Luke Weaver, RHP
Credit: Florida State University
One of two righthanded pitchers the Cardinals took in the first round of the 2014 draft (Jack Flaherty was the other), Weaver joined the high-A Palm Beach a few weeks into the 2015 season and fit in well with a staff that dominated the Florida State League. In his 19 starts, Weaver posted a 1.62 ERA with 88 Ks and just 19 walks. He uses a devastating fastball/changeup combination to keep hitters completely off-balance. That may be enough in college and A-ball, but whether he can succeed as a big league starter will depend on how well he brings along his third pitch, the curveball. Guess which one he’ll be throwing the most in Arizona?