• Full name Luke Allen Weaver
  • Born 08/21/1993 in Deland, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 183 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Florida State
  • Debut 08/13/2016
  • Drafted in the 1st round (27th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014 (signed for $1,843,000).
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    Florida State produced back-to-back first-round righthanders in 1994-95 with Paul Wilson and Jonathan Johnson, but they haven't had a righty go in the first round since then, with Nick Stocks being a supplemental first-rounder in 1999. Weaver entered the year as the best bet to end that streak but has seen his velocity back up this spring from its 96 mph peak last season. Slight and athletic at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, Weaver pitches off an 88-92 mph fastball that peaks higher on occasion but less frequently this year than last year, as scouts report he has lost some of his previous looseness. His fastball has some sink from a three-quarters slot, and his changeup has good deception and sinking action. Weaver's slider remains a fringy pitch, as it was when scouts saw him last summer with USA Baseball, and his strikeout rate has plummeted from 10.89 per nine (11th in the country last year) to 7.2 this season. However, he has mound presence, above-average control and the competitiveness demanded of a Friday starter for a top program. Weaver has second- or third-round tools with first-round pedigree.

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Career Transactions

  • Cincinnati Reds sent RHP Luke Weaver on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
  • Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Luke Weaver on the 15-day injured list retroactive to March 27, 2023. Right elbow flexor strain.
  • Cincinnati Reds signed free agent RHP Luke Weaver.

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