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Jered Weaver (SP)

Los Angeles Angels - 85% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Jered Weaver gave up six runs over four and one third innings on Saturday night. Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez each hit a home run off Weaver, who walked four batters and struck out five. Weaver also struggled in his first start, when he gave up four runs in six innings.

Fantasy Impact: Weaver has seen his FIP rise from 3.06 in 2010 to 4.19 in 2014, while his K rate has dropped from 26% to 19%. He threw only 56% strikes in this start, and his pitches this year are all down in velocity from 2015. His next start is in Oakland, where he had a 5.68 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP in 2014. The A's have averaged six runs per game in the first week, which is second in the majors. Consider benching him if you have other weekly league options.


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Angels starter Jered Weaver pitched six innings on Opening Day against the Seattle Mariners but gave up four runs and eight hits. He struck out one batter and gave up a fifth inning solo home run to Dustin Ackley.

Fantasy Impact: Weaver threw 90 pitches, of which 54 were strikes, which is around the 60/40 split he had in 2014. Seth Smith had Weaver's number today, as he cracked two doubles and one single off the veteran. His next start is Saturday, April 11th against the Royals at home.


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Jered Weaver pitched 5 innings today, while only allowing one run. The run was a home run off the bat of Robinson Chirinos, and it was also the only hit Weaver allowed. Weaver retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced today, with 5 coming via the strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Jered Weaver is lined up to be the Angels opening day starter again this year, and should be a big part of their rotation. Weaver has started at least 30 games every year except once since his rookie year, and is very dependable. He will not be an elite pitcher this year, but he will be the guy that goes out every time and gets the job done.


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