Collette Calls: Third Time Not the Charm for Weaver
Collette Calls: Third Time Not the Charm for Weaver

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

Luke Weaver was 39th in our preseason pitcher rankings. His ADP in the heat of the draft season was an identical 39. His current ranking in 12-team mixed standard format leagues is roughly 100 spots below both rankings thanks to a 4-6 record, 4.59 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 16 starts.

Regular readers of this column will recall I was bearish on Weaver in my bold prediction series and cited a few reasons for that opinion. The first one I mentioned was Derek Carty's observation that Weaver added bulk to his frame. Carty mentioned his time in scout school taught him dramatically adding mass can disrupt your muscle memory and mechanics and lead to injury. The second part I had was based off work by Alex Chamberlain, which noted that Weaver's expected strikeout rate was much lower than ...

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.
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