything here to help fantasy leaguers.
May 2 - 11:48 PM

Jered Weaver yielded four runs on nine hits across six innings in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Weaver struck out four and walked two on the evening. Among the four runs he allowed, a Mike Moustakas solo home run in the first inning. He would allow one more run in the second and two in the fourth to polish off the scoring on his line. Weaver lacks any sort of fantasy upside, but the veteran has managed to pitch to a 3.86 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings. With Tuesday's win, he improved to 3-0. There is little reason to believe he will be able to hold that ERA under 4.00 for long, but stranger things have happened in this universe. The 33-year-old right-hander will continue his quest to defeat Father Time in a road start against the Brewers next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 27 - 2:04 AM

Jered Weaver stymied the White Sox on Thursday, allowing just one run and three hits over seven innings to move to 2-0.

Weaver is throwing his fastball slower than the majority of major league starters throw their changeups, but he's still hanging tough; he has a 3.12 ERA after three starts. We don't see how he can remain fantasy relevant (he's struck out seven and allowed three homers in 17 1/3 innings), but at least he might not handicap the Angels' chances this year.
Apr 21 - 5:40 PM

Jered Weaver lasted just 4 1/3 innings Saturday against the Twins, allowing eight hits and four runs with a strikeout and two walks.

Weaver was surprisingly effective against Texas in his season debut but nothing came easy against Minnesota on Saturday. He allowed five base runners in the first inning and later gave up a solo home run to Trevor Plouffe. Weaver’s velocity has fallen dramatically this year and Saturday the Twins took advantage. With that said, Weaver didn’t let things get completely out of hand as the game was tied 4-4 when he left in the fifth inning. The veteran right-hander will try to do better next time out against the White Sox.
Apr 16 - 5:32 PM

Jered Weaver tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Angels' 3-1 defeat of the Rangers.

Texas simply couldn't catch up to those 84 mph fastballs. Or something like that. Weaver struck out four, walked just one, and scattered six hits to pick up a win in his 2016 regular-season debut. The only run he gave up came on a fifth-inning solo shot by Rangers outfield prospect Nomar Mazara, who was making his MLB debut. Weaver was able to work through his limited arsenal on Sunday to great success, but he still shouldn't be trusted in standard fantasy formats. He gets the Twins on the road next.
Apr 10 - 6:27 PM

Jered Weaver allowed five earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a minor league game.

Weaver gave up a three-run shot in the first inning to an Oakland A's minor leaguer who will be playing in High-A ball this year. The veteran right-hander has struggled with his velocity all spring and should not be owned in standard fantasy leagues leading into the 2016 campaign. He was diagnosed earlier this month with a degenerative spinal issue.
Mar 30 - 5:52 PM

Jered Weaver gave up three runs in five innings against the Athletics in Cactus League action on Friday.

Weaver pitched on the minor league side last time out after being diagnosed with "mild degenerative changes" in his next, so this was his first Cactus League outing since March 9. He struck out two and walked none, but gave up a pair of solo homers along the way. According to reports, he was mostly sitting in the 80 mph range with his fastball and touched 83 mph, but he said after the game that he was happy with his arm slot. It appears that he’ll begin the season in the Angels’ rotation, but fantasy owners can ignore him at this point.
Mar 25 - 7:53 PM

Jered Weaver (neck) will pitch against the Athletics on Friday.

It will be a good test for Weaver after appearing in a minor league game on Sunday. He's expected to throw about 75 pitches. Weaver missed a start with neck stiffness earlier this spring and was recently diagnosed with a degenerative spine condition. It's something he'll be dealing with for the rest of his career. Weaver's days of fantasy relevance are long over.
Mar 24 - 4:14 PM

Jered Weaver (neck) will pitch in another minor league game Friday.

His outing Sunday apparently went relatively smoothly. Weaver was diagnosed last week with "mild degenerative changes" in his spine and could barely reach 80 mph with his fastball in his first few spring starts. The veteran right-hander should not be viewed as a fantasy option at this point.
Mar 21 - 2:25 PM

Jered Weaver (neck) will pitch Sunday in a minor league game.

Weaver struggled with his velocity last week and was later diagnosed with "mild degenerative changes" in his cervical spine, but he said Tuesday that he was planning to return to Cactus League action on Sunday. The Angels want to have him pitch on the minor league side to ensure that he gets four innings under his belt. The veteran right-hander insists that he won't begin the season on the disabled list, but that's no sure thing.
Mar 16 - 1:34 PM

Jered Weaver (neck) said Tuesday that he doesn't expect to begin the season on the disabled list.

Weaver hit just 80 mph on the radar gun last week and was diagnosed with "mild degenerative changes" in his cervical spine, but he expects to return to exhibition action Saturday and be ready for the start of the season. "I’ll be ready to take the ball in the (expletive) opening series," Weaver said. "I have a lot of people to prove wrong." The veteran right-hander referred to the issue as a bulging disk and admitted that it causes some discomfort in his left arm, but that it hasn't affected his pitching. It remains to be seen about whether his readiness for the season is wishful thinking.
Mar 15 - 1:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3Brendan Ryan
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Nick Tropeano
4C.J. Wilson
5Andrew Heaney
6Jhoulys Chacin
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Mike Morin
5Cory Rasmus
6Jose Alvarez
7Greg Mahle
8Cam Bedrosian
9Deolis Guerra
10Lucas Luetge