hybrid wrote:His delivery is very deceptive and he has great control, pitchers like that usually do very well the first few times around the league. He should be pretty good regardless, but I'd say that's a big reason for his success so far.
he's hardly a D-Train who heavly rely on his delivery right? Weaver might not have great stuff he has much better stuff than D-Train?
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"Is it just me, or does Weaver's delivery leave anyone scared about arm troubles?"
It's a risk with anybody, some guys have more rubbery arms than others, but there's no way of knowing that for years, though its a good sign his brother hasn't been injury plagued...
The one good thing I see is, he's not overly reliant on his breaking stuff, and it's the breaking stuff that really overtaxes the arm, that and pitching past your fatigue point.
In terms his mechanics, he's nothing like Greg Maddux, but he does remind me of Maddux in the pitches that he throws (mostly moving fastballs that vary in speed) and how he hits his spots and doesn't throw anything down the middle. Weaver has a bit more giddy up on his fastballs though.
It's that not throwing fat pitches over the plate that's the most impressive thing. Sometimes a Thome or a Manny is gonna hurt you no matter what you throw, but it's walks and the fat pitches that a bum jack that usually kill you.
The only real concern I've had with the younger Weaver is how hard he got worked in college. If I remember correctly he threw something like 170 pitches in a CWS game!
But he's looked fresh so far. I hope he gets a spot in the rotation... maybe the Angels should package Santana or Lackey with a prospect to get a corner IF with some pop, and at the same time open a spot for Jered in the rotation.
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JakeTrain72 wrote:I am a HUGE fan of Jered Weaver (if you do go to pick him up make sure you get the right weaver).
I wonder how many people picked up Jeff by accident. Yahoo originally had them both listed as Je. Weaver. You know someone must have done it.
(I'm in the club, so far it has earned me two wins more than the Hamels club.)
Yeah, it was a bit confusing. Obviously only Jered was on waivers, Jeff was either taken or a FA. Still, when I put in my waiver claim I made sure to click the name and verify that Jered's player card popped up.
So now I have Weaver, Hamels, and Liriano, three potential young studs in my keeper league. At least one of them is likely to pan out.