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Angels | Jered Weaver's struggles continue

Sun, 03 May 2015 16:36:27 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver fell to 0-4 on the year, allowing five runs on 10 hits in five innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants Sunday, May 3, and his ERA climbed to 6.24 for the year.

Fantasy Tip: Not only is Weaver ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) being shelled on a routine basis, but he has managed just 15 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings. He should be avoided at FantasyScore until he shows signs of turning things around.

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Angels | Skipper endorses Jered Weaver

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:17:11 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver received an endorsement from manager Mike Scioscia Saturday, April 11, after Weaver's second consecutive poor outing to start the season. "He's going to be fine," Scioscia said. "This is really just a release point issue with Weave right now. He'll figure it out. He always does. He'll be there for us."

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should have less optimism. Weaver ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) is all smoke and mirrors at this stage of his career, as his velocity has been in a free fall for a few seasons. Still, he is a viable option for FantasyScore players in favorable matchups, although it would be nice to see Weaver have a a tidy outing before taking a leap of faith. In deeper seasonal leagues, Weaver's value might present a nice buying opportunity, too.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Jeff Fletcher

Angels | Jered Weaver yanked early

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:34:24 -0700

Los Angeles Angels SP Jered Weaver failed to make it through the fifth-inning, Saturday, April 11, against the Kansas City Royals, for just the second time in two-plus seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Weaver ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) lasted just 4 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits, four walks and six earned runs while striking out five batters. The bad numbers were slightly inflated due to two home runs. It is odd seeing such a bad line for Weaver include a high number of strikeouts. If Weaver can keep up the high strikeout rate, he could become a very strong daily option, as the rest of the numbers from Saturday should normalize rather quickly.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Jeff Fletcher

Angels | Skipper not worried about Jered Weaver

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:01:49 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver's average four-seam fastball velocity was 83.5 mph on opening day Monday, April 6, but manager Mike Scioscia is not worried. The velocity was the slowest of Weaver's career. Scioscia said Weaver was "out of sync" with his mechanics during his outing against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Despite a velocity dip in 2014, Weaver ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) still had a 7.1 K/9 and 169 strikeouts in 213 1/3 innings. However, a further dip in velocity has to be concerning if it comes with a decrease in swings and misses. Residing in a home ball park that limits homers helps, though, and he should continue to be serviceable in the right matchups for fantasy owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alden Gonzalez

Angels | Jered Weaver will start opening day

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:20:39 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver is officially the opening day starter, according to manager Mike Scioscia.

Fantasy Tip: Weaver ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) was expected to be named the opening day starter, so this isn't shocking news. Weaver's fastball velocity has been trending the wrong way in recent years, but he's an acceptable option to round out mixed league rotations.

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Angels | Jered Weaver targeted for opener

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:00:47 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver is being targeted by the team to start opening day against the Seattle Mariners Monday, April 6. The rest of the rotation is expected to be SPs C.J. Wilson, Matt Shoemaker and Hector Santiago, according to manager Mike Scioscia.

Fantasy Tip: Weaver ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) has been the team's expected opening day starter all along, so this shouldn't come as a big surprise. The Mariners should be even better offensively in 2015 with notable offseason acquisitions, but Weaver should be an acceptable FantasyScore pitching play on opening day.

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Angels | Jered Weaver expected to start opener

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:05:14 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver is expected to serve as the team's starter on opening. In what might have been his final tuneup of the spring he worked 6 1/3 innings in a minor league game Tuesday, March 31, allowing two runs with four hits and five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Weaver is getting up there in age but he still has a lot left in the tank and he is pitching for a contender. He'll fly off the boards fairly early on draft day, and at $6,500 (or 13.0% of cap) in FantasyScore he is a decent addition for his win potential and strikeouts.

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Angels | Halos could use four-man rotation

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:37:25 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are expected to begin the regular season with a four-man starting rotation and an eight-man bullpen, according to manager Mike Scioscia. SPs Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Matt Shoemaker and Hector Santiago are expected to start the first four games of the season. The Angels will not need a fifth starter until April 14, but injured SP Garrett Richards (knee) is unlikely to be available by then.

Fantasy Tip: This means that SPs Andrew Heaney and Nick Tropeano will likely begin the year in the minors but one of them could be recalled to make the start April 14. Neither pitcher has much value in universal leagues, although Heaney has the bigger upside and could be worthy of consideration in the later rounds of AL-only drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Jeff Fletcher

Angels | More on Jered Weaver's velocity

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:50:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver's fastball velocity sat mainly at 83-84 mph in a three-plus inning start Wednesday, March 11, which is three or four ticks slower than his average fastball velocity in 2014. Weaver said he typically doesn't go full intensity in spring starts until has last couple of outings. However, he also noticed that he was "getting a little too long" and was messing with the timing of his delivery. Weaver is set for four more Cactus League starts before the regular season. Manager Mike Scioscia is not worried about Weaver.

Fantasy Tip: Because of the dip in velocity in recent seasons, Weaver's strikeout totals are several tiers below the big fantasy pitching guns. However, he has proven to be able to successful rely on change of speeds and location with the Halos, making him worth a selection as a No. 2 or 3 fantasy starter in the middle rounds.

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Angels | Jered Weaver's velocity is down

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:40:44 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver is pitching with less velocity. Angels manager Mike Scioscia blamed the velocity drop on Weaver's mechanics.

Fantasy Tip: It was previously reported Weaver gained weight to get stronger and pitch deeper into games. News of his velocity drop would seem to contradict him getting stronger. His velocity has been on a steady decline in recent years, and Weaver's production has slipped with it. Perhaps it's a mechanical issue -- as Scioscia suggests it is -- but monitor his velocity this spring. Unless he throws harder, though, continue to draft Weaver in the later rounds of drafts.

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