St. Louis Cardinals’ 2015 Top Prospects

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Advanced A Palm Beach Cardinals – SP Luke Weaver

Remember when I told you about this guy back in March and predicted he could make the big league roster? Well, turns out I was wrong about that. What I wasn’t wrong about, was that he is going to be a really good pitcher. Entering into his first full season at the big leagues he has been rated in the top ten of Cardinals’ prospects already by many.

Let’s dig into these stats. In just 19 starts this season Weaver amassed a dazzling 1.62 ERA, which even bested teammate and fellow top prospect Alexander Reyes. Weaver possessed amazing control for a pitcher at this level and in his first professional season, only walking 19 batters the entire season (compare that to Reyes who walked 31 in 13 starts at same level). Weaver wasn’t susceptible to the long ball either, allowing just two throughout the season. 

Now, Weaver did posses a 2.28 FIP (Fielding Independent ERA), so his overall ERA could have climbed a tad bit had he made a few more starts. However, that is not even a full run over his overall ERA, that is fantastic and makes his 1.62 ERA even better.